SGI delivers higher 'octane'
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Jul 03, 2000
Last week, Silicon Graphics Inc. unveiled its Octane2 visual workstation,
which offers up to three times the price performance of its predecessors.
The new system is the first computer to include the company's VPro
graphics architecture, which delivers more visualization power than any
other Unix desktop, said Tim Gordon, Octane2 product manager. VPro has 128M
of graphics memory capacity and OpenGL on a chip for volume rendering and
imaging extensions, making it especially useful for defense and satellite
The Octane2 V6 with 32M of graphics memory, a 400 MHz CPU and 256M of
system memory starts at $19,995 and offers three times the price performance
of the previous version, Gordon said. The Octane2 V8 has 128M of graphics
memory with identical features, offering double the performance at a price
of $24,995, which is 40 percent less than the previous model.