[rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Apr 26 19:35:32 CDT 2004

On Apr 26, 2004, at 8:28 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>>  I also might try to bargain them down to their dual225MHz unit +
>>> their single225MHz unit for 300$, local pickup, and then Craylink em
>>> when I get another 225MHz proc in there. Good idea/bad idea? Price 
>>> ok?
>>    Good idea, decent price.  A lot of bang for the buck.  Go for it.
> So, the SGI Origin 200 with dual R12000 270 MHz CPUs, 512 Meg RAM and a
> couple HDs I've got sitting idle in my garage is a bad thing?

   Well, that depends on you.  I have two of those machines (same 
config) and one smaller one (dual R10K/180) sitting idle, along with an 
Origin 2000 (16x R10K/195, 4GB RAM) sitting idle, because I'm busy 
working on other things at the moment.

> I think that is the config - Pete, did you ever get one of these? 
> There was a
> seller with several of them on Ebay several months ago, nad I got this 
> 'cause
> Pete said it was Good, and I had the spare $$$ at the time...

   It definitely *is* good.  Those are very serious machines.  With 
stuff like that floating around so cheaply, it's a wonder anybody runs 
PCs for any server tasks.  But the world is full of idiots, I suppose.


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

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