[vcf-midatlantic] Original Macintosh Architecture Questions

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 16:05:37 UTC 2021


There is a really nice SGI server rack or three there.  LSSM is more about
the servers than the workstations.

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 11:51 AM Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

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


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