Why are these SGI boxes double-high?
pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Apr 24 14:23:43 CDT 2007
On Tuesday 24 April 2007 13:42, Richard wrote:
> It turns out all this SGI gear is coming from Boeing. That means the
> Onyx 2 Reality Monster is likely to have a nice multi-head
> configuration :-). Woo hoo!
> So my question is... why is this Onyx and Challenge pictured in a
> double-high cabinet?
> Usually when I see a Challenge or Onyx in a photo I see a cabinet
> that is half the height of these and that includes space for all the
> boards and drives. So what would you need the extra cabinet space
> for? More boards and drives or just more drives?
It's a different system from the 1/2 height Challenge L and Onyx. (This
is "full height" not "double height".) I gave up two Challenge XLs
about a month ago, and still have a (prototype) Onyx similar to that
Basically, the chassis have more slots than the 1/2 rack version.
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