[rescue] IDing a SGI part number

jdboyd at jdboyd.zill.net jdboyd at jdboyd.zill.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:42 CST 2003

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 05:11:00PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 jdboyd at jdboyd.zill.net wrote:
> > They have no BIOS, and use the O2's UMA graphics system.  Don't they
> > also use interleaved memory?  Anyone?
> I believe they do.  They also take up to four P3 Xeon CPUs.  They're
> just great boxes, if you need to run 'doze.  Since my PC is currently
> fried (again), I'd not turn down such an appropriate excuse to pack
> another SGI into the house.

There was recently a 540 stuffed with 1ghz Xeons, a gig o' ram, and a
1600W all for about a grand.   I think that auction is past though.  I
would have loved to pick it up, IF I could get XFree working on it (I've
heard claims that there is some CRM support, but I don't know the
current status).

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