[rescue] SGI IRIS 1200 in Massachusetts for $100 (eBay)

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 23:15:17 CDT 2007

Well, there are a few I don't own for sure.

Have you ever worked with BOXX systems?  I'm looking at possibly
buying one of their 16 core systems for a client of mine.  It seems
there aren't many people that make SMP boxes past about 2 or 4 cores
(or cpus) anymore.  Clusters are not ideal for the problems my
customer base works on.


On 7/31/07, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2007, at 11:53 PM, Robert Darlington wrote:
> > Let me restate that.  I've owned almost every model sgi that runs Irix
> > :)  I managed an Altix system and really didn't care for it.  The
> > Prism is also a Linux box.
> Yes, but they are genuinely SGI made Linux boxes, unlike the SGIs
> that are re-badged Intergraphs or BOXXs, or based on off the shelf
> motherboards, like most of the Intel Visual workstations except for
> the 320 and 540.
> > I never heard of an Onyx 4.  I have a deskside Onyx about 2 feet from
> > my left foot and sold my Onyx 2 system to a former employer.
> http://www.sgi.com/products/remarketed/onyx4/
> It uses MIPS processors and runs Irix, but uses XFree86 instead of
> Xsgi (so yes, a good number of traditional Irix programs break) and
> special PCI-X ATI FireGL cards, possibly connected to a DVI
> compositor system similar to the one used for the Onyx 350 with
> InfinitePerformance graphics (Vpro  V12 derived).
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