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