Silicon Graphics Octane
My second SGI. Before I got the Indigo2, I was hoping that some day
a used Indigo would come along. Before I got this one, I hope hoping that
maybe I could find a good used O2. So, even with the expected dearth of
SGI hardware on the used market, I've been reasonably fortunate. The case
is fairly scratched and banged up, just like my Indigo2 (really,
how does that happen to a machine like this?) but inside there is a
225MHz R10000, 640MB of RAM, a 4GB hard disk, and the ESI graphics board.
I've currently got IRIX 6.5 on it, which
I installed from my Linux server over a network, after seeing that the
machine doesn't come with a CD-ROM drive. (It doesn't even have an internal
5.25" bay, which seems a gross oversight considering the era in which these
were made, and the fact that all O2s seem to have CD-ROM drives built in.)
Links of interest:
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
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