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Unread postby warerat » Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:51 am

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?...


I've got an official SGI Price Book from February 1998. An Octane with a R10K-250, 128MB RAM, 4GB disk, MXE graphics, and a 20" monitor had a list price of $47,995! Double the memory and add dual-CPUs and the price went up to $61,495!

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Unread postby gandalf » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:54 am

I want MIPS ... I realldy do hope they don't trop it...

I still don't understand why taking a box and saying it runs "linux os" (oh, how do I hate this marketing term) is a benefit or advantage...

let's stop ranting. We shall code! :)

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Unread postby themacosxflies » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:17 am

BTW, which display is going to drive 10M of pixels?, somethink like the IBM IntelliStation T221

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and the Viewsonic VP2290 maybe?

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BTW, are both the same display?
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Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:33 am

warerat wrote:I've got an official SGI Price Book from February 1998. An Octane with a R10K-250, 128MB RAM, 4GB disk, MXE graphics, and a 20" monitor had a list price of $47,995! Double the memory and add dual-CPUs and the price went up to $61,495!


I've got an R10K MaxImpact Indigo2 with TRAM option and 512M RAM. I wonder what that cost when it was new, I'm sure it was not exactly for free.

And I'm pretty sure the G160 board I put in it cost more than my last diving holidays :shock:

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Unread postby Intel-OUTSIDE » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:28 am

jan-jaap wrote:
warerat wrote:I've got an official SGI Price Book from February 1998. An Octane with a R10K-250, 128MB RAM, 4GB disk, MXE graphics, and a 20" monitor had a list price of $47,995! Double the memory and add dual-CPUs and the price went up to $61,495!


I've got an R10K MaxImpact Indigo2 with TRAM option and 512M RAM. I wonder what that cost when it was new, I'm sure it was not exactly for free.

And I'm pretty sure the G160 board I put in it cost more than my last diving holidays :shock:


i'm sure your right, the golden rule seems to be not to think about what you paid for stuff :(

my idigo's are almost the same,

both r1000-195, 1gig ram,high-impact w/4meg tram.
one has g160 that cost me $80 on ebay :( :( :( and a "channel option" card
the other has an FDDI card and a impact-video card (analog one)

seeing what all this goes for now can almost bring tears to your eyes :(

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Unread postby Brombear » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:32 pm

themacosxflies wrote:BTW, which display is going to drive 10M of pixels?, somethink like the IBM IntelliStation T221

and the Viewsonic VP2290 maybe?

BTW, are both the same display?


I had the possibility to test a viewsonic for a few minutes. Really high dpi rate, but the resolution was kind of interlaced, you wouldn't want to write something in an editor or spreadsheet. But for graphics it was kind of nice. Who needs expensive transistors on the graphics card for antialiasing ... if your eyes can do it much better and cheaper :twisted:

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Unread postby zizban » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:04 pm

My Indigo2 is hands down the best SGI machine I'd ever used (Thank you GamerKarl!). I hope SGI doesn't drop the MIPS machines. Irix rocks.

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Unread postby clavileno » Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:03 pm

I just missed a 4xR10K 195 Onyx on eBay UK last week for 500.00 (ukp) - I could have had it, I just didn't have the space for it. That beast had the Sirius video option, 2Gb RAM, etc. What was the price of one of those in the pricing book...? link here[/url]

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Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:16 am

clavileno wrote:I just missed a 4xR10K 195 Onyx on eBay UK last week for 500.00 (ukp)


I saw that one. I would have bought it if I had the space for it. But all my stuff is in the attic, and the largest I can fit through the staircase is a deskside... For my next house I want something with a basement under the whole house, and a loading dock to unload a truck :D :D

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Unread postby Dubhthach » Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:27 am

jan-jaap wrote:
clavileno wrote:I just missed a 4xR10K 195 Onyx on eBay UK last week for 500.00 (ukp)


I saw that one. I would have bought it if I had the space for it. But all my stuff is in the attic, and the largest I can fit through the staircase is a deskside... For my next house I want something with a basement under the whole house, and a loading dock to unload a truck :D :D


A freight elevator would help as well :wink: :D
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