[rescue] WTB: SGI

Ken Hansen rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 19 09:41:06 CDT 2001

See http://www.compsyscon.com/prod05.htm, one of Bill's preferred vendors:

O2 R5K-180Mhz ,128MB, 2GB HDA ,video & audio mod,kybd+mouse set $850


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bjrn Ramqvist" <brt at osk.sema.se>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [rescue] WTB: SGI

> "Joshua D. Boyd" wrote:
> >
> > > I'd recommend the Octane wherever you need the serious I/O these
> > > machines perform. It's just... yummy. :-)
> > > Seriously, Octanes (lower-end Solid Impact, 175/195MHz R10k) _can_ be
> > > found as low as $1600. Only 256MB RAM, but that's definitly doable if
> > > you don't do serious math works on it. If you don't mind any
> > > texturememory, SI (Solid Impact) will do just great.
> >
> > Which brings us back to the fact that Amy just says "graphic stuff"
> > doesn't really tell us much about how the machine will be used.
> > Specifically, what are the texturing needs?
> Kind of lost the topic again...
> Back to the fact:
> (quoting amy)
> "it's for me, actually. i'd like to do some stuff with it (learn things,
> perhaps do some graphical work, etc). unfortunately i'm not sure what
> would be a good mid-range 'starter' sgi that can hold me for awhile.
> would you perhaps have any suggestions?"
> I'd start with an O2 with R5000/5200 and enough RAM and perhaps A/V
> option. That would hold for a while.
> Buying an Octane for a 'starter' SGI would seriously be to overestimate
> the needs.
> Be sure to get atleast enough horsepower to run IRIX 6.5.x.
> Although (*hand-on-my-heart*), once you've got the taste for it, you
> want more =)
> (going from Indigo2 to Octane rendered the Indigo2 useless in my eyes)
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