[rescue] IDing a SGI part number

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:42 CST 2003

On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:

> > For $12k in 1999, it's probably a 540.  If you don't want it, let me
> > have at it.  Those are neat little systems.
>    Oh yeah?  What's neat about them?

They're non-PCs based around IA32.  No "BIOS" shit.  No traditional
XT/AT chipset.  Linux was ported to them a good while back, but they
shipped from SGI running their OEM WindowsNT 4 or the retail Windows

They're not as far-removed from the PC realm as, say, an Itanium
system, but they're a good shot at having the best of both worlds:
workstation-inspired design and the everything-runs-on-it x86
instruction set.

Jonathan Patschke  ) "Earth works.  That's proof positive that Mother
Elgin, TX         (   Nature isn't a suit."            --Dave McGuire

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