[rescue] Advice on Octanes
mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 14:01:26 CDT 2003
On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 11:35:22 -0500 (EST), Joshua Snyder wrote:
> Yeah, I am going to have at least 256meg of ram... I would like to get
Of course difference Octane mainboards take different sizes of RAM ...
best check with that site on BT's webserver mentioned earlier. It's nice
to expand up to 8Gbytes :) (I was lucky and got the late revisions of
everything with my Octane ... in practice it's an Octane2 without the
> This was something that I didn't know. I guess given the small space
> that you have in the Octane I understand why you wouldn't have room
> for two Cpu modules.
I suspect it's got more to do with SGI being SGI, or possibly the dual
CPU modules have extra SMP support. Certainly the Octane has a
reasonable amount of space available ... probably more than the space
available on a O2K node board (I'm working from memory).
> Ok so now I have another question; are the TRAM modules swappable
> across the different video options or are they all specific to each
> each video card?
Yes they're swappable with restrictions. There's two flavours of TRAM
... SI and SE (which is just a bit faster). SE TRAM will go into
anything except the Vpro stuff; SI TRAM will go into just the SI, SSI,
The SS*, MX* take 2 TRAMs.
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