[rescue] IDing a SGI part number

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:42 CST 2003

On Dec 5, 2003, at 5:49 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke 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
> 2000.
> 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.

   Wow...really?  Is the smaller one (320?) as non-PC as this, or only 
the 540?  I know where to get a SHITLOAD of 320s.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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