[vcf-midatlantic] SGI Challenge

Glenn Roberts glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 22:00:52 EDT 2019


great rescue story.  looking forward to hearing the outcome...

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 9:50 PM andy diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> To close the loop on this, I picked the SGI up from Stephen today and have
> it back at home where it's getting cleaned and about to attempt to boot it.
>
> Thank you very much Steve for saving this system- it's a very interesting
> SGI in that it has a unique MIPS chip that was abandoned after this, the
> MIPS R8000.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R8000
>
> I'll put picts up on imgur and and this post back the link to this list
> when and if I get it booted and powered up.
>
>
> Fun fact: I have to lockpick the lock on the front so that it will get
> power. Youtube assures me this can be done with two paperclips. We'll see.
>
>
>
> -andy
>
>
>
> > On Sep 11, 2019, at 7:42 PM, Stephen A Edwards via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > Just found an SGI Challenge in the garbage. It's a deskside monster, too
> > big for my collection, but it's a shame to let it just disappear. Let me
> > know if you're interested in picking it up. FOB New York, Manhattan,
> > Columbia University
>
>


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