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Whitepaper: Scaling Linux to the Extreme: From 64 to 512 Processors

by Silicon GraphicsJan 01, 2008

Today, the Linux 2.4.21 kernel for Altix provides a productive platform for the high-performance-computing users who desire to exploit the features of the SGI Altix 3000 hardware. To achieve this goal, the author has made a number of changes to the Linux for Altix kernel. The author is now in the process of either moving those changes forward to Linux 2.6 for Altix, or of evaluating the Linux 2.6 kernel on Altix in order to determine if these changes are indeed needed at all.