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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby foetz » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:16 am

hehe yeah that red corner is a hot candidate

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:08 pm

aaaand while we're watching in 1080p (my god you can actually read the screens!) we got a big clue on what those stacked white boxes are.

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They are all a product either made or OEM'd by PLI. Yes, the people who made peripherals for macs and an external 2.88mb floppy drive for NeXT machines.
It's not a hard drive that I can immediately tell. Compared to their other 5.25" SCSI boxes these ones are a lot bigger. What's with the three LED's and massive enclosure? You can't read the fine print in the blue triangle (which is the full product name) because of the Depth of Field putting it out of focus.

I'll take an educated guess and say it looks something like "Video(capital letter)?????? SCSI"

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God knows. I'll go ask 68KMLA as they know a bit more about Mac products.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby nongrato » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:44 pm

"Shpere" (1998) Do they really run Irix there?
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby gocram » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:54 am

nongrato wrote:"Shpere" (1998) Do they really run Irix there?
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I think something went wrong while uploading, or the attachment was lost, but I either way can't see the image (and now I've become curious).
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby BetXen » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:14 pm

Just seen on TV yesterday... The Peacemaker (1997), with Nicole Kidman and George Clooney.
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Indy, monitor and 4dwm

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Definitely Irix...

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Second monitor on the lower right, with the reduced applications icons.

There are other scenes as well, but I didn't want to pause the movie all the time. In particular one can see an other Indy with an Indycam in the hangar from which they give the assault to the truck transporting the nuclear heads.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Thu May 05, 2016 8:01 pm

I couldn't help but notice that on the intro to the TV series Silicon Valley you can briefly see SGI's campus, giant purple SGI logo and all, which is then turned into Google's campus.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby Pontus » Thu May 05, 2016 9:56 pm

I did notice that (or someone pointed it out) it's a fun/depressing detail. Although, isn't CHM in SGI's old headquarters?
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Fri May 06, 2016 11:30 am

One of.
SGI had an absolutely massive campus by the end.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby seclorum » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:29 am

I used to love driving by that campus and thinking that it was just a bunch of giant SGI machines glommed together ..

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Unread postby Dodoid » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:55 pm

Frapazoid wrote:Err... Did SGI make laptops? I've never heard of this.


No, they are fakes made for the movies. The only real SGI laptops were an uncommon ruggedized modified Indy made by a third party and a one-off O2 laptop with a weird keyboard made by some SGI engineers in their spare time.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby spiroyster » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:14 am

seclorum wrote:I used to love driving by that campus and thinking that it was just a bunch of giant SGI machines glommed together ..

Me too, I obtained an sgi 320 in 2001, and then, for other reasons was lucky enough to have go to 1600 Amp Pkwy in 2002 (when it was still sgi). Upon seeing the building there, I thought it looked just like the Visual Workstation line, same shade of blue on those towers and the same curves...

When was that building constructed? Didn't sgi have their headquarters across the road (what is now the computer museum?)

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby jeffwa » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:47 am

SGI's headquarters was originally in the N. Shoreline location that is now the Computer History Museum, then they moved to the "Advanced Technology Campus (aka ATC)" which was off Amphitheater Parkway on Stierlin Ct. I might have this backwards, I don't remember if ATC came first or second..but I never remember seeing the Shoreline location on any maps, nor have I ever seen a building number whereas ATC definitely was on maps and was B11 and B12 for sure, and possibly others. Then, they built Building 40, 41, 42 and 43 which are now the Googleplex. Finally, they built the campus off Crittenden Lane (Building 30, 31, 32 and 33) . Or maybe I have those backwards too...I know the Crittenden campus was the last location they occupied before moving to Sunnyvale (at least one of the buildings), but the numbers would seem to indicate that this location was older than the Googleplex. Can anyone shed light on the this?

Occupation wise I'm not sure which buildings they were in simultaneously, or when they moved from one to the other.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby foetz » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:09 am



a german flick from 1997. shows a guy using alias.
alias was also used for certain parts of the movie so that's a double :-)
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby nongrato » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:02 pm

"The Relic" (1997)

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Unread postby Geoman » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:31 am

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