[rescue] SGI Indigo2 & IRIX 6.5
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Mon Dec 1 08:25:04 CST 2008
On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Michael C. Vergallen wrote:
> So I was wrong to think that SGI + IRIX was used for mainly graphical
> work & visualisation then ?
That and, on the server side, scalable high-performance computing. IRIX
running on a system as large as an Origin 2800 is a single-image operating
system, not a cluster OS.
I'm not a representative sample by any stretch, but I personally used IRIX
as a development environment almost exclusively from 1996 through 2004. I
found much more comfortable (and responsive) to work in than Solaris,
where one could watch windows slooooowly think about repainting
themselves, even on Creator-series graphics hardware. I'd have
recommended it at the time to anyone who lucked into some discarded SGI
I did like maintaining Solaris as a multiuser server environment a lot
Jonathan Patschke < "There is great satisfaction in building good tools
Elgin, TX > for other people to use."
USA < --Freeman Dyson
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