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Should it be put on Ebay as a complete machine or broken for spares?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:25 am

Ebay the complete machine
Break it for parts
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FS: Origin 2000 / Clarion / TP9100 / TP9400 / Parts / Photos

Unread postby tjsgifan » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:25 am

Hi All!

Firstly, anyone that has replied to this post already, I will be in touch shortly, and likewise anyone who has sent me a PM, I will be in touch.... been busy making some space.

So - you'll be pleased to hear, that I had my first delivery today, 15/09/06, 13 racks.....

Here's a photo of the 3 Clarion RAID cabinets, immaculate condition I must say, a nice lot of fibre channel storage. Have looked through the manuals and there's no reason why the drives can't be swapped for larger capacity versions (Currently they are all Segate Barracude 7200RPM 9.1Gb (ST19171FC) but in nice sleds. So get in touch if your interested. I can supply you with fibre channel cards to suit and more photos can be supplied if required...


Another photo of just a single unit....


Sorry not great photo's am tight on space, so can't get in a good position for better photos.

Here's a photo of 4 of the Origin 2000 racks. As you can see, the system is labelled clearly as an Origin 2800. Plastics are in excellent condition for anyone interested :D


And for anyone who's not seen the back of a metarouter before, look at the lovely cables!!!

I'm expecting the other delivery on Monday, so will have more details of the TP9100 and TP9400 then.

I'm going to be spending a lot of time this weekend to start putting an inventory together of parts, so again anyone looking for something in particular, please be patient and drop me a PM.


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Unread postby Thomas W. » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:47 am

What is your price for TWO of the NODEBOARDS???
I would really like to have 400MHz CPUs in my ONYX2 :lol:

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Unread postby unixmuseum » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:55 am

Yeah, same here, 4000MHz nodeboards full or RAM and few other pieces would be of interest... It's a shame to dismantle such a nice system, but if you do, I'm sure you'll find some people interested in most of the parts...

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Unread postby ipaddict » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:35 am

I'd be interested in a TP9100 or two, and 4GB of that RAM... :wink:

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Unread postby joerg » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:03 pm

I would be interessted in:
12 nodeboards
26 GB memory sticks (but only the red ones)
directory rams... the blue ones are preferred
1 IO6

hmmm i would also buy 2 racks. My first 2 comes from scottland :)


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Unread postby fieldframe » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:36 pm

I might be interested in a bare rack for my Origin 2000 processor inserts, plus four nodeboards for my Onyx 2. At the right price, of course!

Plus I could collect, being a Surrey dweller.

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Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:54 am

I'm interested in 2 ~ 6 nodeboards and up to 4GB or RAM, depending on the price of course.
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Unread postby LoWeN » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:56 am


Depending on the price I might be interrested on 1 or 2 tp 9100.


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Unread postby 87Porsche » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:04 am

Put me down for 2GB / 4 sticks of RAM. If the price is nice and there's some left I might go for 16 more sticks.

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Unread postby loonvf » Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:38 am

Hi Toby,

Depending on the price I would be interested in 2 or 4 (400Mhz)nodeboards.

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Unread postby Vagabondo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:37 am

Heck, I'd buy 4 boards....don't have an origin-----YET.

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Unread postby ipaddict » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:26 pm

While rather self-serving, I think the consensus is break it up.

An attempt to sell it as a whole on eBay for a reasonable price (relative to the value of the individual components) would likely prove to be more difficult than it may at first seem. Consider the demand for individual components both here and elsewhere relative to the number of buyers who would care to purchase the entire machine and have it shipped freight - possibly overseas.

My 2 cents/pence/euro, as bias as it is. :wink:

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Unread postby eye51 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:14 am

Depending on the prices, I am interested in approx 4 - 8 node boards, and 1 or 2 of the RAID controllers of the TP9100 (if you would consider parting the TP's)... furthermore I am looking for a PCI / XIO 'shoebox' for Origin and/or OCtane and FC controllers (both PCI and/or XIO, fibre or DB9)..

If you consider selling the RAID controllers of the TP's seperately I am really interested in your price..


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Re: UK Large Origin 2000 system!

Unread postby tjsgifan » Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:16 am

tjsgifan wrote:EDIT

It also means that it's going to take me a lot of time and effort to decommision it and get it into more local storage (so please don't ask for 1 board for tomorrow!!!! :) ).

A basic summary of parts available are as follows :

9 x Origin 2000 Rack Chassis that each include :
Compute Modules, to include 8p12_mpln boards, cooling fan trays, MSC, power supply etc spread over the above it will include :
64 x Dual 400Mhz IP31 nodeboards
320 x 256Mb (Premium) DIMM (030-16336-001)
160 x 030-0781-001 64Mb SDRAM Directory DIMM
Metarouter cabinet and router boards
plus all the craylink and expresslink cables associated with the above beast and the Cray router rack.

So lot's of compute power....

XIO Fibre Channel Cards
XIO SCSI cards

Clarion RACKs.

1 Clarion Rack with 3 Ctrllr trays and 4 JBOD trays, with a total of 70 x 9Gb disks

and an additional

4 Clarion Racks with 10 Ctrllr trays and 11 JBOD trays, with a total of 204 x 9gb disks.

Last but by no means least, there is an additional rack with :

TP9400 & TP9100 storage. details to be confirmed..

So this is where i'm heading....

If I put the following prices on things, what interest would there be here? Don't forget that most of the parts are also usable in Onyx2, memory I think for Origin 200 and storage with ANYTHING!

Complete Rack assembly (2 x Compute Modules - not including nodeboards or routers or memory though, inc midplanes, power supplys, Base IO, MSC, MMSC, all the power cables / PDU's etc) @ £150.00 (Crikey, the MMSC alone is worth that!!). Would need to be collected, or shipping would have to be done by a pallet service and expect this to cost in the region of £100 in the UK.

Nodeboards @ £130.00 each

Routers @ £25.00 each (later 003 revisions)

256Mb DIMMs @ £10.00 each

64Mb Directory DIMMs @ £5.00 each

Craylink cables and metarouter stuff - offers.

Clarion Disks and cabinets etc - offers. Please.

TP9400 - Hmm, now I have to be honest this is where i'm hoping to make some money - any good offers for this?

I'm going to add all of the above to individual Ebay auctions but at higher prices than shown above in the hope to make some money and cover some of the Ebay fees incurred :(

Postage will be at cost price on any of the above, but there will be a packing charge to cover all the materials i'm going to have to buy. Plain boxes, anti-static bags, foam / filler etc. Not going to cut corners on this and hunt for old boxes in the shed, as time and effort are just not worth it sorry. But rest assured it will all be packed for 1st class travel. Your choice of shipping, via postal service, fedex, UPS, whatever......

Does that all look OK?

If all of the above sucks - then please let me know. What I'm really looking for are "advanced" orders as such so I can get a feel for how much money I can raise on this quickly - this is going to cost a lot of money to buy in and get here, so I need to get something back ASAP!.

So, could you PM me please with your shopping list? If your looking for multiples... (jan-japp / joerg) I am open to offers on the above, I was using those prices for 1's or 2's but in truth i'd rather move more bits at once!

Thanks for reading this far,
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Unread postby ipaddict » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:36 am

PM sent!

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