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Old 05-20-2002, 05:15 PM   #1
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Silicon Graphics O2

I can get 20 O2 silicon graphics for next to nothing... But so far, i don't know what i can do with them.
Can i run linux on those, and with some luck can i run vmware and run m$ over it. It's for a school.
Old 05-20-2002, 06:13 PM   #2
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SGIs typically run Irix and have MIPS chips. There is some support for SGIs in Linux, but offhand I don't know many of them. I just poked around so I'm assuming there's quite a bit of support. Try to get one of the monster monitors.


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I would love to have one of these to play with. I'm interested in playing with an architecture other than x68 but dont want to spend an arm and a leg for an alpha or a sparc. MIPS is supposed to have pretty good support in linux and this is a fairly common box, so I would assume that Linux will run just fine on this.
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Interested to know if there is any update or more information regarding this topic. I'm quite interested in bringing some SGI O2 machines back from the dead at a college I work at, and am not sure where to really dive in.

Debian seems to have a MIPS port that may work on this architecture, but it seems like a lot more support and info revolves around the INDY platform, not too much with O2.

Someone wanna dump their bookmark contents regarding this topic into the thread so I can dig into some reading and get somewhere with this topic? seems to have some good discussion, but is a little flaccid with the O2 info... at least that's what I've found.
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silicon graphics o2

hi friends,
my name is raj, im writing his mail from Indiana state university, i have got a problem with this system. my prof. gave me this system saying that its an 1996 system make some use for it for the present time. I have planed and thought of making its an neural network frame. but the sio2 system was set up with an id and password and im unable to login to it, is there any way to login to this system, or should i try reinstall the system. can any one help me out with this problem.


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