Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby GIJoe » Tue May 05, 2015 1:25 pm

chicaneuk wrote:It is no wonder that as soon as LCD's became affordable, the CRT died off so quickly. I remember the days of going to LAN parties and having to lug my computer and monitor back and forth and it became excruciating after a while. Not to mention working in IT as computer monitors ramped up quickly from little 12-14" tiddlers, to being regularly 17 or 19" - my poor back.


i imagine the number of people who carry their desktop screens around often must have been pretty small at all times. :) might have had more to do with the very stable image, drastically lower energy requirements and heat output and the lack of the high pitched whine that CRTs emit. also, how did we ever fit keyboards, wacom tablets and CRTs on a normal sized office desk? :)

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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby Ryan Fox » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:08 pm

Hmm i know this topic is pretty much dead , but imagine if they went the route of the original imac? hehe, Could have been something....
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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby uunix » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:01 pm

If you designed a new SGI MIPS box, how would it look, and what colour would it be?
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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby SAQ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:46 pm

Another thing to look at is the number of connectors. Indigo had HP1/HP2-> backplane and backplane ->graphics, and both of those had to be up. Indigo2 and Indy were both SBCs with graphics on them - though I2 did have the EISA riser board connection. In a similar vein SGI simplified the Octane/Origin architecture to a SBC with I/O expansion riser for Fuel/Tezro/O3x (though cost reductions in other places took their toll there).
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Mindshare?

Unread postby robespierre » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:33 pm

Not sure if this is the right topic, but I can't figure out what this means:

Indigo2 IMPACT Product Guide
Live Video:
  • Expansion port supports Indigo2 Mindshare Bundle, Indigo2 IMPACT Video, Indigo2 IMPACT Channel Option, or Indigo2 Presenter

I have never seen another reference to the Mindshare Bundle anywhere, and according to Google it appears nowhere else. (Now it will appear here too, so goodbye Googlewhack.) Any ideas?
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Re: Mindshare?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:59 am

robespierre wrote:I have never seen another reference to the Mindshare Bundle anywhere, and according to Google it appears nowhere else. (Now it will appear here too, so goodbye Googlewhack.) Any ideas?

I've not heard of a bundle, but "Mindshare" was the old name of what most people know as the Outbox personal webserver.
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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby kramlq » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:05 am

Seeing as the thread is already resurrected.... if any of the original posters are reading, there is a short paper on the Indigo2 design, but mostly from a thermal/airflow perspective:
http://s3.mentor.com/public_documents/s ... tation.pdf

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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby cinenate35 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:17 am

uunix wrote:If you designed a new SGI MIPS box, how would it look, and what colour would it be?

I think the next logical color is orange. A very refined and carful orange. The shape would have to be very compact and unique.

But we all know if you want to sell tech today its gold, rose gold, silver, and gray. A very dull time for tech.
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Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Unread postby Adrenaline » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:01 am

kramlq wrote:Seeing as the thread is already resurrected.... if any of the original posters are reading, there is a short paper on the Indigo2 design, but mostly from a thermal/airflow perspective:
http://s3.mentor.com/public_documents/s ... tation.pdf


Interesting thanks!

I wonder if the design from the marketing folks drove to ditch the unique Indigo design or the engineers decided it?
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