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From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sun Nov 28 06:45:52 2004

On Nov 27 2004, 18:53, Jules Richardson wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 12:50 +0000, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> > and a 16-processor x 180MHz R10K Origin2000.
> I thought you only had 8 in that thing! :-)

You only saw one module and one FC-RAID box; there's a second one at
work, in the proper O2K rack with some more PCI cards, a couple of XIO
cards, an Origin Vault, and a bunch more Craylink cables.

> I'm thinking our R5K Indy with the 24bit board might be useful as a
> front-end for some ray tracing exhibit - I think it's the only 'old'
> machine we have with 24 bit colour.
> We've just got that machine, a pair of R4K Indys (one with a duff CPU
> spares only)

I may have a spare CPU module.

> The latter three still only have one keyboard to share between them
> though :-(

I'll try to remember to count my keyboards and see if I have a spare.

> It'd be nice to find an O200 or O2000 someday!
> > The O2K is currently split into two units, one at home (with all
> > extra bits'n'bobs) and one on loan to a research unit at the
> > University.
> Aha! :)

I'll remember you said that if I need to find space to keep the O2K
rack :-)

> > And work have stopped buying/suuporting SGI :-(
> does that mean you'll be clearing them out of all things SGI? ;-)

Depends. Several departments have SGIs of their own, which they keep
running even though we no longer provide support for them, as of this
summer. They're mostly Indys and a few O2s, but there's the odd Power
Challenge etc. We have a bunch of O2s which were classroom machines,
and were retired in the summer, but I'm not sure yet what will happen
to them. I might be able to get you one or two. They're low-spec,
though: R5K-180, 4GB disks, mostly only 64MB RAM. Most of us in
CompServ who have O2s are keeping them :-)

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Nov 28 2004 - 06:45:52 GMT

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