What Can You Do On a $30,000 SGI Octane2 from the 1990s?
In the 1990s, SGI was the go-to vendor for high-end 3D graphics computers, especially for use in scientific visualization, game development, and the burgeoning field of CGI for movies and television.
These systems were ridiculously expensive, putting them way out of reach of anyone but business and industry.
In this RetroBytes video, they acquire an SGI Octane2 machine and have a look inside to see what it was capable of doing. They also provide a thumbnail history of SGI and what happened to the once powerful company.
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