RIP Philo

SGI Altix 4700 teardown

The engineering on this is phenomenal - 20-layer boards with gold plating.
Permalink xampl9 
September 7th, 2018 7:22pm
Thanks xampl9 that was great, I have now subscribed to his channel.
Permalink Happy Duck 
September 7th, 2018 10:33pm
You might like this one:

For the price and speed of delivery for prototype boards.
Permalink Happy Duck 
September 7th, 2018 10:38pm
The Australian dude does some pretty interesting stuff, but honestly, his voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
Permalink xampl9 
September 8th, 2018 2:31pm
It is incredibly well made computer! All design and materials were top notch.
Permalink DrPepper 
September 8th, 2018 3:22pm
SGI holds a special place in my heart. I recall going to a local computer fair when I was a preteen. The guy supervising the SGI booth did not see any objection to let me explore one of their workstations without restriction for almost an hour.

For someone who has only access to 8-bit home computers at that time, it was like experimenting with alien technology.

The "encounter" sparked my interest in 3D rendering and geometry. I bought a few books about the topic and started writing small BASIC programs trying to draw static wireframes on the very limited hardware I had.
Permalink Random Lurker 
September 10th, 2018 11:37am
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September 14th, 2018 1:33pm

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