[rescue] SGI 540 (with pictures)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 20 18:09:04 CST 2003

--- Andrew Weiss <ajwdsp at cloud9.net> wrote:

> Yes for PC's they are... What I CANNOT figure out is why anyone in
> their right mind would have bought the SGI branded PC rack
> servers...they had nothing SGI about them except skins... they might
> as well have been Poweredges.... but I think they costed an arm and a
> leg at the time as I recall... what drunken stupor did they dream up
> those boxes in?  I can understand high end graphics PC workstations
> in one box (even their later BIOS'ed models)... but the servers?

Placeholders? To keep SGI "shops" from buying clone/knockoff servers
for their render farms? After SGI discounts to volume buyers, I wonder
if they were (in some way) more competitive...


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