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Nigel Thompson
SMOKE LINUX on NEW SGI BOX
on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:40:42 pm

hey guys !

What do you think about the new Octane 3 from SGI. They seem to be trying to make a come back.

putting linux on their systems and stuff, using intel chips even.
20 processors ina box etc

what do you guys make of it ? Of course im not even gonna ask the price, pretty sure its insane

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Nigel Thompson
Re: SMOKE LINUX on NEW SGI BOX
on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:41:11 pm

oops
here is the link

http://www.sgi.com/products/workstations/octaneIII/

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Alan Okey
Re: SMOKE LINUX on NEW SGI BOX
on Dec 31, 2009 at 3:51:09 pm

SGI was relevant back in the mid 1990s. I have fond memories of SGI systems (I owned several), but the truth is that they're completely irrelevant now, especially after several bankruptcies and changes of ownership/management. The SGI that pioneered computer graphics died a long time ago. SGI's downfall is a classic tale of arrogance, hubris and a profound inability to adapt to a changing market.

Autodesk isn't going to tweak their products to run differently on specialized hardware - that's exactly what they're trying to get away from.


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Nigel Thompson
Re: SMOKE LINUX on NEW SGI BOX
on Dec 31, 2009 at 6:23:45 pm

Yea i have fond memories of them as well, learned flint* on and indigo 2 high impact, wow that was so long ago.

i have not read the specs properly, just skimmed through but the GFX workstation version seems pretty ordinary to me, no tthat im gonna buy 1 im a mac head so....

but as you said their arrogance precedes them or did, which is why they are where they are now. i feared the same for AVID and the same almost happen

smoke 2010 in 2010

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