[vcf-midatlantic] Original Macintosh Architecture Questions

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 15:51:27 UTC 2021


Ok, while on that subject, when I come and visit the LSSM, what can one expect in terms of SGI representation? While most SGI's were desktop/workstation class systems there are some large ones.

-andy


> On Jun 23, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> On 6/23/21 5:19 PM, Andrew Diller 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).
> 
>  Oh nono, don't get me wrong, I love any and all SGI hardware.  I ran
> an Indigo2 R10K MaxImpact as my primary desktop for many years and
> adored it.
> 
>  But an Octane with the same CPU at the same clock rate does, in fact,
> trounce it in terms of available CPU performance.
> 
>> Also, the octane was not purple. And many wanted a purple computer. Or at least found out they did.
> 
>  Too true. ;)
> 
>           -Dave
> 
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> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA



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