Silicon Graphics - SGI

Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) was a computing manufacturer that produced high-performance computer hardware and software from 1981 through 2009. SGI’s collaboration with game studio Rare and their work on Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park cements them within the 1990’s computing zeitgeist. 

Dr. James H. Clark left his position as an electrical engineering associate professor at Stanford University to found SGI in 1982 along with a group of seven graduate students and research staff from Stanford: Kurt Akeley, David J. Brown, Tom Davis, Rocky Rhodes, Marc Hannah, Herb Kuta, and Mark Grossman; Abbey Silverstone - a former manufacturing executive at Xerox; and a few others. The Mayfield Fund venture capital group supplied the initial funding.

SGI machines were known for their processing power, yet their workstations were not produced for the personal consumer market. The primary barrier to entry was their exorbitant price tag. Yet, even if one could afford to purchase a SGI workstation IRIX, the proprietary Unix-based operating system was optimized for 3D visualization and high performance computing environments.  This meant that SGI systems often lacked of support for popular software of the time, including video games.  

Computers

SGI Indigo 2 xZ

SGI Indigo 2 xZ
Unknown
These SGI Indigo 2 xZ is based on the same "Express Graphics" architecture from the original SGI Indigo 2, but feature improved performance.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Indigo 2

SGI Indigo 2
Unknown
Released in January 1993, the Indigo 2, codenamed "Fullhouse", was the successor to SGI's Indigo workstation.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Indigo 2 Impact

SGI Indigo 2 Impact
Unknown
Released in January 1993, the Indigo 2, codenamed "Fullhouse", was the successor to SGI's Indigo workstation.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Indy

SGI Indy
12th July 1993
For a time, SGI was an industry leader in graphical design and computer-aided design (CAD) workstations, but this performance came at a very high cost.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Origin 2000

SGI Origin 2000
1996
The SGI Origin 2000, code named Lego, is a family of mid-range and high-end servers developed and manufactured by SGI and introduced in 1996 to succeed the SGI Challenge and POWER Challenge.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Origin 200

SGI Origin 200
1996
The Origin 200 (codename "Speedo") is the entry level server of the Origin line.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI O2

SGI O2
1996
The SGI O2 is an entry-level Unix workstation introduced in 1996 by Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Challenge 10000

SGI Challenge 10000
1996
The SGI Challenge, code named Eveready (deskside models) and Terminator (rackmount models), is a series of multiprocessor server computers developed and manufactured by Silicon Graphics in the early t...

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Octane

SGI Octane
1997
The SGI Octane is an IRIX workstations marketed by SGI.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI 540 Visual Workstation

SGI 540 Visual Workstation
2000
The SGI 540 was a configuration of SGI's Visual Workstation range.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI 320 Visual Workstation

SGI 320 Visual Workstation
1st January 2000
The Silicon Graphics 320 visual workstation is a dual-processor system with a 1GB memory cap.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Indigo

SGI Indigo
1st January 2000
The Silicon Graphics IRIS Indigo is a UNIX workstation, used principly for 3D graphics, manufactured between 1991 and 1994.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Octane 2

SGI Octane 2
2003
From the marketing material :The Silicon Graphics Octane 2 visual workstation combines the ground-breaking VPro™ 3D graphics system, the industry-leading crossbar architecture, and the latest hi...

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer

SGI Origin 350

SGI Origin 350
April 2003
Our SGI Origin 350 system is complete with 8 MPX units and the Infinite Reality graphics expansion module.

Manufacturer : SGI
Type : Computer


 

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