[rescue] WTB: SGI (MIPS architecture) Systems

Joost van de Griek gyorpb at gmail.com
Thu May 27 06:05:30 CDT 2010

On 26 May 2010 16:59, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:

> Yeah, I'm completely missing anything in the IRIS line (ha!  I neatly
> sidestepped referring to it as a "generation"!), and there are enough
> models in the 4D product line that I could accumulate quite a bit more
> before having a "complete" range.

Officially, they were all called "IRIS", although only the Personal
Iris (4D/xx) and Professional Iris (4D/xxx) series carried Iris in
their names; later (R4K and up) systems got names rather than model
numbers (although the Crimson is also referred to as 4D/510).

Here's a handy graphic family tree of the MIPS systems:

I draw the line at collecting machinery with the new SGI logo; it just
doesn't do it for me. Although recently, especially since SGI
basically ceased to exist, I have warmed up to the last MIPS lines; I
would seriously consider a Fuel or a Tezro (cube logo!) if I came
across one at a good price.

But for now, I'm quite happy with my collection (as well as strapped
for space to add more):

- Crimson R4000/100 VGXT "Jurassic Classic"
- Crimson R4400/150 XS24Z
- Indigo R3000/33 XS24
- Indigo R4400/150 Elan
- Indy R4600/133 XL8
- Indy R4400/200 XZ
- Indy R5000/180 XL24/IndyVideo/CosmoCompress
- O2 R5000/200
- O2 R12000A/480
- Origin 2000 8xR12000/300 SI

I was once very much tempted by a 4-rack Onyx2 Reality Monster, but
declined for fear of having it collapse through the floor of my


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