[rescue] Indigo2 Musings

William Barnett-Lewis wlewis at mailbag.com
Thu Jul 17 11:47:29 CDT 2003

Well, I don't know enough about SGI to know if this was a good bad or
indifferent kind of thing, but I scored a teal Indigo2 with Extreme
graphics. I got it home and checked it out. The rest of it was:

R4400 w/ 1mb cache at 150mhz
no disks, but both drive sleds

Being the kind of person I am, I pulled the Extreme card set and popped
in place of the Zx set in my R8000 Power Indigo2. Swapped out the little
plastic things on the front too. So now I have a Power Indigo2 Extream
with 256mb, cdrom, and 8 gb over 3 disks running 6.5.18. Pretty nifty to
me. So far this box has cost $85 in three separate purchases, but the
fun value has definately been worth it to me.

OTOH, I now have a teal R4400 with ZX graphics that is surplus to my
needs. $25 anyone? That includes the ram, cdrom, and sleds but I'd need
you to pay shipping or pick up.

I'm in Madison, WI.

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public
relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Feynman's Appendix to the Rogers Commission Report.

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