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From: Lyle Bickley <lbickley_at_bickleywest.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 15:01:09 2004

> Zane H. Healy wrote:
> One of these days I will have to check out an old SGI to see what the
> fuss was about.

Of all of the systems I have - including DEC PDP-8 and 11, VAX, NeXT, Amiga,
Apple, S100 systems, HP, etc. - SGI is my hands-down favorite. Perhaps
that's because I love graphics and SGI simply does it best.

I always have tried to collect/restore those systems with the best graphics
and video options...

In my SGI collection I have:

Qty. Description

1 "Personal IRIS" 4D25 with Turbo Graphics
4 "Indigo" with Elan Graphics
3 "Indy" - one with Indy Video, one with Indy Cosmo Compress Video
2 "Indigo2" R10K 195MHz with Maximum Impact Graphics
1 "O2" R5K 200MHz with Video and Presenter options
1 "Octane" with Dual R10K 195MHz Processors, Video Compress option
1 "IRIS Crimson" 100MHz R4000 with Reality Engine Graphics
1 "Onyx" with four R10K 195MHz Processors with Reality Engine 2 Graphics
1 "Onyx" with four R10K 195MHz Processors with Infinite Reality
      Graphics, Sirius Video, ASO Audio, FDDI and Multi Channel Option
3 "Origin 200" Dual 195MHz Processors (Two "tied" as NUMA Cluster)

All of the above are restored and running an appropriate version of IRIX.

NOTE: I'm looking for an Origin GIGAchannel Expansion Box and the associated
XIO Interface and cables for an Origin 200. If someone on the list has these
items available, please contact me off list.

Lyle Bickley
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
Received on Sat Nov 27 2004 - 15:01:09 GMT

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