[rescue] SGI O2 Rescue

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Sep 12 09:45:18 CDT 2003

On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 08:23 AM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>> SGI O2
>> Irix 6.3
>> MIPS R1000 Rev 2.7/2.6
>> 195Mhz Proc
>> 192 / 256 MB RAM
> <snip>
>> I know what I'm going to do with 'em .. and I won't ask what good 
>> they are
>> for (grin) but I _will_ ask if there are any gotchas with these 
>> critters.
> One small gotcha.  They won't perform as well as any other 195mhz R10k
> SGI, except, perhaps, the I2 (haven't seen any non graphics oriented
> head to head comparisons between them), and I still suspect that I2
> would perform faster, and they especially aren't suitable for anything
> real time video.  If you stay away from video, it seems you've gotten a
> pair of pretty nice O2s.

   The I2 is definitely faster...MUCH faster.  I've had them 
side-by-side; got an O2 to "upgrade" the I2.  The I2 was back on my 
desk before the end of the day.  I'm *still* pissed about that.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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