[rescue] SGI Indigo2 & IRIX 6.5

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 15:26:27 CST 2008

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> 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
> hardware.

I'm similarly in favor of AIX vs. Solaris and Linux, for similar 
reasons, but I speak IBMese fluently.

Peace...  Sridhar

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