[rescue] Indigo2 Musings

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Thu Jul 17 12:19:36 CDT 2003

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 11:47:29AM -0500, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:
> 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
> 96mb
> cdrom
> no disks, but both drive sleds

Sounds reasonable for a basic 2D workstation.  I wouldn't try to push it
for 3D, or hard CPU tasks, but still fun.
> 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.

Now, that is a fun toy you have there.  You just need to get a GIO64
FDDI card for that puppy.  I wouldn't want to trade my Octane for it,
but I would certainly love such a puppy.

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