[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 171, Issue 7

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Thu Feb 9 09:58:31 CST 2017

On 02/09/2017 10:49 AM, John Hudak wrote:
> thank you for the clarification.
> So, a general question - what was the fastest Indy made (in the desk top
> box config)?
> Did they all use the MIPS processors?
> I've searched a bit but cant find a listing of the machines and associated
> base configurations.

They were all MIPS systems.  They were all "entry level."

The fastest Indys were the final generation, with R5000 chips.  Those 
will sometimes run IRIX 6.5 just fine, because they often had 128 MB of RAM.

Earlier generations (R4000, R4400) typically had far too little RAM for 
IRIX 6.5 to fit comfortably.  It's not a CPU problem.  If anything, the 
Indy had an astonishing amount of CPU power for that price point in that 

RAM was very expensive in the early years of the Indy's run, so they 
shipped them in configurations that swapped like mad to hit a price point.

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