[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 77, Issue 4

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 15:37:30 CDT 2009

We had a project where there were O200 systems that were out in the field
and an O2000 desk side setup the same way at home base.  I remember they
told me that in an emergency where an O200 out in the field had a disk
failure, we could pull the disk from the O2000.  I did not personally ever
test doing this, but from what I remember they were the same physical
disks.  There were some differences between the hardware that were not
obvious though.  The O2000 we had did not have any video display hardware,
but the O200 did (3rd party made video cards that stopped working past
6.5.18 I believe because sgi stopped sharing info with them at that time).
Looking back, I don't have much faith that things would have ever worked,
but they swore it would.  Our O200's outside of my sandbox machines were
never connected with the craylink cables for some reason.  I guess it was
too confusing to have one computer (for all practical purposes) with more
than one property tag.


On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM, <saquinn624 at aol.com> wrote:

> >On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM, Brian Roth <abacos_98 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, the part numbers are different but the cables are interchangable
> > between O200 and O2000.
> >
> O200 cables had a plastic protective cover, O2k cables had mesh, but it was
> the same technology.
> I'm not sure how different the machines were. As far as I remember O200
> runs the HUB at 90MHz whereas almost all
> O2ks run it at 100MHz. I don't know if there's some other check in there to
> keep the two from interoperating. If not, it would
> be a great way to get keyboard/mouse and PCI on an Origin2000 (provided you
> can run the O200 sucessfully at 100MHz HUB speed).
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