SGI Origin 2000

The SGI Origin 2000, code named Lego, is a family of mid-range and high-end servers developed and manufactured by SGI and introduced in 1996 to succeed the SGI Challenge and POWER Challenge. At the time of introduction, these systems ran IRIX 6.4 and later, IRIX 6.5. A variant of the Origin 2000 with graphics capability is known as the Onyx2. An entry-level variant based on the same architecture but with a different hardware implementation is known as the Origin 200. The Origin 2000 was succeeded by the Origin 3000 in July 2000, and was discontinued on 30 June 2002.

 Tilburg University in the Netherlands kindly donnated an Origin 2000 and sgi 2400.  The system consists of 3 cabinets of about 2 meters high;
Width about 22 inch. Out of the 4 panels present, 3 are still fully functional.  Is has 48 GB RAM and 24 CPU's running at 200 MHz.

The Origin 2000 sgi 2400 called medusa.uvt.nl, were installed in the UvT server room, before being shipped to the Centre for Computing History in Haverhill near Cambridge, UK.

Manufacturer: SGI
Date: 1996

SGI Origin 2000 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - DEC VAX/VMS Station Message Manual Cray Research Inc
Machine Series Cyber Version 4.0 Control Data
Internal Maintenance Specification Version 4.0 Control Data
Commdore Amiga Education Resource Pack Commodore
Altos System V Series 386 Reference (C) Altos
Cray Unicos Product Requirements Document Cray
QDOS (for the QL) Technical Notes Sinclair
Rank Xerox 820-II Rigid Disk Installation Guide Rank Xerox
Rank Xerox - SA809 - Drive Exerciser - Instruction Manual Rank Xerox
Original-Odhner 227 Instruction Book Odhner 1955
GE-635 System Manual General Electric July 1964
ICT 1900 Series Algol Manual ICT 1965
ICT 1900 Series System Manual ICT May 1965
Ferranti Argus 100 Argus 300 Programming Manual Ferranti October 1965
ICT 1900 Series Introductory Manual ICT November 1965
ICT 1900 Series PLAN Referencel Manual ICT February 1967
Fortran for the ATLAS 2 and TITAN computers 1969
ICL 4-70 Engineers Pocket Book ICL 13-04-1970
IBM - A Programmer's Introduction to IBM System-360 Assembler Language IBM August 1970
Primos Internal Structure O.S. Notes 1972
Official Definition of Coral 66 1976
Coral 66 Pocket Handbook 1976
OPUS the GEC Computers Multi-access system GEC 1976
Prime MAN2602 Primos Interactive User Guide Prime 01-06-1976
Prime MAN2604 Primos File System User Guide Prime 01-06-1976
ELECTRIC Users' Manual Science Research Council January 1977
Compukit UK101 Manual Compukit 1979
TRS-80 Model I/III Series 1 Editor Assembler Radio Shack 1981
MEP - Control Basic Manual Micro-Electronics Education Programme 1982
Coral 66 - Language Reference Manual Micro Focus Ltd May 1982
IBM - International Systems Centers - VSAM Primer for the Intergrated Catalog Facility in an MVS Environment IBM July 1982
Spellbinder Manual for version 5.12 Spellbinder July 1982
Concurrent Maintenance Library Reference Manual Control Data 28-09-1982
MALET Reference Manual Control Data 28-09-1982
BMC Solid State BM 12AE Data Display Manual BMC 25-10-1982
Microsoft Word (Original Maual) Microsoft 1983
Pascal/MT+ Digital Research February 1983
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - COS Simulator (CSIM) Internal Reference Manual Cray Research Inc April 1983
Rank Xerox - 'Hotline' - Technical Bulletin Rank Xerox 18-08-1983
IBM - MVS/370 - Loader Logic IBM 1985
Sinclair QL Macro Assembler - User's Guide Sinclair 1985
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - Disk Systems Hardware Reference Manual Cray Research Inc July 1985
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - I/O Subsystem Model C Hardware Reference manual HR-0081 Cray Research Inc September 1985
Washington Systems Center Technical Bulletin Network Job Entry Concepts and Protocols Overview IBM November 1985
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 Manual Sinclair 1986
Bondwell Model 8 Users Manual Bondwell 1986
IBM - Program Offering SPOOL Display and Search Facility Program Description/Operations Manual IBM 1986
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - Permanent Dataset Archiving Utilities - Internal Reference Manual Cray Research Inc January 1986
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - UPDATE - Internal Reference Manual Cray Research Inc January 1986
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - Segment Loader (SEGLDR) - Internal Reference Manual Cray Research Inc February 1986
Cray - DEC VAX Summary of differences for Unicos Cray Research Inc February 1987
Cray IBM MVS Station Summary of Differences for UNICOS Installations Cray Research Inc March 1987
Cray Computer Systems - COS Internal Reference Manual Vol 1 EXEC SM-0140 Cray Research Inc April 1987
Cray X-MP & Cray-1 - Computer Systems COS Internal Reference Manual Vo III CSP SM-0142 Cray Research Inc April 1987
IBM - Large Systems Technical Support Technical Bulletin 3480 Installation Guide and Reference for MVS, VM and VSE IBM May 1987
Cray X-MP - DEC VAX/VMS Station - VAX Supercomputer Gateway For Cray X-MP Computer Systems Cray Research Inc June 1987
System/360 Report Program Generator Coding Illustrations IBM June 1987
MIcrosoft Windows Users Guide Version 2 Microsoft August 1987
Cray - CFT Optimization Guide SG-0115 1/88 Cray Research Inc January 1988
Cray Unicos Support Tools Guide SG-2016C Cray July 1988
Acorn UNIX A680 Evaluation System User Guide Acorn 01-08-1988
Acorn UNIX A680 Evaluation System Technical Reference Manual Acorn 01-08-1988
Cray DEC VAX/VMS Station Guide to Common Access Facilities Cray Research Inc September 1988
Acorn Archimedes Model 440 Service Manual Acorn November 1988
Digi-Paint 3 Manual from NewTek NewTek 1989
ICL DRS/NX V4.0 Administrators Guide Vol. 2 ICL 1990
Ricoh LP4081R1 Laser Printer copy manual Ricoh 1990
AMOS The Creator User Guide Mandarin 1990
AMOS 3D User Guide Mandarin 1990
ICL DRS/NX SVR4 Administrators Guide Vol. 2 ICL 1991
ICL DRS/NX SVR4 Administrators Guide Vol. 1 ICL 1991
ICL DRS PWS Handbook ICL 1991
ICL DRS PWS Installation Guide ICL 1991
AMOS Compiler User Guide Mandarin 1991
Challenge S Technical Report Silicon Graphics July 1994
Stac ReachOut Users Guide Stac June 1995
ULTRIX and UWS Release Notes Version 4.5 Digital December 1995
ULTRIX CD-ROM Distribution Service - February 1996 Digital February 1996
Acorn Takeover Documents Acorn Computers Ltd 30-04-1999

SGI Origin 2000 Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - The origins of the commercial use of the spreadsheet in accounting?
Memories - UK101 and using Computers in the RAF
Memories - The Tatung Einstein (2)
Memories - Computers in the Dark Ages (Apricot Computers)
Memories - Memories at Apricot
Memories - A Personal History of a Cambridge Concern
Memories - The Tatung Einstein (1)
Preserving our Computer Heritage May 2003
Memories - Me and My Toys June 2009
Memories - Some Jottings From My Past R.P. CARTLEDGE 27-06-2012
Memories - Recollections of a Typewriter Mechanic John Holman 22-08-2012
Memories - Post Office MATS (Mechanical Accounting & Trunk Sorting) January 2013
Memories - Early Computing with the Science of Cambridge MK14 and the SIB (Small Is Beautiful) Computer March 2013
Memories - Getting Started with the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A by Stephen Shaw 07-10-2013

Magazines RELATED to SGI Origin 2000 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Apple Orchard - Winter 1980 - 1981 December 1980
Apple Orchard - Vol 2 Number 2 - Summer 1981 July 1981
The Home Computer Course - Issues 1 and 2 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 5 Orbis 1983
Home Computer Course - Dictionary of Computing Terms Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 21 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 7 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 6 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 14 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 4 (A) Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 9 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 3 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 8 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 12 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Introductory Booklet Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 17 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 10 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 20 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issues 1 & 2 (Duplicate) 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 19 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 18 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 16 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 15 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 13 Orbis 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 11 Orbis 1983
Beebug Newsletter - Volume 1, Number 9 - February 1983 Beebug February 1983
The Home Computer Course - Issue 24 Orbis 1984
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issues 13-24 Orbis 1984
A& B Computing - March/April 1984 1984
The Home Computer Course - Completion Certificate Orbis 1984
The Home Computer Course - Issue 22 Orbis 1984
The Home Computer Course - Issue 23 Orbis 1984
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issues 25-36 Orbis 1984
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issues 37-48 Orbis 1984
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issues 1-12 Orbis 1984
Byte February 1984 October 1984
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 76 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Course - File Directory Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 68 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Course - Issue 4 (B) Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 61 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 62 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 75 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 69 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 67 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 65 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 64 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issues 49-60 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 74 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 70 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 73 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 71 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 66 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 72 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 63 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 77 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 78 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 79 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 80 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 81 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 82 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 83 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 84 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 85 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 86 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 87 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 88 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 89 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 90 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 91 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 92 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 93 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 94 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 95 Orbis 1985
The Home Computer Advanced Course - Issue 96 Orbis 1985
Supercomputing Review - November 1990 November 1990
Acorn User - October 1984 01-04-2009
Acorn User - March 1997 15-07-2009

Other Systems Related To SGI Origin 2000:

Item Manufacturer Date
SGI Indigo 2 Impact SGI Unknown
SGI Indigo 2 SGI Unknown
SGI Indy SGI 12th July 1993
SGI O2 SGI 1996
SGI Challenge 10000 SGI 1996
SGI Origin 200 SGI 1996
SGI 320 SGI 1st January 2000
SGI Indigo SGI 1st January 2000
SGI Origin 350 SGI April 2003

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH11264. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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