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Indigo2s

Last Change: 14/Jul/2017

Indigo2 Parts/Spares

NOTE: I can provide hardware support and parts/spares for STOLL SIRIX systems!
I have numerous Indigo2s available, far too many to list individually, so here are some example configurations. Choose the one closest to your needs, then add on any extras or discounts as required. See after the table for full details.

NOTE: XL24/SolidIMPACT use 1 slot,
      XZ/Elan/HighIMPACT use 2 slots,
      Extreme/MaxIMPACT use 3 slots.

Ref                                RAM   Banks    Disk     GFX               Cost
No.  Colour     CPU     MHz  L2    (MB)  Used   Size/RPM   Type             (UKP)

1    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2   300GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    2070
2    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2   300GB/10K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1990
3    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2   146GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1890
4    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2   146GB/10K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1870
5    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2    73GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1850
6    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2    73GB/10K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1835
7    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    2020
8    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   512     1    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1670
9    Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   512     2    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1660
10   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   256     1    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1590
11   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   256     2    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1600
12   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     1    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1560
13   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     1    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/1MB    1480
14   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     1    36GB/15K    HighIMPACT/4MB   1030
15   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     1    36GB/15K    HighIMPACT/1MB    980
16   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     2    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       715  (less heat)
17   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB  1024     3    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       705
18   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   512     1    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       565
19   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   512     2    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       555
20   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   256     1    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       485
21   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   256     2    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       495
22   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     2    73GB/10K    SolidIMPACT       440
23   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     1    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       485
24   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     2    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       455
25   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           380
26   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   512     2    36GB/15K    XZ                550  [#1]
27   Purple   R10000SC  195  1MB   128     2    36GB/15K    XZ                450
28   Purple   R10000SC  175  1MB   128     2    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       435
29   Teal     R80000SC   75  2MB   384     3    36GB/15K    Extreme           935  [#2]
30   Teal     R80000SC   75  2MB   256     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           875  [#2]
31   Teal     R80000SC   75  2MB   128     1    36GB/15K    Extreme           815  [#2]
32   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   384     3   146GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1890
33   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   384     3    73GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1850
34   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   384     3    73GB/10K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1825
35   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   384     3    73GB/10K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1885  [1.6" disk]
36   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   384     3    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1885
37   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   256     2    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1825
38   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     1    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1765
39   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/4MB    1735
40   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    MaxIMPACT/1MB    1635
41   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    HighIMPACT/4MB   1285
42   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    HighIMPACT/1MB   1235
43   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     1    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       720
44   Purple   R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    SolidIMPACT       715
45   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   256     2    36GB/15K    XL24              885  [#3]
46   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   128     1    36GB/15K    XL24              825  [#3]
47   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   256     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           670
48   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   128     1    36GB/15K    Extreme           610
49   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           580
50   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB    64     1    36GB/15K    Extreme           565
51   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB    64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           560
52   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    GR3-Elan          575
53   Teal     R4400SC   250  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    GR2-XZ            575
54   Teal     R4400SC   200  2MB   128     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           340
55   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB   128     1    36GB/15K    Extreme           365
56   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB   128     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           335
57   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB   128     3    36GB/15K    Extreme           330
58   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB    96     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           325
59   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB    96     3    36GB/15K    Extreme           315
60   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB    64     1    36GB/15K    Extreme           315
61   Teal     R4400SC   200  1MB    64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           305
62   Teal     R4400SC   175  1MB    64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           300
63   Teal     R4400SC   150  1MB    64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           315
64   Teal     R4400SC   100  1MB    64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           295
65   Teal     R4600SC   133  512K   64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           720  [#4]
66   Teal     R4000SC   100  1MB    64     2    36GB/15K    Extreme           280

NOTES:

#1: An example number-crunching system, ie. best possible CPU, good RAM with
    room for expansion, reasonable disk, but cheapest possible graphics.
#2: R8K systems are not as fast as R10K systems for integer tasks, but are good for certain
    fp tasks and are fascinating to work with. Ideal for compiler fans.
#3: XL24 is good for 2D tasks (much higher 2D fill rate than the non-IMPACT 3D
    options), eg. for use with Indigo2Video, CosmoCompress, etc. Also good for
    better expansion, eg. dual-head XL24, 10/100, video option, etc. The XL24
    board PN is 030-8202-004.
#4: The R4600SC/133 actually has the same integer performance as the R4400SC/175,
    and thus is much faster than an R4400SC/100. It is also a very rare CPU.


      WARRANTY     |      <---------- System Value (UKP) ------->
       TABLE       |  Under 100 | 100 to 249 | 250 to 499 |    500+
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Default cover      |  10 days   |  30 days   |   90 days  |   90 days
Extend to 30 days  |    +50     |     -      |      -     |      -
Extend to 90 days  |    +75     |   +100     |      -     |      -
Extend to 6 months |   +150     |   +225     |    +300    |    +450
Extend to 1 year   |   +200     |   +350     |    +500    |    +750


These configurations are not fixed. I can upgrade/downgrade as
required, though note downgrade discounts and reduced warranty
discounts are not available on systems valued less than 100.
Use the upgrade pricing tables below or price differences above
to calculate other combinations, or feel free to email me if
you're interested in a configuration not shown.

Disk upgrade/downgrade options are as follows (old disk along the top, new disk
down the side on the left), eg. to upgrade from a 36GB 15K to a 146GB 10K, add 50.

Old Disk ->     RPM: |   15K  |   10K  |   15K  |   10K   |   15K   |   10K
           Capacity: |  36GB  |  73GB  |  73GB  |  146GB  |  146GB  |  300GB
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------
New        73GB 10K  |   15   |    -   |    -   |    -    |    -    |    -
Disk       73GB 15K  |   30   |    15  |    -   |    -    |    -    |    -
 |        147GB 10K  |   50   |    35  |    20  |    -    |    -    |    -
 |        147GB 15K  |   70   |    55  |    40  |    20   |    -    |    -
\|/       300GB 10K  |  170   |   155  |   140  |   120   |   100   |    -
          300GB 15K  |  250   |   235  |   220  |   200   |   180   |   80

For an extra disk with sled, select the required SCA disk from the SCSI Disks Table and add 30, eg.
an extra 1" 15K 36GB Fujitsu (Worldisk) MAX3036NC on a sled would be +55.
Indigo2 can have two internal disks, though it's possible to fit a third
using a CDROM sled (my own Indigo2 has 3 x 73GB 1.6" 10K).

See the Parts/Spares page for a full list of extras, but here are some exmaples:

Add 20 to change any teal system to have a top lid in good condition.
Add 35 to include a 3Com EISA 3c597 10/100 FastEthernet card (driver CD included).
Add 25 to include a set of teal foot stands.
Add 45 to include a set of purple foot stands.
Add 55 to include Indigo2Video (I2V) on its own.
Add 95 to include CosmoCompress on its own (Cosmo1 board). Connector cable is +75.
Add 125 to include Indigo2Video, breakout cable and IndyCam [full details].
Add 625 to include IMPACT Video with original Breakout Cable (for IMPACT graphics only).
Add 480 to include video bundle for XL24 (10/100, I2V, Cosmo, connector & breakout cables, IndyCam).

For a full list of available upgrades/extras, please see the Parts/Spares page.
The above specs are not fixed; email me for alternative configurations and prices.

Please see my 2nd-hand Indigo2 Buyers Guide for complete background information on Indigo2.

See the shipping costs page for details of postage charges to the UK, mainland Europe and beyond..

All systems have some degree of scratching on the top lid, but are always fully intact (no broken catches, etc.) If cosmetics are important though, then I can fit a system with a good condition lid for extra.

All Extreme systems have an Extreme badge, all IMPACT systems have an IMPACT badge, and all R10K systems have a 10000 badge. All teal systems valued more than 100 UKP include teal foot stands for free. All purple systems valued more than 250 UKP include purple foot stands for free.

All Indigo2s include a metal locking bar and power cable (original SGI keyboards/mice available separately, or I can include new generic black PS2 kybd/mouse for +10). Any 6.2/6.5 system valued at more than 100 UKP also comes with my custom SGI Nekoware and Gifts CDs. See the IRIX CDs page for details of these CDs. Alternatively, I can include a full 6.5.22 CD set for +50, or +45 for non-IMPACT systems (email for details). Monitors and monitor cables are also available - see the monitor section for details.

All systems with at least 256MB RAM come with a full installation of IRIX 6.5.22m - the last version of IRIX released for Indigo2. My installation includes lots of extras such as Blender, BMRT, Ayam3D, mplayer, OpenOffice, Freeware, Nekoware, Quake, Quake2, etc.) Adobe Premiere 4.2 is installed (IMPACT-only), plus many other items, including a good custom desktop layout. A typical installed software list in Software Manager looks like this. Note that I can install 6.5.22 on a system with less than 256MB RAM, but it won't run quite so well (128MB is operable if one isn't doing heavy tasks, but really it should be 256 or more for smooth running). I can install 6.2 or 5.3 if prefered though.

All systems with less than 256MB RAM by default have a good IRIX 6.2 installation; such systems come with the May 2001 Freeware CDs included (the last freeware release which fully supported 6.2) and my May 2001 Gifts CD. Alternatively, I can include a full 6.2 CD set for +30 (email for details).

Lastly, not everyone wants to have the latest OS, or perhaps an earlier version is needed anyway. Thus, if required I can also install older releases such as 6.2, 5.3 with XFS, 5.2, etc. on any configuration that can take it.



Graphics Comparison Summary

For full details on Indigo2 graphics options, see my 2nd-hand Indigo2 Buyers Guide. The following description is just a summary.

GR2-XZ graphics (2 Geometry Engines [GEs] and 1 Raster Engine [RE]) is generally half the speed of Elan graphics, although it can actually be very similar if the bottleneck is pixel fill instead of geometry processing. Elan is half the speed of Extreme, ie. Indigo2 Elan graphics is the same speed as 'Indy XZ', which is also the same as Elan for IRIS Indigo (4 GEs and 1 RE).

Extreme graphics, with 8 GEs and 2 REs, is about the same speed for shaded/wireframe/points tasks (ie. anything non-textured) as an R5000SC/180 O2 and is thus quite good for using animation packages such as Blender. Here is a comparison table:

                                        Lit Gouraud Z
           GEs    REs     MFLOPS (**)   Triangles/sec     No. Slots Used
           ^^^    ^^^     ^^^^^^^^^^    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Extreme:    8      2         256            405M                 3
Elan:       4      1         128            181M                 2
GR2-XZ:     2      1          64            100M                 2

(**) Available MFLOPS processing power for accelerating
geometry/lighting calculations (32MFLOPS per GE).

For precise real-world examples, see my Inventor benchmark results. Compared to the original XZ/Elan/Extreme graphics, IMPACT options use later GE and RE designs such that SolidIMPACT (with 1 GE and 1 RE), is up to twice as fast as Extreme, can do 32bit colour (Extreme cannot) and only uses one slot (Extreme uses three), although Extreme is quite strong for wireframe tasks (IMPACT focused more on improving shaded performance and adding hardware texturing). SolidIMPACT is good for non-textured tasks, and has other benefits and improvments compared to Extreme.

HighIMPACT graphics is the same as SolidIMPACT for non-textured tasks, but it includes hardware texture mapping with either 1MB or 4MB texture memory (TRAM) and so is much faster for textured tasks (typically 20X to 50X faster - the more complicated the scene, the better the speedup compared to software texturing). A 1MB TRAM system is limited to 16bit colour, while a 4MB TRAM system can do 32bit RGBA double-buffered or even 36bit RGB for high quality imaging. IMPACT graphics also supports higher resolutions than the older graphics. There is a rare version of HighIMPACT called HighIMPACT/AA - this has 2 GEs but still 1 RE, but note it is the same speed as ordinary HighIMPACT - the AA version merely used a temporary alternate GE design. HighIMPACT is a good entry choice for playing games such as Quake, Certain IMPACT, Mekton, etc. properly (definitely best with 4MB TRAM), but also offers hardware accelerated 2D imaging and other benefits.

MaxIMPACT is up to twice as fast as HighIMPACT for everything (2 GEs and 2 REs), supports even more resolutions, and also has either 1MB or 4MB TRAM. See the Inventor 3D results for High/Max comparison examples - examine the data for the Underwater Camera, Huge Engine and Chromeskins models. NOTE: these tests only use one texture, mapped onto a whole model (environment mapping). A model which consisted of lots of separate textures mapped in the normal way would show a larger difference between High and Max, and a similarly larger difference between software and hardware texturing.

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