[rescue] It's no S/390...

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Sun Jul 10 22:28:18 CDT 2005

Bit of trivia: Id Software used an Origin 2000 to compile the map data for  
Quake II and Quake III Arena:  http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/9540

On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 22:18:14 -0500, Shawn Wallbridge  
<shawn at synack-hosting.com> wrote:

> Steve Hatle wrote:
>> I agree with all the comments on suckage, Patrick- nice score! :-)
>> I spent my hot, humid day inside upgrading my Origin 2000 rack.
>> Now it's at 10x250Mhz processors + 6x195Mhz processors and 16GB of RAM.  
>> I
>> find that humorous since it's currently only running off of a 9GB disk.
>> Thanks to all on the list who have provided help, parts, software and  
>> moral
>> support!
>> I'm probably going to do a re-install of IRIX (and add some disk) since  
>> I've
>> learned a little bit since I installed the first time. Then the machine
>> needs a "mission"- at least more of a mission than looking really cool
>> compared to the other gear. <grin>
>> I can run it during the week at work, but generally need to shut down  
>> over
>> weekends since the building backs off on the air conditioning and the
>> machine goes into thermal shutdown. It's on a good Matrix 5000 UPS, but  
>> the
>> room it's in doesn't have sufficient, dedicated cooling- and this guy  
>> throws
>> some heat, believe me.
>> I'm open to suggestions. I could probably make accounts available via  
>> ssh
>> with some firewall work and a nod of the head from the boss after a  
>> review
>> of the security setup...
>> Thanks again to everyone for their help in getting this guy going and  
>> beefed
>> up. It's been a fun project.
>> Steve
> Congrats in getting it going Steve.
> I don't think I mentioned it here, but I picked up an O2k as well. It is
> ready to run, but I haven't done a clean install on it yet (I was trying
> to break root on the install that came with it, but john had been
> running for a week and I had to shut down the machine running it today).
> Mine is (now) 16x250MHz and 14.5GB ram (it had 8 195's, but I replaced
> them).
> http://www.sgihelp.org/SGIs/Origin2000/
> I had the machine running for a few days, but the temperature got a
> little warm. I am hoping to pick up a bigger AC unit once I get back
> from vacation. So for now it is shut off. I might also try to vent the
> hot air from it directly outside. Worst case, in 3-4 months I get cheap
> AC by opening a window ;-)
> shawn
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