Subject: Re: [rescue] SGI rackmount computer case.... what SGI ?
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Mon Mar 22 08:18:32 CST 2004
msc921 at hotmail.com
that is the e-mail address of the seller.
He may have more.
Currently I still plan to keep mine.
The case is made by Enlight.
It is a very nice case. Mine did not come with the rack mount brackets,
however those may be available through Enlight.
On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 01:46, Earl D. Baugh Jr. wrote:
> Actually, I the fact that they've described it as an ACER board isn't a
> it's actually a positive towards supporting that this is the SGI
> board. Because
> I have an SGI board that is VERY close to this. (I've got a 320).
> And when I got it, I went Googling for doc's on the jumpers, etc on
> it. From the tags and id's on
> the board, I found out that the SGI board for the 320's is at least a
> derivative of one that ACER built.
> Dunno if ACER built it for SGI (or remanufactured it for them..or
> what) But the doc's are like 98% identical.
> There does seem to be some small differences, which from what I recall
> described more capabilities in the SGI board than
> the standard ACER one. But I know for a fact that the graphics card
> there is the stock version that SGI shipped.
> I'll have to post a picture of my board so you can see the similarities
> ......I'd love to get one of those cards
> and a case like that.....I love the motherboard...wish I had bought the
> other one the guy had at the computer
> show....he had two, I bought one. I just put dual PIII 866's in it, and
> it cranks. BTW, there is one weirdness that I
> discovered. If you use a standard PCI video card, or even a "basic" AGP
> card, you can't get into the BIOS screens.
> It needs at least 32MB....the first two AGP cards I had in it wouldn't let
> me in. I actually only just got into the BIOS this
> past week when I put in the new processors and decided to put in a video
> card I had when I had the case open (on a lark).
> Wasn't sure exactly what version of SCSI it supported, none of the SCSI
> drives I had in the pile seemed to work it was as if the
> SCSI wasn't initializing....but I couldn't get into the BIOS to see what it
> was set up as....and I wasn't sure what "flavor" of SCSI
> the bus was...now that I know it can support LVD drives,I'll have to
> re-check the pile. It should work better, since now that I actually
> turned ON the SCSI bus....another reason I'm glad I can get into the BIOS
> Would love to get more/better storage on it. I wish I had the
> case...Curtis, let me know if you decide to part with
> it...I've got the board for it...now that I know what the case probably was
> I see one with dual 1Ghz processors, I may go get a pair of them.....it
> only said in the doc's that it "supported up to 850's"
> and that it should support "future" CPU's...Anybody tried something faster
> than 866's in a 320?
> Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> >> A while back, Curtis Wilbar picked up a rackmount SGI case. Some
> >> argued that it might have been a fake. One of the argument was that
> >> the chassis was not stainless.
> >> Shows that casing again, but populated with an ACER motherboard. It
> >> does have a serial card with SGI silkscreened on it. So I dont know.
> >> Was this a fake or not? We'll never know for sure, but it looks like
> >> it's something that never made it into production.
> >> Francois
> >Those are actually not fake. These are real SGI machines. I've seen one
> >of those in a warehouse once where it came from SGI (in a SGI box).
> >Guess one of the reasons they did this cause they wanted to do the same
> >like companys rebadging SGI gear. SGI builds big powerfull machines,
> >then their PC's must be good too.
> >-- Thomas
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