[vcf-midatlantic] Original Macintosh Architecture Questions

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 21:29:12 UTC 2021


To me the Octane's color is too blue to be "purple", the SGI Indigo10000 on
the other hand is purple on the indigo palette:
https://www.vintagecomputer.net/SGI/Indigo2_10000/

https://www.color-hex.com/color-palette/2792
So.

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 5:19 PM Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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
> >
> > --
> > Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> > New Kensington, PA
>
>


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