GCG on SGI Origin

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 14 10:34:34 EST 1997

In article <33298060.1D79 at picr.cr.man.ac.uk>,
Steve Roberts  <bmcsar at picr.cr.man.ac.uk> wrote:
>Is there anyone out there running GCG on Silicon Graphics Origin systems?
>Any experiences? What is the performance like? We are being offered an 
>Origin 200 (single R10k/180 processor for now).

I have heard of one site running it successfully.  We are currently
waiting for our Origin 200 (4x R10k/180) to arrive.

I have noticed on comp.sys.sgi.* that some Origin owners are having
problems with NFS, although this seems to be a problem only with very
early machines, and they now ship with a newer NFS (assuming you
order it at all).

>Has anyone any figures on how the (say FASTA) performance might compare 
>with an Alphaserver 1000A 5/400 or4000 5/300? So far I have 3 benchmarks 
>SpecInt, SpecFp and Linpack and each system is fasted on one of the 

We did Pearson fasta searches on an Indigo2 with a single 195MHz
R10k, and compared them with identical searches on an AlphaServer 2100
5/250.  The results were more or less identical.


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