[rescue] SGI Crimsons and Challenge L found a new home

Geoff Koehler koehler at shaw.ca
Mon Mar 8 14:29:37 CST 2004

I have a bunch (7or8) 1 gig full height SCSI drives left over from some power-series machines.  These will work just fine in a crimson - I think I have 3-4 drive sleds, too.  I also have a couple of the toshiba XM3401 CDROM drives - these will boot a power series/crimson machine.  Yours for the shipping, just let me know what you want.

Cheers, Geoff

Geoff Koehler
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Home of the SART Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: Francois Dion <fdion at atriumwindows.com>
Date: Monday, March 8, 2004 12:25 pm
Subject: [rescue] SGI Crimsons and Challenge L found a new home

> Hundreds of lbs of SGI hardware are now in my house. I forgot the 
> camera, so I dont have any pictures of the rescue operation. I'll 
> take 
> some of the machines once I set them up.
> Drove up (with the whole family) to VA friday night, picked the 
> machines 
> saturday morning (good thing it stopped raining at that moment), 
> my wife 
> did a bit of shopping in Arlington and we drove back to NC.  The 
> Challenge L (with 7 drives) was the heaviest. It was an 
> interesting 
> challenge (obviously that's how they came up with the name :P ) to 
> get 
> it from point A to point B. One of the Crimson is actually hiding 
> in a 
> Power deskside unit (4D Iris) and the other is in its proper red 
> deskside. By far the prettiest machine. And of course they all 
> have the 
> pre-assimilation SGI cube logo, not the text abheration.
> I will need a few parts to get the Crimsons up and running. In 
> particular, I need 50 pin SCSI drives. What is the largest drive I 
> can 
> use? Anybody has a few drives, I'll need 8. I know they are on 
> ebay all 
> the time, but i'd trust more somebody from the list to get some 
> that 
> actually work. I'd love to get my hands on CDROM drives for these 
> also, 
> but I understand that they are extremely rare.
> Network is 10mbit w/ aui adapter. I do have the adapter, but 
> 10mbit is 
> not the fastest, particularly to do an install from the Challenge. 
> Were 
> there any 100mbit available for them? How about a reality engine, 
> anybody has one?
> Lastly, I need Irix 6.2. I have 6.5 but the Crimsons wont run 
> anything 
> newer than 6.2.
> The Challenge L is mostly in need of some cosmetic pieces: one of 
> the 
> bottom side trim and the back panel were missing. I'd also would 
> love to 
> add another 4 cpu board to make it complete but at any rate it's 
> ready 
> to be put back in service.
> Francois
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