[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Fri May 21 01:04:19 CDT 2010

Haha I keep forgetting which people on list are local to me.

Yeah I knew MGRAS refered to the IMPACT- generation gfx, and when I saw the
badging I remembered the full codename.

The prototype GFX get really hot, but beyond that I haven't investigated

There's no tram in it, it's a solid IMPACT.

P.S. @ bear
Finally (mostly) figured out the Mac IIfx issues. No new hardware was
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-----Original Message-----
From: r.stricklin
Sent:  05/20/2010, 10:55  PM
To: The Rescue List
Subject: Re: [rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems

On May 20, 2010, at 10:43 PM, Ian Finder wrote:

> My buddy found mine at RePc Seattle for 20 bucks and grabbed it
> knowing I'd
> want it. Says 'MardiGras prototype' on back. The front says R10k but
> it's a
> R4.4K. Maybe the door was replaced? The GFX seem close to stock but
> I have yet
> to examine them closely. Seems to work but haven't installed the OS
> yet.

Yes, that's the one. I saw it there and wondered at it briefly. "Mardi
Gras" is the SGI codename for IMPACT graphics (thus, "MGRAS" in the
gfxinfo output). I thought about grabbing it... but didn't. Glad
somebody who can appreciate it ended up with it.

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