Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Nov 2004 19:57 UTC, submitted by Dave Finger
SGI and IRIX The company is Silicon Graphics Incorporated, or SGI, which once was famous for its high-powered graphics and 3-D workstations but has fallen on hard times of late. SGI now focuses on supercomputers, but there's a tiny coterie of fans dedicated to keeping the company's aging but high-powered workstations alive. On a similar note, the every-three-months maintaince release of Irix is 3 months late.
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Re: The ideal station...
by walterbyrd on Mon 29th Nov 2004 13:21 UTC

1 x 1Ghz MIPS processor w/ 1MB Level 2 Cache
4 x PCI-Express Slots
1 x ATI FireGL Graphics Card
1 x Serial ATA 160gig drive
1 x DVD R/RW (+/-) Drive
512MB DDR 400Mhz memory

Throw the whole thing in a nice pizza box, along the lines of either an Indy or even a O2 case, and throw a price tag of around $1200 on it,

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If you're going to buy that from SGI, figure on $12,000 instead of $1200. Also, *you* may want something, but very few others would. SGI is strictly a niche platform.