[rescue] IDing a SGI part number
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
> 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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