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Re: Need contact info for Origin 200

To: "Marco C. Mason" <>
Subject: Re: Need contact info for Origin 200
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:31:18 -0400 (EDT)
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They are running at reduced speed unless the temp is over ~90.  I can
answer most common questions about them.

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Marco C. Mason wrote:

> Hello, OSS @ SGI gang--
> I need a little help, please!  As a result of a company closing, I've
> received a pair of SGI Origin 200 servers.  Unfortunately, since the
> support contract on them has expired, I can't seem to use any of the
> support services at
> I'm just a home experimenter who wants to run the things 'til they die.
> I'm very pleased with the performance, software, etc., and I'm very
> familiar with them (as I worked on them 8 hrs / day for a year and a
> half until the office closed).
> The only difficulty is that these things are LOUD!  I'd like to find out
> if there are any temperature monitors inside the thing, and if I can run
> the fans at a reduced speed, or remove some of the fans to make them
> reasonable in a home environment.  They don't do a lot (as I just do
> some CPU-intensive stuff on them every once in a while, and very little
> disk-I/O).
> Thus, I'd like to find a contact for simple (but technical) hardware
> questions like these on the Origin 200.  If you guys could send me a
> friendly contact or two, I'd be very grateful.
> (I'm also interested in making the thing dual-boot Irix & Linux, if the
> Linux port is close to operating...  I've also got a pair of Indys that
> I'm planning on sacrificing to the Linux gods...)
> Thanks in advance--
> --marco

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