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Unread postby squeen » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:19 am

skywriter wrote:i like the cabinet style...

:D :lol:

me too (damn!)

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Unread postby hamei » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:52 am

squeen wrote:
skywriter wrote:i like the cabinet style...

:D :lol:

me too (damn!)


the nice part about it is that when people start wanting to do case conversions for their peecees, it'll already be done !
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Prism -the end of IRIX/MIPS line at SGI ...:(((

Unread postby nicte » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:24 pm

:?

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Unread postby squeen » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:25 pm

SGI still talks about a five year IRIX commitment.

Also the 1GHZ R16K is due out "soon".

After that.....?

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Unread postby skywriter » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:53 pm

hamei wrote:
squeen wrote:
skywriter wrote:i like the cabinet style...

:D :lol:

me too (damn!)


the nice part about it is that when peopel start wanting to do case conversions for their peecees, it'll already be done !


bwahahahahahahaa *cough* hahaha.a.... *choke* hahahehehehe .... hehe.. phew... damn that was funny :) so much so, i will enable smiles in this post!

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Unread postby skywriter » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:55 pm

squeen wrote:SGI still talks about a five year IRIX commitment.


is that like they just EOL'd the crimson, 4 years after y2k busted it? and support in the kernel was dropped in 6.5? now THATS commitment!

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Unread postby artherd » Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:06 pm

Damn, the case is the best thing to come out of SGI's product design wise since the Onyx2.

It's a pitty it's a pile of shit.
My first Indy is still my favourite SGI.
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Unread postby zafunk » Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:56 pm

No need to spend $30K on a new Prism... make your own!

1) Steal your moms box cheese grater.

2) Run to the hardware store and buy some purple spray paint.

3) Pop the cube logo off that old R5K O2 that's sitting idle under your desk (you know, the one you're resting your feet on while reading this).

4) Paint 'er up and slap in a mini ATX motherboard (or yank the one out of your unsuccessful O2 mod).

5) Bam! Instant high performance computing a la SGI.

Differentiated architecture delivers unrivaled performance and grate-ability. All for less than $500-.

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Unread postby hamei » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:08 pm

zafunk wrote:Differentiated architecture delivers unrivaled performance and grate-ability. All for less than $500-.


Hey ! No fair ! You've been taking classes in SGI Corpspeak !

Does it bother anyone else that there's like no content in any of these promo blurbs ? It's all just hot air about reducing roi or enabling magisterial variants of the fantacious grubelicant system to bring a new era to pontacious erudiment-sourcing fantalicants ?

I mean, nothing whatsoever about what's really under the hood.

Oh, Linux and ATi ... no wonder.

btw, do you think they're even aware that people who spent $7,000 to $50,000 less than a couple years ago to buy SGI desktops can't even watch their god-damned Flash presentations ?

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Unread postby colin » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:15 pm

zafunk wrote:No need to spend $30K on a new Prism... make your own!

You're not too far off... a vizsim VAR has been demoing a 2 projector active stereo setup driven by a new PC. Single motherboard, dual processors, dual Quadro? PCI-E x16 graphics cards. The demo screen was small, but bright and impressive. I think the resolution was 2300 or 2400 pixels wide by 1024 tall (2x 1280x1024, minus some for edge blending).

I've been told such PCs will become very cheap within the next few months and that dual/quad CPU with 3 PCI-E x16 slots will follow eventually. The latter is what is exciting many people, they'll finally get to drive a 3 projector reality center (or 6 projector cave via 3 dual channel cards) from a single cheap PC. Need to develop software for such an environment? Buy another such PC, several $400 LCD monitors, and a shelf to stick in your cube.

Funniest thing about the demo? The Windows implementation worked far better than Linux.

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Unread postby zafunk » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:41 pm

hamei wrote:btw, do you think they're even aware that people who spent $7,000 to $50,000 less than a couple years ago to buy SGI desktops can't even watch their god-damned Flash presentations ?


Shhhh! Don't tell anyone. It's part of their marketing "strategy".

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Unread postby Intel-OUTSIDE » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:37 pm

most of this is not important to me, most of us on this forum are private collectors.

these things are simply out of reach without robbing a bank (or several?).

i have 2 maxed indigo2's, and once i get my octane nice that's it with sgi for a year or 2.
octane2 is too expensive for me at the moment.
i will be aiming for a nice ultrasparc next.

then after that the octane2 will be on my hitlist - after that only ebay knows :D

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Unread postby colin » Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:14 pm

Intel-OUTSIDE wrote:i have 2 maxed indigo2's, and once i get my octane nice that's it with sgi for a year or 2.
octane2 is too expensive for me at the moment.
i will be aiming for a nice ultrasparc next.

You can get an Ultra2 with dual 300 MHz and creator graphics for $150 these days. If you hunt around you should be able to find a new-in-box keyboard and mouse for $30. Probably your best bet for $200 Unix.

Octane, dual 300, with MXI/MXE or V6 is really nice too. Even Mozilla and MPlayer run great on it, which is saying a lot!

Of course I'm still living in 1998, where Octane was king, NT was still unstable, Pentiums were slow, Apples were beige, and new BMWs still looked cool.

Now where'd I put that CueCat?...

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Unread postby Intel-OUTSIDE » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:45 pm

colin wrote:
Intel-OUTSIDE wrote:i have 2 maxed indigo2's, and once i get my octane nice that's it with sgi for a year or 2.
octane2 is too expensive for me at the moment.
i will be aiming for a nice ultrasparc next.

You can get an Ultra2 with dual 300 MHz and creator graphics for $150 these days. If you hunt around you should be able to find a new-in-box keyboard and mouse for $30. Probably your best bet for $200 Unix.

Octane, dual 300, with MXI/MXE or V6 is really nice too. Even Mozilla and MPlayer run great on it, which is saying a lot!

Of course I'm still living in 1998, where Octane was king, NT was still unstable, Pentiums were slow, Apples were beige, and new BMWs still looked cool.

Now where'd I put that CueCat?...


well those prices arent in the u.k. :(

and afaik octanes are king, xp is still unstable, pentiums are slow (compared to amd), apples arent as colourfull as they used to be, and the bmw 850i kicks ass! :D

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If that's a price!

Unread postby kammedo » Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:57 am

Oh man, $30,000 bucks as a start :shock:
If they are going to get Itanium, the price is going to drop anytime soon :roll:


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