[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Sat May 22 22:43:36 CDT 2010

Speed on the macs is fine, but some of the products simply haven't been

Also a single license for smoke / flame is well above $100,000, IIRC. Keeping
your IRIX licenses around or buying a second-hand rig can make financial sense
compared to the cost of the software alone.

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From: Derrik Walker v2.0
Sent:  05/22/2010, 8:08  PM
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Subject: Re: [rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems

On May 22, 2010, at 11:02 PM, Ethan O'Toole wrote:

> Also, can't Macs do all the Discreet Logic apps (Smoke/Flame) stuff now as
fast as the old SGIs?

If not faster.  I know my 2009 Mac book does ray tracing and other rendering
work faster then any SGI I ever owned.  OS X is a good environment for video

- Derrik

Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
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