[rescue] SGI Impact 10000

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Aug 16 13:43:09 CDT 2007

Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> I have a chance to snag an Impact 10000, exact specs unknown.  I don't
>> remember the status of Sun/SGI interoperability; should a Sun monitor
>> work with this?  Or is it framebuffer dependent?
> Well, the IMPACT is actually the graphics.  That machine will be an 
> Indigo^2.  A *very* nice machine, BTW.

Yeah, I found that out Googling subsequent to the question.  (I was
puzzled that I hadn't heard of a machine called Impact.)

> IMPACT is actually a series of graphics cards.  There were three levels, 
> Solid IMPACT, High IMPACT and Maximum IMPACT, in that order.  The Solid 
> IMPACT is fine for 2D stuff, but I'd upgrade, if you want to do any 3D. 
>   The Solid IMPACT does have 3D acceleration, but the other two are a 
> good bit faster and have texture RAM, which the Solid IMPACT lacks.  If 
> memory serves, the Max IMPACT has twice as much TRAM as the High IMPACT.

So an Indigo2 Impact 10000 would have the Solid IMPACT?

(Oh, it includes IRIX 8 media, btw.  Owner says he hasn't touched it
since he bought it 5 years ago, tried to install IRIX, and screwed up
the install.)

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