[vcf-midatlantic] Original Macintosh Architecture Questions

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 17:16:53 UTC 2021

OK- while SGI is usually associated with the desktop gfx visualization space they did quite a lot in the cluster and super computing space...

The Power Challenge and Origin systems were all designed to be supercomputing clusters.

The MIPS R8000 was a fascinating dead-end in chip development:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R8000 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R8000>

I look forward to visiting and seeing what you have out there.


> On Jun 24, 2021, at 12:45 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On 6/24/21 11:51 AM, Andrew Diller 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.
>  There's almost no SGI hardware on exhibit right now, though we'll be
> putting together an Onyx2 system as a visualization workstation for the
> newly-restored Cray J90.
>  In storage, the museum has an Origin 2400 and an Origin 3000, both
> single rack configs.  They had been on exhibit for a few years, but were
> rotated out.
>  My personal collection includes a whole slew of other SGI machines,
> including a numbered Crimson Jurassic Classic.  Some of those will be
> moved to the under-construction "workstations and small workgroup
> servers" exhibit floor.  That's been perpetually under construction for
> years due to an unending lack of help, but we'll eventually get it done.
>            -Dave
> -- 
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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