[rescue] first real server hardware

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 16 09:48:08 CDT 2004

On Apr 16, 2004, at 10:40 AM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>>> Heh. I long for an Octane. R10k High Impact Indigo 2 is it for me for
>>> now. Unless you have a spare Octane you could bring up this 
>>> weekend...
>> Got $40?
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3091595615
>> Most of those that guy is selling don't even get bid on.  Sad, really.
> How much better is an R10K/195 Octane than an R10K/195 Indigo2?  
> Generally
> more modern, yes, but is it tons faster?

   Yes, it is TONS faster, even at the same clock speed.  Strange but 
true.  As I understand it, the memory subsystem is badly constricted on 
the Indigo2.  There's also the I/O issue.

>   Does it take a normal-for-old-SGI 13w3-connected SOG monitor?


   If you move from an R10K/195 Indigo2 to an R10K/195 Octane, you will 
probably need to change your underwear when you see the difference.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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