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

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 09:22:05 CDT 2001

Joshua Boyd

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, [iso-8859-1] Bj=F6rn Ramqvist wrote:

> Probably because the fact that the Octane-series is based on the same
> 175MHz R10k Octane that made it's debut in '96-'97, and that's 4-5 years
> ago. From what I've been told the only difference is in the processors,
> graphics and perhaps some backplane-specific chips. Oh.. and the
> blue-ish skin. Same box, but turbocharged with a butt-ugly "SGi" logo.

I though that all new Octanes and Octane2s shipped with something like
300mhz or 400mhz r12ks now.
> Although, IMO there's no need to upgrade the Octane above the mid-level
> specs, cause of it's enormous I/O power. If you need the
> latest-and-greatest in graphics, and where money is not an issue, you
> could afford a smaller Onyx2 and get some serious graphics horsepower
> with guaranteed "investment protection".

Yeah, a low end Onyx2 costs $80k, and a low end Octane2 costs $50k. =20

However, if you step back to regular Octanes, things are much cheaper, and
most people probably want at least mid if not highend graphics (for the
> Why Sillycone Graphics still keeps their highpriced attitude against
> market is a mystery to me.

Who knows.

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