[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems

Timothy Baldridge tbaldridge at gmail.com
Sun May 23 08:20:47 CDT 2010

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

Actually all the new Flame/Smoke systems run on Linux now. If there's
a real flame user here, I'm sure they'll correct me, but some of the
Onyx2 based Inferno systems had some massive bandwidth. I think I
remember hearing that some of them could playback 6 2k streams at one
time.  Yeah, there's video editing with "prosumer" Mac/Windows/Linux
machines, but then there's real cinema grade editing apps like
Discreet's Smoke/Flame. On SGI systems Discreet even went so far as to
modify the kernel of IRIX just so it would run their apps better. I
think they may do the same now with Linux. Basically Discreet won't
use Mac for their software because it's not configurable enough for
their needs.

Sadly, I'll probably never actually get to use a Flame system. But I'd love to.


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