sgifanatic wrote: The most legendary, of course, was the one between Jim Clark's Hyperion Yacht and the numerous SGI workstations that controlled every aspect of its operation. When Jim left SGI and started Netscape, he contracted Royal Huisman to build him a fantabulous, $30M, 155 footer that he wanted to be 100% autonomous. He employed several ex-SGI engineers and used SGI workstations (I believe O2s) to make it all happen. This is well documented and told in delightful style in Michael Lewis' "The New New Thing"
hamei wrote:sgifanatic wrote:
Some of the screenshots of the control system towards the end look vaguely Irixish but I'd bet next week's salary that the O2's are long gone.
sgifanatic wrote:... my personal experience with my 2 O2s hasn't been all that bad. Nor was it particularly miserable when I was in College where one of the CS labs was entirely populated by O2s.
[[C|-|E]] wrote:I really love the pics of the guy surrounded by girls. I would do the same if I won the lottery. In fact, I would try to be even more decadent .
Despite some recent proclamations here, it looks like IRIX isn't completely dead and forgotten yet (that ferry wasn't crossing the River Styx was it?). Thanks for sharing.[[C|-|E]] wrote:Hello!
These past days I went to Spain from London by Ferry and I saw a curious thing.....I found that the computers running the navigation system were still Silicon Graphics .
hamei wrote:because he had no faith in the wonders of Linux-style automation dependent upon the most notoriously unreliable computer SGI ever sold.
mattst88 wrote:You are a troll among trolls. I tip my cap to you!
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