[vcf-midatlantic] Original Macintosh Architecture Questions

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 21:19:10 UTC 2021


Woah there. There is no such thing as a bad SGI. Every one of them at least ran IRIX, no matter the systems-level design (or lack thereof).

Also, the octane was not purple. And many wanted a purple computer. Or at least found out they did.

-andy

> On Jun 23, 2021, at 5:04 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> On 6/23/21 4:55 PM, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> The Atari ST was similar CPU, no idea why it could achieve faster
>> performance. Early Macs sure are pretty sluggish though.
> 
>  It's pretty easy to hamstring a fast processor with poor systems-level
> design.  Look at the SGI Indigo2 R10K systems, for example.  An Octane
> with the same CPU at the same clock speed runs rings around it.
> 
>            -Dave
> 
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> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA



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