[rescue] SGI IRIS 1200 in Massachusetts for $100 (eBay)

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Jul 31 23:07:17 CDT 2007

On Jul 31, 2007, at 11:53 PM, Robert Darlington wrote:

> Let me restate that.  I've owned almost every model sgi that runs Irix
> :)  I managed an Altix system and really didn't care for it.  The
> Prism is also a Linux box.

Yes, but they are genuinely SGI made Linux boxes, unlike the SGIs  
that are re-badged Intergraphs or BOXXs, or based on off the shelf  
motherboards, like most of the Intel Visual workstations except for  
the 320 and 540.

> I never heard of an Onyx 4.  I have a deskside Onyx about 2 feet from
> my left foot and sold my Onyx 2 system to a former employer.


It uses MIPS processors and runs Irix, but uses XFree86 instead of  
Xsgi (so yes, a good number of traditional Irix programs break) and  
special PCI-X ATI FireGL cards, possibly connected to a DVI  
compositor system similar to the one used for the Onyx 350 with  
InfinitePerformance graphics (Vpro  V12 derived).

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