[rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Apr 29 07:46:21 CDT 2004

> From: Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>
> Date: 2004/04/29 Thu AM 02:57:25 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] SGI, Origin 200, and speed?

> A note for anyone thinking about getting an EMC.  The "three cabinet" 
> wide EMC's are *completely inseperable*.  While there's three doors, 
> there's exactly 4 casters, and one solid steel (by weight it seemed 
> more like depleted uranium) frame for the whole thing.  One frame with 
> three sets of rack rails mounted in it.  The *worst* engineering 
> decision *ever*.  If I had to guess, I bet that it weighed about 3x the 
> weight of my S/390... about 3 tons.
> Anyways, it turned out to be a 5700 (what EMC terms "mainframe storage", 
> and normally ships with ESCON interfaces), with only SCSI host 
> interfaces installed.  Completely Useless, except for parts.  That 
> sucker ended up getting stripped for parts and dumped off of the back 
> of a truck, which was the most gratifying feeling I've ever gotten from 
> doing that to something I had just bought.  Sigh.

Did it look like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=44994&item=3093743363

(Link to Ebay auction for EMC 9700 series storage in a triple-wide cabinet...)

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