Systems

Origin 300 / Onyx 300

Introduction

General

The Origin 300 is derived from the Origin 3000 line. It features the same technology, but is designed for applications in which high end configurations are not required.

Possible Origin Configurations

A single Origin 300 has 2 or 4 processors and can have up to 4 GB RAM. The description in the following sections (except *this* one) applys to a single Origin 300 server.

Two Origin 300 servers can be combined to a single system with twice the processors and memory as a single Origin 300 has (max. 8 processors and 8 GB RAM).

Using an 8-port NUMAlink router up to 8 Origin 300 units can be combined to a system that has at maximum 8 times CPU, memory and PCI slots as a single Origin 300 (max. 32 processors and 32 GB RAM).

Possible Onyx Configurations

A single Onyx 300 has 2 or 4 processors and can have up to 4 GB RAM. The description in the following sections (except *this* one) applys to a single Onyx 300 system.

Two Onyx 300 servers can be combined to a single system with twice the processors and memory as a single Onyx 300 has (max. 8 processors and 8 GB RAM).

Using an 8-port NUMAlink router up to 8 Onyx 300 can be combined to a system that has at maximum 8 times CPU, memory and PCI slots as a single Onyx 300 (max. 32 processors and 32 GB RAM).

History

2001, September
rumours about Origin 300 release/announcement in October hit the net
2001, October
Origin 300 19" server announced
2002, January
Onyx 300 19" systems with Infinite Reality 3 graphics announced
2003, August
End of production announced for Origin/Onyx 300 (31 December 2003).
2003, December
End of Production
2008, December
End of Service

Compute

Compute Module

General

The Compute Node may be used as a standalone system or part of a larger Origin 300 configuration.

Processors

CPU Board Processor Number Clockspeed Cache (d/i) Cache (2nd) Floating Point
IP45 (SW: IP35) R14000 2 500 MHz 32kb / 32kb 2MB onboard
IP45 (SW: IP35) R14000 4 500 MHz 32kb / 32kb 2MB onboard
IP45 (SW: IP35) R14000 2 600 MHz 32kb / 32kb 4MB onboard
IP45 (SW: IP35) R14000 4 600 MHz 32kb / 32kb 4MB onboard

Memory Specifications

Type:                   unknown / ECC protected
Sockets:                unknown

Minimum configuration:  512 MB (unknown SIMMs)
Maximum configuration:  4 GB (unknown SIMMs)

IO Subsystem

The IO subsystem is implemented via the IO8 board.

Expansion Options

  • ATM OC3 (1 port)
  • ATM OC12 (1 port)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (copper/optical)
  • LVD/single-ended Ultra160 SCSI (2 ports)
  • Audio
  • Fibre Channel (optical)
  • Myrinet 2000 (1 port)

Brick Specs

Front:                  L1 system controller
                        4 LED (service, failure, 2 drive)
                        Power button with LED
                        NMI button
                        Reset button
Back:                   1 NUMAlink connector (NUMAlink 3)
                        1 XIO connector
                        1 L1 console port
                        1 L1 USB port
                        2 serial ports
                        2 USB ports
                        RT interrupt input/output
                        1 Ethernet port (10BaseT / 100BaseT)
                        1 External SCSI connector (68pin VHDCI)
                        PCI Slot 1 and 2
                        Heartbeat LED
Internal:               2 64-bit 66 MHz 3.3 V/universal PCI slots
                        1 internal SCSI port		
                        2 internal 3.5" drivebay	
    
width:     48,3 cm / 19.00"
height:     8,8 cm /  3.46"
depth:     66,4 cm / 26.15"

weight:    up to 16,36 kg (36 lb)   

Expansion

PCI Expansion Module

General

12 hot pluggable PCI slots (6 busses with 2 slots each). There are two versions of the PCI expansion module: one module supports twelve 3.3-V or universal PCI cards, and one module supports six 5.0-V or universal PCI cards and six 3.3-V or universal PCI cards.

It can be connected to the NUMAlink port of an Origin/Onyx 300 (LINK (NI)) system or NUMAlink module (port 2,3,4,5 (R-to-R / R-to-C) only!). The PCI Expansion Module is similar to the Origin/Onyx 3000 P-Brick, but it is not interchangeable (the "PCI Expansion Module User’s Guide") covers the differences in detail.

Available Options

  • ATM OC3 (1 port)
  • ATM OC12 (1 port)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (copper/optical)
  • LVD/single-ended Ultra160 SCSI (2 ports)
  • Audio
  • Fibre Channel (optical)
  • Myrinet 2000 (1 port)

Brick Specs

Front:                  L1 controller
                        Cooling fans
Back:                   12 PCI slots
                        1 NUMAlink connector
                        status LED
Internals:              12 PCI slots
width:     44,5 cm / 17.50"
height:    17,8 cm /  7.00"
depth:     69,8 cm / 27.50"

weight:    31,5 kg / 70 lb

Graphics

Infinite Reality Graphics Module

General

This module is built to include up to 2 InfiniteReality graphics pipelines (one with 2 RM, another with 4 RM maximum). It is attached to the XIO port of a Compute Module (Ktown2 connection)..

Brick Specs

Front:                  L1 controller
Back:                   access to the cardcage
                        2 Ktown2 connectors
Internal:               11 card slots (1 occupied by Ktown2 board)		
width:     48,26 cm / 17.50"
height:    80,01 cm / 19.00"
depth:     50,80 cm / 20.00"

weight:    98 kg / 215 lb

Router

NUMAlink Module

General

The NUMAlink Module connects up to 8 Compute Modules to one larger system with up to 32 processors.

Brick Specs

Front:                  L1 controller
                        Cooling fans
Back:                   4 R-to-R connectors (1,6,7,8)
                        4 R-to-R / R-to-C connectors (2,3,4,5)
                        LINK status LED
                        L1 USB connctor
Internals:              -		
width:     44,14 cm / 17.38"
height:     8,38 cm /  3.30"
depth:     60,96 cm / 27.50"

weight:    9 kg / 20 lb

Other

Chassis

Specials

Rugged Versions

CRI, a division of RSI Inc., is building rugged rackmount versions of this system.

Problems

Operating System

Choosing an operating system.

The Origin 300 is supported in IRIX 6.5 beginning with IRIX 6.5.14 up to the final release IRIX 6.5.30.

Regardless of the system configuration it is always recommended to use IRIX 6.5.30.

Parts

Nr Name Description

Pictures

Links

SGI Press Releases

  • 2001, October - New SGI Origin 300 System Chosen as Portal Server by Dutch National Public Broadcaster NOS [www.sgi.com]
  • 2002, January - SGI Introduces a Powerful, Compact and Economical Visualization System [www.sgi.com]

SGI Website

Manuals

For additional documentation on software, optional hardware or upgrading instructions see SGIs technical publications library.

Websites