[rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 15:27:52 CDT 2004

On Apr 28, 2004, at 4:16 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Mid-spec Origin 200's seem to be pretty cheap on eBay, although I see 
> some
> chap who seems to have a warehouse full of 16xR10K/250 O2Ks listed at 2
> large a pop.  That seems amazingly cheap for what you get.  It also 
> seems
> like buying the stuff used, you don't have to buy very many O200s 
> before
> you're better off with an O2k, as you said.
> Still, if you want to start small and grow as, say, your revenues 
> grow, a
> succession of O200s Craylinked into an ever-larger system seems a 
> reasonable
> way to go.  Adding CPUs, SCSI channels, and storage space without 
> having to
> (a) toss your old ones and (b) reinstall the OS and move the data, 
> seems
> pretty attractive.

   Well no...you can connect a maximum of *two* Origin200 chassis 
together.  Origin2000s on the other hand...you can go up to sixteen 
chassis for a total of 128 processors.


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

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