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3130 in Denver

Unread postby jodys » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:08 pm

This is not me, but spotted on my local craigslist.

This is a little bit before my time and I'm not sure that I'd have the time/resources (e.g. software, tapes, drives) to make these work again.

http://denver.craigslist.org/sys/5879747232.html

Vintage Twin Silicon Graphics 3130 UNIX workstations - $100 (Indian Hills)
Two identical 35 year old systems.

Manufactured for CDC as Cyber 910 Workstations.

Commercial quality, mobile (on wheels).

Computer module 29/18/26 inches.

RGB monitor 19/19/19 inch.

Set of operating system manuals.

AS IS!!

Haven't even plugged them in over 32 years.

They were completely functional at that time.

Was saving them to teach the kids UNIX admin stuff.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:54 pm

Wow that's amazing! Really makes you wonder how many more of these might be lurking in deep storage, untouched by human hands for decades.

Our good friend Kaya has a great page on his 3130: http://hardware.majix.org/computers/sgi.iris/iris3130.shtml
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby Dodoid » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:38 am

vishnu wrote:Wow that's amazing! Really makes you wonder how many more of these might be lurking in deep storage, untouched by human hands for decades.

Our good friend Kaya has a great page on his 3130: http://hardware.majix.org/computers/sgi.iris/iris3130.shtml


Not just 3130s. I suspect all sorts of SGIs will someday come out of basements, storage units, and attics and be sold. We may well experience a second wave of rare SGI sales, the first being when companies decommissioned the systems.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby smj » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:09 am

These particular units have been "got rid of." I'm trying to find out what that means, exactly, but I'm guessing they're gone for good - a scrapper, the skip, or worse.

EDIT: Yeah, they went into a rented roll-back dumpster along with 40 years of other debris, to clear out a garage. Hey, the gent did try to find a new home for the stuff - we just can't be everywhere all the time... Thanks for the tip, jodys.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:04 pm

Ah well, that is a shame but if they'd been in a non-temperature-controlled garage in Denver for three decades they were probably pretty unrecoverable. The weather in Colorado is extreme, to say the least... :shock:
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby pentium » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:35 pm

How the hell did nobody catch this sooner? God dammit I would of thrown people money to hold it and reorganize my summer vacation time to pass through. I have not seen a reasonably priced IRIS for over a decade.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:49 pm

My brother's office is in Denver (though he lives on a mountain above Silverthorne), I probably could have coerced him into retrieving these but I missed seeing this in time also...
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby smj » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:10 pm

pentium wrote:I have not seen a reasonably priced IRIS for over a decade.

Yeah, I haven't seen any signs of any pre-4D machines since the 3030 in Atlanta (?) that I steered Richard towards recovering.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby jodys » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:14 pm

Sad that I missed seeing this earlier. For some reason I thought I had craigslist notifications set up. But, I didn't. So, just a reminder to everyone in the US, set up reminders for your general area! I've acquired my best gear locally.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby pentium » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:07 pm

What's bugging us all is that some of us DID have notifications set and it didn't show up.
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby jammaster » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:54 am

...And what bugging me is that i live in europe! (~_~!)
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby Dodoid » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:09 pm

jammaster wrote:...And what bugging me is that i live in europe! (~_~!)

What's bugging me is that someone went and tossed a 3130, regardless of whether I got it!
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby smj » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:29 pm

jammaster wrote:...And what bugging me is that i live in europe! (~_~!)

Vous habitez Lyon, monsieur! Profitez de la cuisine locale merveilleuse, des musees interessant, des rivieres et du paysage... Lyon est une ville tres agreable!
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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby jammaster » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:25 pm

smj wrote:
jammaster wrote:...And what bugging me is that i live in europe! (~_~!)

Vous habitez Lyon, monsieur! Profitez de la cuisine locale merveilleuse, des musees interessant, des rivieres et du paysage... Lyon est une ville tres agreable!


Yep, you are right. We always see the grass greener elsewhere! But i'm tired about pollution and traffic. (like many people i believe).
I'd love to live in a huge garage lost in a mountain with a lot of great cars (S800, 240Z, Z28 IRocz, some frenchies gti ... Who speak about pollution?), a lot of guitars and amps, a lof of arcade games and a lot of jewels computers ...
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IR2E 6GB 4x400Mhz .... MAXImp/4MB 512MB 195Mhz .... Extreme 384MB 250Mhz....Elan 64MB R3K ....
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XS24 256MB 150 Mhz R5K .... V12 2GB 2x600Mhz ....

Intergraph TDZ2000 GL2 4110GT 1GB 2x600Mhz ... HP Visualize X-Class FX10 4GB 2x1000Mhz ... IBM 5160 V20, 8087 30Mb ... IBM 5162 10Mhz, 287XL, 6Mb, ST-4096 ... APPLE PowerMAC 9600/300 ... APPLE Quadra 840AV ... APPLE PowerMAC G5 Quad ... DEC AlphaStation 255/300 PS40 ... DEC AlphaStation 500/333 PS51 ... IBM RS/6000 PowerStation 7012-320 + GT3i ... SUN SparcStation 20 256MB AG10-E 2xSM81 ... SUN Ultra 80 4x450Mhz ... Amiga 2000HD, ECS 2MB ... Intergraph InterPro 225 ... DEC AlphaServer 4100 4x533Mhz 2MB ... SUN V880 ... DEC Multia 233Mhz

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Re: 3130 in Denver

Unread postby uunix » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:04 pm

jammaster wrote:
smj wrote:
jammaster wrote:...And what bugging me is that i live in europe! (~_~!)

Vous habitez Lyon, monsieur! Profitez de la cuisine locale merveilleuse, des musees interessant, des rivieres et du paysage... Lyon est une ville tres agreable!


Yep, you are right. We always see the grass greener elsewhere! But i'm tired about pollution and traffic. (like many people i believe).
I'd love to live in a huge garage lost in a mountain with a lot of great cars (S800, 240Z, Z28 IRocz, some frenchies gti ... Who speak about pollution?), a lot of guitars and amps, a lof of arcade games and a lot of jewels computers ...


I happen to like the country I live in and was born in and feel very privileged to be here. I spent collectively quite a few years serving overseas, and each time I flew back and saw the green landscapes, landed and sunk my first pint of proper beer I always felt very humbled. Yes the country has it's problems, yes there are people in need in our country and yes there is violence, corruption, theft and all sorts, but I would not want to live anywhere else.
The traffic sucks, as does the cost of living, it's cold some days, then hot the next (regardless of the season) and that gives us something to talk to strangers about. If it snows the country comes to a standstill because we are not used it and it's not like it has happens every year past, so we get the day off or just get stuck at work.
I have internet & lots of computers, my kids have education, food, a roof over their heads and as proven very much so in the last few years (for my kids) we have good health care (some may argue, I personally won't).
Moving to a hot country and getting a tan and surfing each day (as per the Californian adverts we have on TV over here a lot) sounds great, but can you get Frey Bentos Pies, good lager, Fish and chips and when you are standing in a queue (we Brits like queues), what do you talk to the person next to you about if not the whether?
Mostly for me, if it's for sale in another country and not post-able, it was not meant to be.
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