[rescue] AlphaServer ES40 in Chicago- Anyone interested?
ian.finder at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 16:57:01 CDT 2008
Hey robert, I won't be in new mexico any time soon that I know of, but
thanks for the offer.
I might have to divert a planned cross country road trip through there
though, your collection sounds amazing. Either way, if there's ever a
point at which you have to get rid of the stuff, please let me know,
maybe I can get a U-Haul or something... These machines are so
elegant, I kind of feel like it's my responsibility to preserve and
maintain them-- the first Onyx rack I got was going to be dumped in a
I've heard of Blue Mountain, they sound like a blast to have worked
for. Those 4D twin towers must've been so cool, especially at the time
they came out. I'd love to get one but for space reasons I probably
have to settle for a Personal Iris as my first 4D era SGI until I can
rent a shack or something for my gear.
I was wondering though-- as much as I hate to see people part out
complete equipment, could I possibly purchase that quad R10K board off
of you, and maybe some Onyx drive sleds/misc repair parts? And do you
know where I can find a Personal Iris? I'm not opposed to shelling out
for ridiculous shipping, and paying for the stuff itself-- I have a
vintage SGI fund I've been saving.
Also, if you want to keep the machine in a state where it'd be
somewhat complete when you got rid of it, I'd even mail you back my
P.S. If I find come August that there's room in my dorm for any of
this stuff, I might have to rent a U-Haul anyways, so time will
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Robert Darlington
<rdarlington at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > others.
> > - F
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