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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby Y888099 » Wed May 10, 2017 6:53 am

Dodoid wrote:
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Never heard, what is it? :)
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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby Dodoid » Wed May 10, 2017 6:55 am

Y888099 wrote:
Dodoid wrote:
"dog"


Never heard, what is it? :)


Dogfight game based on the flight sim, though I've never actually played it.
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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby Y888099 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:13 am

uunix wrote:Can you teleport?


Not yet, but he can :D

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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby uunix » Wed May 10, 2017 12:14 pm

It would actually be rather cool to connect up. I thought some time ago about setting up an inperson, people pages type server for folk on here.

BUT playing DOG would be much more fun. I am though unsure how you could measure performance on this? I think rendering the exact same scene or running an intense program would be more scientific.
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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby DDT » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:36 pm

Ok, back on topic: which is the most powerful MIPS workstation for realtime graphics ? Don't care about CPU. Please detail graphics option.

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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:04 am

DDT wrote:the most powerful MIPS workstation for realtime graphics ?

AFAIK there's only one SGI graphics system designed from the ground up as a realtime system and that's Infinite Reality. I attached a whitepaper.

So the answer is "an Onyx".
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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby DDT » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:11 am

Thanks, very interesting whitepaper. Seems that SGI's definition of "realtime graphics" is steady 60 Hz fps, which makes a lot of sense !
However, I meant generic GPU graphics rendering speed as opposed to batch frame rendering using CPU.
If I understand correctly, it all boils down to IR4 vs V12, and by the few benchmarks I have read around it seems that the former is the fastest (although not available in a compact workstation).
Am I missing something ?

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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby japes » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:38 pm

I missed this thread the first time around. So I'm surprised no one said Onyx 3900. Same CPU options as Onyx 350 (or Tezro), but scales to many more of them.

DDT wrote:Thanks, very interesting whitepaper. Seems that SGI's definition of "realtime graphics" is steady 60 Hz fps, which makes a lot of sense !
However, I meant generic GPU graphics rendering speed as opposed to batch frame rendering using CPU.
If I understand correctly, it all boils down to IR4 vs V12, and by the few benchmarks I have read around it seems that the former is the fastest (although not available in a compact workstation).
Am I missing something ?


Are you saying Onyx2 deskside is not a compact workstation?
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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby DDT » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:35 pm

japes wrote:Are you saying Onyx2 deskside is not a compact workstation?


Ahem... I guess it is, compared to the 3900 ;)

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Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

Unread postby Zerolapse » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:22 pm

Even the Onyx 3900 is technically a "Workstation".
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