[rescue] WTB: SGI
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 19 00:00:00 CDT 2001
I've always wanted to try some time on a good r3k machine. But, they are
hard to find in working order. They were such awe inspiring machines
For real work, I'd look towards either an O2 on an Indigo2, depending on
what mood I was in at the time (unless there was a nicely outfitted onyx
On Mon, 18 Jun 2001 ward at zilla.nu wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 10:44:01PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > I've actually never used a SGI "better" than an I2 or a
> > dual-CPU Origin 2000 (ungah, what a *beast* - but a *beautiful*
> > beast...). Seen O2s, but never *used* one. 8-)
> The best (but not fastest) SGi for which I've been admin was a 4D/480,
> an 8 x R3000 with 512MB. It was in the 'predator' case, which is the
> big refrigerator one. Only had VGX graphics, but I still enjoyed it.
> It eventually became a backup server for amanda.
> I constantly used an R4400 Indigo with cosmocompress and galileo? board
> to do non-linear video editing. Harmony was a great product at the
> time, and I liked it a lot better than most of the competition. One
> integrator tried to sell us a pmac running Avid, but the system crashed
> regularly and couldn't do 30 fps. Since we didn't have a frame-accurate
> VCR (we weren't a video shop, we were a hydroscience lab), we needed the
> fast output.
> The best SGi I've used for any period of time was probably an old crimson,
> but it was only as a remote user.
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