[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at artell.net
Tue May 25 19:11:47 CDT 2010
Quoth Scott Quinn ...
> My Tandem-badged Challenge came home in a Volvo 240 :).
And a fully-laden one it was, too!
> Hardware-wise it's an Everest box, no special Tandem hardware
> there. It did, supposedly, ship with a software package from
> Tandem that improved reliabililty/availability, but that was
> long gone when I got the box (though the increase in the
> hardware specs over the original box was substantial).
All that was long-gone when I got it.
I believe it started life at Qwest, though doing what, I have no idea. It
went from there to some small college over in Seattle, then though a couple
of pairs of hands and into mine.
When I got it, it still had a 2 GB HVD root disk ($9600 in the 1995 SGI
catalog!), a 4-proc ID19 board, and 512 MB RAM spread over 2 boards.
Someone had installed IRIX 6.5.xn afresh, but it was pretty much
unconfigured beyond that.
I improved it a little over the years, or at least I hope so. It's a great
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