[rescue] AlphaServer ES40 in Chicago- Anyone interested?
rdarlington at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 15:58:18 CDT 2008
But I have a real soft spot for SGI stuff, worthless or not, it's
beautifully designed. They seem like, arguably, the absolute high
point of workstation design in their era-- especially the Octanes and
onyx. The NeXT is pretty beautifully designed too.
Anyone here agree on either point?
I agree :) I'm an sgi collector that went from resurrecting an old
4d/70 twin tower box (12.5MHz!) and learning IRIX 4.0.5 for the first
time to being a lead SysAdmin for BlueMountain 3 years later. All of
my sgi gear is in storage, probably to never be turned on again. If
you're ever in northern New Mexico, you're welcome to take your pick
of the litter. 4d/440 (quad R3000 desk side @ 33MHz), Onyx (quad
R10000 @ 195MHz w/ RE2 board set with 7 RM4 boards (4 installed)), and
a crapload of other smaller machines.
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You planning on selling the V20Z or giving it away? I'm in Minneapolis, and
> > I'd certainly be willing to take a drive to Chicago to pick it up if it'll
> > be shot at/dumpstered otherwise.
> Haha the V20z is one of the few things spoken for already, a few times
> over at this poing. Sorry!
> I wish I could say I was interested in the
> > ES40, but I've got a DS20E and a CS20 that don't see as much use as they
> > could, plus the girlfriend wouldn't be fond of the power bill going up again
> > :/
> I thought the ES40 was bad for the power bill till I tried an Onyx.
> Women just don't understand the computer collecting chromosome. My mom
> throws gear out every chance she gets without asking, and as a high
> schooler I hide my computer room as much as possible. One girlfriend I
> did show it to said it was like something out of a movie though, so I
> guess is can almost seem cool until they have to live with the gear.
> > Lack of diversity is meh. The IRIX install media you have is worth more
> > than the Indy and the O2, for instance.
> Considering all the SGI gear I got was free, and I paid $100 for media, yes.
> On that note, if anyone wants IRIX 6.5.22, 6.5.28, 6.2, or 5.3, free
> copies for all. (+S/H)
> But I have a real soft spot for SGI stuff, worthless or not, it's
> beautifully designed. They seem like, arguably, the absolute high
> point of workstation design in their era-- especially the Octanes and
> onyx. The NeXT is pretty beautifully designed too.
> Anyone here agree on either point?
> > In all seriousness, if nobody here is interested in some of the things you
> > want to get rid of, I'd wager it'd all get taken off your hands at Nekochan.
> That's one of the options I've considered, but I feel like they'd like
> it a little more if I was getting rid of the SGI stuff and keeping the
> - F
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