[rescue] Identifying SGI in picture for interests sake
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Tue Sep 10 18:51:31 CDT 2002
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> Why not a Sun of some sort? Given prices and hardware availability, it
> seems saner.
XFS is nicer than UFS, and I have an Octane. I'd need to buy a Sun to
house these discs. Samba and NFS play just as nicely on IRIX as they do
I'd probably have used a Sun if I had a U60 or U80 instead of an Octane,
as I have no real preference between the two for fileserving. I haven't
played with a U60 as a workstation, so I don't have any opinions at all
Actually, my prefered fileserver would be an E450 or an E300--
relatively compact deskside systems with all sorts of wonderful room for
internal storage devices. An O200 would be nice, too, but second-hand
O200s seem to be almost as expensive as moderately-loaded used E3000s.
> Can you SysAdmins tell me what might go on in a typical day?
Hours of endless frustration punctuated by moments of sheer terror.
--Saul Tannenbaum (in the Monastery)
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