[vcf-midatlantic] Original Macintosh Architecture Questions
telmnstr at 757.org
Fri Jun 25 16:01:32 UTC 2021
Early in my career I worked at a supercomputing facility. Almost all of
our SGI machines were headless.
It's so big... and purple.
> 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 McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA
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