[rescue] Another fine business decision for us axp-lovers

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 06:53:06 CDT 2001

I'd say that the Octane2 is "up to date".  It is also nearly USD$50k at
the low end the last I looked.  That is probably why it isn't selling.

I don't get why you would say that it isn't upto date (and by extension
imply that the Octane and O2 aren't).  All the lowerend SGI workstations
run a reasonably clock rates, and except for the O2, they all can pump
reasonably competitive amounts of polygons.  And to my understanding,
nothing has yet matched the O2s texturing capabilities.  I mean, if I
wanted 256megs of texture memory, I don't know of any way other than an O2
or an Onyx2 or better to get it.

Joshua Boyd

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Sebastian Marius Kirsch wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 06:16:26PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > > yes, MIPS appears to be mostly dead; I'm sceptical as to whether the
> > > R18k will ever be built.
> >   I dunno...I keep hearing "dead" and similar words used to describe
> > things that are selling like hotcakes...I just don't see the
> > justification.  Maybe I'm being an idiot.
> Let's rephrase that as 'MIPS as a workstation processor appears to be
> mostly dead'? SGI doesn't have a current workstation model based on MIPS
> -- the Octane2 is, quite frankly, not really up-to-date. And the Onyx
> 3200 is hardly 'selling like hotcakes' -- sure, we've had ours for a
> couple of months now, so I guess there are more than two of them in
> Germany now, but ...
> On the other hand, I'd really like to get my hands on a VW 550 or 770 --
> as far as Wintel machines go, these appear to be quite decent machines.
> -- 
> Yours, Sebastian Kirsch <skirsch at moebius.inka.de>
> Wer lesen kann, ist klar im Vorteil.
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