View Full Version : Looking for RL11 controller and/or Cab kit for same

April 3rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Looking for RL11 controller and/or Cab kit for same. Would like to trade if possible for DEC or SGI items I have.

April 3rd, 2011, 12:51 PM
So... whatcha got to trade?

I've got an RL11 I can spare... [HEX UNIBUS card?]

Or did you mean QBUS?

April 4th, 2011, 07:04 AM
I have a bunch of handbooks, some spare RL01/02 packs, SGI Origin node boards. I have some IBM PC and XT parts as well.

April 4th, 2011, 09:10 AM
...SGI Origin node boards...
Not familiar with these.

April 4th, 2011, 10:44 AM
They are processor node boards for the SGI Origin 2000 series. They were the basis for the "Blue Mountain" supercomputer at Los Alamos.

April 4th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Ok... I've done some homework... too many questions.

Are these IP27 (R10000) or maybe IP31 (R12000 R14000) boards?
Is that what I've been reading about?
Do they have memory?
Are we talking functional, or just curios?
What will I need to make it operational?

I'm reticent to take on yet another orphan, but as you see I can't help myself.

Could you email pics?

April 7th, 2011, 12:51 PM
This is not the whole machine, just the node boards. You'll need an O2K chassis either deskside or rack mounted to make these work. They still hold some good value but I would swap a dual 250 Mhz board for a controller.