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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:06 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.com/SGI-CMNB007UF195-SI ... .m20.l1116

Am I crazy? Or can you not mix R10k with Extreme graphics? How is it that they have an R10k tag on a teal system?

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:12 am 
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Looks like the insides have been replaced and only the old Teal outside remains. Never tried it personally but I don't see why EXtreme graphics wouldn't work.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:40 am 
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The only limits were with POWER R8k systems - they can't do IMPACT.

Any R10k and any R4k (with a suitable PROM and version of IRIX) can do any version of XL, Express (XZ/EXtreme), or IMPACT.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:44 am 
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SGI did sell original R10K Extremes (I've seen them) or field upgraded R4Ks to R10K. I obtained a few
once, teal Extreme with R10K badge. Extreme was cheaper than IMPACT, so a handy option for those
who just wanted the CPU power, and Extreme is actually sometimes better than Solid for wireframe.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:16 pm 
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mapesdhs wrote:
SGI did sell original R10K Extremes (I've seen them) or field upgraded R4Ks to R10K. I obtained a few
once, teal Extreme with R10K badge. Extreme was cheaper than IMPACT, so a handy option for those
who just wanted the CPU power, and Extreme is actually sometimes better than Solid for wireframe.

Ian.


My suspicion is that SGI probably pulled EXtreme shortly after the introduction of Solid IMPACT, though - it must have been more expensive to do those GE7 MCMs and 3-board EXtreme sets than it was to do a Solid.

Although I suppose they could have dropped their profit margin on EXtreme, though.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:50 pm 
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Although I suppose they could have dropped their profit margin on EXtreme, though.

No way, Jose ! We'd rather go bankrupt than drop our profit margins !

Oh. Right.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:44 am 
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I even sold an R10K/195 Extreme once, to a guy who wanted the CPU muscle but didn't want to risk
sw incompatibility with the newer gfx (I think his data viz app was IrisGL). He'd been using an R4K/200
before, so the speedup was considerable.

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PS. Think you hit the nail on the head, hamei...


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