[tech] [slawinsk@cwr.uwa.edu.au: Fwd: great prices on SGI Indy Boxen (fwd)]

Nick Bannon nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Fri Apr 7 09:49:22 WST 2000

Hmmm... A good price for decent machines. Shipping's always the killer,
though. The idea of the UCC sea-container-load sounds promising...


----- Forwarded message from Dirk Slawinski <slawinsk at cwr.uwa.edu.au> -----

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 08:32:43 +0800
To: nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
From: Dirk Slawinski <slawinsk at cwr.uwa.edu.au>
Subject: Fwd: great prices on SGI Indy Boxen (fwd)

   if you can arrange shipping I'm sure Karen would do the brokering.

>The forwarded e-mail below mentions that the U. might be creating a large
>order of the Irix Indy boxes (the teal one's in the lab, and which a few
>other people have) because there is a person who wants to unload a bunch
>of them for $225. I know we as a department are probably moving away from
>these, but it might not be a bad idea to pick up one or two at this price
>for spare parts, if nothing else. I would love to get a couple, but that's
>me liking to tinker as much as anything else, it certainly isn't critical
>to the lab or the departmental computing. But spare parts would be great.
>However, if anyone else is interested for any reason, I'd be happy to be
>the intermediary.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 16:12:03 -0700
>From: Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom <carls at agritech.com>
>To: tcsa at tcsa.org
>Subject: [fwd][TCLUG:15569] SGI Indy Boxen
>         someone on the Twin Cities Linux Users Group posted this:
>>Browsing tradeout.com (a business that specializes in close out
>>inventories), I found someone with ONE THOUSAND SGI Indy Boxes to
>>Asking price is $225 each which includes 133MHz R4600 CPU, 2GB SCSI
>>drive, 64MB RAM, Irix, 17" monitor.
>>The only problem is that the minimum order is 100 units. Oeyh.
>>Chris S
>there seem to be a bunch of people interested in buying several of them; so
>it is feasable that we may get enough people together. :) someone is also
>going to talk to the supplier, and see if the minimum order can be negotiated.
>people are making noises about building a beowulf cluster with them.
>(RC5/SETI/POV-ray work...)
>someone suggested making Xterms with them. :)
>I'm putting in for 2 of them, myself.
>the big stumbling block right now seems to be "where do we ship all of them
>to?" 100 Indys takes up a bit of space...
>anyone have any suggestions?
>who wants one?
>Carl Soderstrom
>System Administrator    307 Brighton Ave.
>Minnesota DHIA	        Buffalo, MN
>carls at agritech.com      (763) 682-1091
>--end forwarded message---
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