[rescue] IDing a SGI part number
nick at snowman.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:45 CST 2003
Heh, if you can get 320s send me one. they're funky too. Seriously,
On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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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