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Re: Cheap used SGi boxes

To: murray@cdrom.com
Subject: Re: Cheap used SGi boxes
From: fisher@hollywood.engr.sgi.com (William Fisher)
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 14:18:31 -0800 (PDT)
Cc: linux@hollywood.engr.sgi.com, fisher@hollywood.engr.sgi.com (William Fisher)
In-reply-to: <Pine.BSF.3.96.980610132956.13948I-100000@pike.cdrom.com> from "Murray Stokely" at Jun 10, 98 01:47:02 pm
Reply-to: fisher@sgi.com
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> 
>   Does anyone know of a good source for old, used SGi systems?
> http://www.xsnet.com seems to be the best source I can find on the net
> for old Indigo II's and such but I can't find much older, cheaper, or
> more capable of running Linux.  I'd really prefer to have something
> better than 8bit graphics and I guess that limits my choices for
> low-end systems as well.  I didn't have much luck dealing with SGi
> people directly because they just kept trying to get me to buy a newer
> system.
> 
> One system that caught my eye was this one :
> 
> R4400 200MHz/1MB SC, XL, 64MB, 2GB, 17"                 $ 1,600 Ea.
> 
> But last I checked I wouldn't be able to run Linux for quite a while.
> 
>       - Murray
> 
        Have you talked with SGI/MIPS Remarketing Business Unit? They
        sell older machines which have been re-conditioned.

        I have pointed a couple of ISP's who are using R4K Indigo's as
        WEB servers to them, since they wanted to buy more machines.

-- Bill

        

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