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Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby shel » Sat May 09, 2009 2:26 pm

I'm going to be back in the Seattle area in a few days; I'll be staying all summer. During that time, we will be emptying our house in preparation
for a return to France; as part of that, I'm going to be reducing my SGI and Sun collection.

Consider this advance warning!

Among the items "on the block" will be at least ...

Tandem-badged, all-black SGI Challenge L "Deskside Supercomputer" - At least 6 R10K processors, 1.5 GB RAM, 100BaseT Ethernet, etc. Lots of spare
boards. Spare processors (incl R4k). Spare power supply. Spare fan. Cables, etc., etc. Enough stuff to keep it running for years and years.

SGI Indy, loaded.

Teal Indigo2, I can't remember specs, but probably pretty empty.

Purple Indigo2 Max Impact, loaded - 768 MB RAM, etc.

Sun LX, loaded.

Sun SPARClassic, loaded (2 of these, I think)

Sun Ultra 2, unknown spec.

Vast selection of Sun and other external SCSI disk enclosures.

Several Sun/SGI bootable CD-ROM drives in external enclosures.

External SGI floppy/MO drive in Granite enclosure.

SCSI cables to suit all the above.

A great deal of "et cetera."

All the machines work. I'll check each one out and install a fresh OS before I it go, and provide condition reports and various accessories.

I'm amenable to trades, money, or just profound thanks. I'll even talk about shipping, if you're not in the area.

As a trade, I'm looking for a netbook or a quiet, physically-tiny Intel machine I can bring back to France for use as a server.

If you're interested in any of the above equipment, e-mail or PM me. If you PM me, please provide your e-mail address so we can move the
correspondence to a more convenient medium.

Thanks.

-Shel

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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby SAQ » Sat May 09, 2009 4:27 pm

PM sent on the Challenge.
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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby josehill » Sat May 09, 2009 4:32 pm

shel wrote:Tandem-badged, all-black SGI Challenge L "Deskside Supercomputer" - At least 6 R10K processors, 1.5 GB RAM, 100BaseT Ethernet, etc. Lots of spare boards. Spare processors (incl R4k). Spare power supply. Spare fan. Cables, etc., etc. Enough stuff to keep it running for years and years.

Now that's just plain cool. Sounds like an excellent machine.

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Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Sat May 09, 2009 4:56 pm

External SGI floppy/MO drive in Granite enclosure.


Would be interested if shipping to Australia were possible and if it could be packaged in such a way as to prevent post/parcel people destroying stuff in transit.


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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby Baphijmm » Sat May 09, 2009 7:23 pm

Vast selection of Sun and other external SCSI disk enclosures.


Any Type 4's? (Same design style as the SPARCclassic.)
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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby shel » Sun May 10, 2009 11:59 am

PymbleSoftware wrote:
External SGI floppy/MO drive in Granite enclosure.

Would be interested if shipping to Australia were possible and if it could be packaged in such a way as to prevent post/parcel people destroying stuff in transit.

The former is quite possible, though the latter might be a challenge.

E-mail me if you're serious.

-Shel

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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby shel » Sun May 10, 2009 12:00 pm

Baphijmm wrote:
Vast selection of Sun and other external SCSI disk enclosures.

Any Type 4's? (Same design style as the SPARCclassic.)

Aye, matey, if it's 411 cases ye be wantin', there be a few.

-Shel

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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby shel » Sun May 10, 2009 12:02 pm

josehill wrote:
shel wrote:Tandem-badged, all-black SGI Challenge L "Deskside Supercomputer" - At least 6 R10K processors, 1.5 GB RAM, 100BaseT Ethernet, etc. Lots of spare boards. Spare processors (incl R4k). Spare power supply. Spare fan. Cables, etc., etc. Enough stuff to keep it running for years and years.

Now that's just plain cool. Sounds like an excellent machine.

I've been running it for about 5 years, and it's been generally excellent. It's loud, noisy, and hot, but very capable.

-Shel

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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby strong_epoxy » Sun May 10, 2009 8:13 pm

PM Sent on the Impact.
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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby shel » Tue May 19, 2009 2:51 pm

I'm still finding more stuff ... in particular a bunch of Sun SCSI enclosures.

Most of the gear in my original list has been notionally spoken for, but back-up offers would be good in case the originals fall through.

I'd like to arrange a "pick-up day" so everyone can show up at once ... say June 7.

Please e-mail responses, don't PM. Use the e-mail link under my avatar.

Thanks.

-Shel

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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby yungjoon » Wed May 20, 2009 12:47 am

Hi,

I would be interested by the MO drive. I have some questions about it:

->Is it 3.5" or 5.25" drive ? (I am looking for 3.5" drive)

->Do you ship to France ?

If it is ok, I'd like to know the price, shipping inclued.

Thanks,

yungjoon

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Re: Sun and SGI gear available in Seattle, WA, USA

Unread postby SAQ » Wed May 20, 2009 11:24 am

For all who are interested, the Challenge is a really nice system - nicer than Shel posted originally. From his e-mail to me:
Shel wrote:I've spent a ton on that box, and I had a lot of fun with it. I don't
expect to get my money back.

From memory, I have ...

Tandem-badged, all-black Challenge L.
Installed: 6xR10K processors, 3 GB RAM, dual channel 100baseT
4x18 GB disks
CD-ROM drive (bootable)
CD burner (bootable)
External DLT backup tape drive. Internal mounting possible, but takes two
slots.
Special serial terminal cable (hard to find)
DEC terminal to use for console.

Then there's ...
Spare fan
Spare power supply
Large box'o'cables
Several spare sleds
spare RAM board with 512MB
several empty RAM boards
several IO4 boards
2xR10K CPU board
box'o'powerboards from a rack system
4xR4K CPU board w/shipping box (promised to a guy in Sweden)

Much etc. I've forgotten.

Someone with the time could probably turn some of that into cash via eBay.
I don't really have the time, as we'll shortly be packing up to go back to
France.

I'm trying to make this whole SGI-divestiture project revenue-neutral
against a netbook. I'd be delighted to get $300 for the whole Challenge
set-up, but I'm open to offers.


Nice box. It's a bit beyond me right now but someone should grab it.
"Brakes??? What Brakes???"

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