SGI™ Origin 3000 Series Technical Configuration Owner's Guide

Document Number: 007-4311-002

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Configuration Manual Sections
Technical Terms

2. Introducing the SGI Origin 3000 Server Family
SGI Origin 3000 Series Model Naming Conventions

3. SGI Origin 3000 Server Series System Overview
Tall Rack
Short Rack
Power Bay
Power Distribution Unit (PDU)
Power Distribution Strip (PDS)
Compute Node (C-brick)
Disk (D-brick)
System Boot (I-brick)
PCI Expansion (P-brick)
XIO Expansion (X-brick)
Router (R-brick)
Graphics Subsystem (G-brick)
PCI Based I/O Channels
System Control
ISDN Router
System Cooling

4. Performance and Bandwidth Characteristics
C-brick (Compute Node)
D-brick (Fibre Channel Disk)
I-brick (System Boot with PCI Bus)
P-brick (PCI Expansion)
X-brick (XIO Expansion)
Supported XIO Cards
Supported PCI Cards
Supported Tape Drives

5. System Interconnection Fabric Drawings
2-processor through 16-processor Systems
32-processor and 64-processor Systems
128-processor System
256-processor System
512-processor System

6. System Partitioning
Partitioning Overview
Definition of Terms
Partitioning Rules
Valid Configurations

7. Configuration Guidelines
System Configuration Process
Guidelines for Configuring the C-brick
Guidelines for Configuring D-bricks
Guidelines for Configuring Controller Cards within I/O Bricks
Base System Components

8. Expanding the SGI Origin 3000 Series System
Processor Capacity
Main Memory Capacity
Peripheral Capacity

9. SGI Origin 3000 Series Software Requirements
Required Software

A. SGI Origin 3200 System Configuration

B. SGI Origin 3400 System Configuration

C. SGI Origin 3800 System Configuration

D. D-brick Rack Configuration

E. Mechanical and Electrical Specifications

F. System / Channel Bandwidths

G. Component Dimensions, Weights, and Power