[rescue] WTB: SGI

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Tue Jun 19 02:35:37 CDT 2001

I picked up a 195mhz SI 512meg 2x4gig shipped for 1250$. <grin>

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Bj=F6rn Ramqvist wrote:

> Dave McGuire wrote:
> >=20
> >   And octanes...Nick is absolutely right, but you have to spend well
> > over $2500 to get an Octane with anywhere near the performance of an
> > Indigo2 MaxImpact which can be had for $800.
> >=20
> >   The only advantage for the octane in that case is expandability to
> > multiple CPUs and availability of higher-end CPUs than R10Ks (pretty
> > high-end to start with)...
> I'd recommend the Octane wherever you need the serious I/O these
> machines perform. It's just... yummy. :-)
> Seriously, Octanes (lower-end Solid Impact, 175/195MHz R10k) _can_ be
> found as low as $1600. Only 256MB RAM, but that's definitly doable if
> you don't do serious math works on it. If you don't mind any
> texturememory, SI (Solid Impact) will do just great.
> The only real downside on those wonderful beasts are the noiselevel. Our
> engineers at work are moaning every time I go by and check the machines.
> They do tend to make even more noise than the I^2...
> /Bjorn
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