[rescue] WTB: SGI
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Tue Jun 19 02:41:30 CDT 2001
Mmmmm, five hundred and twelve SMEGMABYTES!! Muahahaahha!!!!
On June 19, nick at snowman.net wrote:
> 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 w=
> > > over $2500 to get an Octane with anywhere near the performance of=
> > > Indigo2 MaxImpact which can be had for $800.
> > >=20
> > > The only advantage for the octane in that case is expandability=
> > > multiple CPUs and availability of higher-end CPUs than R10Ks (pre=
> > > 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_ =
> > found as low as $1600. Only 256MB RAM, but that's definitly doable =
> > 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=
> > engineers at work are moaning every time I go by and check the mach=
> > They do tend to make even more noise than the I^2...
> > /Bjorn
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