There is no spoon!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by skimber, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. skimber

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    Sorry if this has been posted before, but it made a sad techie like me laugh...
     

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    HAHA :D
     
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    Excellent :D:D

    Am I sad for knowing what SGI stands for and for having used O2s in the past? :eek: :D
     
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    Hey! Some of my best friends are wombles! Well, back in the 70's they were.
     
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    Only if you do not mind being known as a geek :D (I too know the answers but always tell people I meet I am a 'revolving door salesman' to avoid having to disclose this information ;) )
     
  6. Mr.D

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    I am using this forum on an dual R10K Octane.
    Estimated cost when new about 80K not including software!
    I think these days they go for about 5K on ebay!
     
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    Thought it was CGI?:confused:
     
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    SGI stands for Silicon Graphics Inc. They are a company that manufacture high-performance graphics/multimedia workstations that are used widely within the special effects industry (and elsewhere). They look gorgeous, e.g. here's an O2:
    [​IMG]
    and here's an Octane2:
    [​IMG]

    CGI stands for Computer Generated Imagery which is just an acronym for describing the special effects.

    So, SGI leads to CGI :)
     
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    How much are these SGI boxes?
     
  10. mjn

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    CGI is Computer Generated I.....erm....something or other....
     
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    Varies widely according to the box and spec you go for. As a guide just convert the prices here to GBP and add on VAT (plus a little bit more): http://www.reputable.com/sgilist.html. Resellers' prices are very much negotiable as well.
    Imagery. Look just above Spectre's post ;)
     
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    C'mon skimber what's wrong with wombles, they're just doing their job!
     
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    To be honest they've had their day certainly in the visual effects arena. I've used dual xeon based linux boxes with 2GBram and a terrabyte of fast raid diskpace and its about 6times quicker than my faithful SGI for about 1/2 the price. The Octane and SGI network is very very stable though in comparrison to the linux farm.
     

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