[rescue] An SGI Visionquest
jplist2008 at kiwigeek.com
Thu May 27 08:44:50 CDT 2010
On Thu, 27 May 2010, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:23:14AM -0400, Mike Wilbora wrote:
> > And let the record show: moving a deskside machine of the Onyx
> > magnitude: a 3 man job. :)
> Are the deskside Onyx's really that much heavier than Crimsons? Because
> all 3 times I moved a Crimson it only required two people.
I moved a racked Onyx10k up a fairly sharp flight of stairs, all boards
removed, but the card cages and SCSI boxes still racked. Took four of us,
an appliance dolly and a notable amount of swearing.
(See picture of stairs)
The stairs don't actually look like that anymore. The next computer I
brought up to my office was an IBM SP/2 and with the frame completely
empty the rack still had to weigh 600lbs. We ended up denting all of the
Thankfully my landlord is also my uncle.
Apparently the approximate weight of a fully-laden SP/2 frame is about
2200lbs. I have it sitting on a 3x3 sheet of 3/4" ply in an attempt to
spread the load so it doesn't go through the floor onto the lawyer's desk
Oh, hey, so I'm getting a new building. Who wants to help me move these
back down those stairs? Anyone? Anyone?
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