[rescue] quad head pci video cards

jodys at helluin.org jodys at helluin.org
Mon Jan 5 16:05:16 CST 2009

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 04:48:33PM -0500, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 02:32:18PM -0700, Robert Darlington wrote:
> >>I agree, it really depends.  I ran servers for driving huge displays
> >>(Origin 2000 systems).  The whole point was that they had display
> >>hardware.
> >
> >I am curious about how you huge displays from an Origin 2000.  Did you
> >hack something, or did SGI have some supported graphics hardware for the
> >Origin 2000 that I'm not aware of?
> Wouldn't that configuration be called an Onyx2?

I believe the rack Onyx2s consisted of Origin 2000 compute nodes plus,
generally, IR graphics in graphics modules. The system are so similar
that the names could be used interchangbly.

The deskside Onyx2 is, however, different (centerplane) than a deskside 
Origin 2000.


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