[rescue] What is this?

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Thu Mar 18 13:16:09 CST 2004

I bought an Onyx for $170 last week, so  would say this isn't worth 
nearly what they are asking.


On 18-Mar-04, at 12:28 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

>  Thomas Gallaway writes ...
>> Francois Dion wrote:
>>> Looks like a Challenge, but weird badging and less drive space. They
>>> dont even say what is in it as far as CPU and all:
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3084395556&cate
>> gory=11175
>> It is a Controll Data rebadged Challenge. There are a bunch of 
>> companys
>> who did rebadge SGI stuff. Like siemens nixdorf and controll data. But
>> there where more.
> Mine's a Tandem, and, except for the badge and the color of some of the
> plastic, you can't tell it from a SGI Challenge L.
> I dunno about the graphics in the eBay item, but it looks like it has 
> some
> of the same stuff mine had, in particular the tape drive (150 MB QIC) 
> and
> CD-ROM (2x caddy-style).  It looks like it has blanking plates or odd 
> sleds
> in the lower three drive bays, but otherswise looks pretty normal.
> Whether it's worth $300 plus shipping, I dunno.  It would depend a lot 
> on
> what graphics, CPU(s) and RAM it has.  It could, in theory, have a 
> single
> R4k/150 and 16 MB of RAM, which means you'd have, well, the world's 
> largest
> and loudest low-end Indy, I guess.  At the other end of the scale, it 
> might
> have 12 R10k/195-2 processors and 2 GB of RAM, which would definitely 
> tend
> toward the studly end of things.
> -Shel
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