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by spiroyster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: What to do with a VW320?

I ran a lab of twelve 320s which were used for urban modelling (an app called Realax IIRC). The researchers realised it made no difference how much texture data they used, so they were able to employ higher quality imagery for their real-time models, typically 200MB+ (that was huge back in 2001). T...
by spiroyster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?
Replies: 19
Views: 366

Re: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?

My favourite is the :320:, followed by :O2:. The machine I always wanted (and never got) was an :Indigo2: (love the colour).

But tbh when I think SiliconGraphics superiority, and everything that made SGI. It has to be :Onyx: :Crimson:.
by spiroyster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment
Replies: 26
Views: 645

Re: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment

Mucho drool factor there... Good to see Viewsonic back in the game, they made some razor sharp CRT's ~Y2K. Their subsequent flatpanel displays were pretty shoddy and quite efficient at brand destruction. I've been in the market for a new display o.0. What are the mounting options? Is it made by Vie...
by spiroyster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: What to do with a VW320?

You're too kind Ian... Truth be told I didn't think about that, but yes I have never used a VPro in an Octane :oops: . Think I meant... Load the same mahoosive image up on your Octane '98/'99/'00/'01 PC, attempt to do the same thing, and watch your Octane '98/'99/'00/'01 PC cry Beg for mercy o.0 @Hu...
by spiroyster
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment
Replies: 26
Views: 645

Re: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment

Ah I didn't realise it was that old. I might have to keep an eye out for one if they are cheap enough and it's in good condition. I was hoping it could be VESA mounted with ease, I see piccys on tinterweb suggesting other mounting options than its stock stand, but unsure if these are hack jobs. Is i...
by spiroyster
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: What to do with a VW320?

I like to pretend the front panel is hydraulic and make a whooshing noise everytime I open it. That only entertains me for so long, and then I turn it on. o.0 While it not impossible to convert to ATX or something similar, the PSU is not ATX and thus the mounting is off so you need to file down some...
by spiroyster
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment
Replies: 26
Views: 645

Re: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment

Mucho drool factor there... Good to see Viewsonic back in the game, they made some razor sharp CRT's ~Y2K. Their subsequent flatpanel displays were pretty shoddy and quite efficient at brand destruction. I've been in the market for a new display o.0. What are the mounting options? Is it made by View...
by spiroyster
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay UK] Mips flavoured Qube2
Replies: 4
Views: 214

[ebay UK] Mips flavoured Qube2

£15 (no bids yet) + £11 (P&P)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cobalt-Qube-V ... 2112086515?

Not mine.
by spiroyster
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History

I've fractured my spine Kite Surfing within 1 minute of getting out on the water. Oh man.... hope it's all ok now? Thanks :), not entirely, still recovering atm (DDay + 89). Single most painfull experience of my life, but I will make a full recovery (aparently) and live to fracture it another day o...
by spiroyster
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History

I've fractured my spine Kite Surfing within 1 minute of getting out on the water.
by spiroyster
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: History of SiliconGraphics Part 7 is here! Final episode.
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: History of SiliconGraphics Part 7 is here! Final episode.

Agreed, I first heard about this years ago in a blue sky talk John Carmack gave, but now companies like Euclideon Unlimited are apparently poised on the brink of making it a reality. iirc ATi were the ones pushing ARB for the inclusion in the standard. This, coupled with the bitter taste left in th...
by spiroyster
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: IRIS Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: IRIS Vision

Très cool. Two and half hours of my life that I was quite happy to loose to youtube. Thanks for posting.
by spiroyster
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16850

Re: your latest purchase

penguin walking Walk backwards (I kid you not), it helps. Protip: Walk to the water, fins in hand, then when deep enough in water, sit with back to waves and put you fins on there (water lubes the feet, no horny!). Then continue to walk backwards until deep enough to float on back, swivell to front...
by spiroyster
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: History of SiliconGraphics Part 7 is here! Final episode.
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: History of SiliconGraphics Part 7 is here! Final episode.

There have been components for an Altix XE cluster on ebay.co.uk for an age (XE 320 nodes, XE 270 head). Might as well paint over the hypercube with a big red Supermicro dot. The only thing sgi about the Altix XE is the facade (and I'm not even talking about the LED/blikenlights on the front), and t...
by spiroyster
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: [Review] ELECTROGIG 3DGO
Replies: 30
Views: 2369

Re: [Review] ELECTROGIG 3DGO

Welcome Alex! As a lover of all things casted along along ray paths, especially before the GI boom... I absolutely love the style and character these renders give. It takes me straight back to the early 90's raytracers (which got me interested in computer graphics), a niche area of research that onc...

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