CPU: 180 MHz R5000
RAM: 320 MiB
Hard Drive: 4.1 GiB and 8.5 GiB SCSI2
OS: IRIX 6.5.11
Nick’s Take: After standing in line for hours to see Jurassic Park with my father I was so excited as a geek to see the scene with the girl hacking into the computers. The 3d Filesystem browser blew away everything I had seen up till this point in life. The O2 to me was the most beautiful system SGI built and really showcases the feel that movie and these machines gave me. I have the fully loaded system complete with the webcam for this box. It is an amazing piece of hardware. I boot Windows 95 on SoftWindows and play with the linear video editors for fun. The biggest thing SGI taught me was how important security is to include from the beginning. It is no wonder the girl in the movie could hack it so easily, SGI was a hot mess of computing security.
Model: Origin 350
CPU: Quad 700 MHz MIPS R16000
RAM: 2Gib RAM
Hard Drive: RAID5 1GiB
OS: IRIX 6.5.11
Nick’s Take: People find out I like old computers and offer them up. I took this one awhile back and haven’t had much time to play. The SO wasn’t going to allow me to take the whole rack, but I did snag a fully loaded node. It is amazing to think how much power this was when purchased for ungodly amounts. I hope to get another and setup a NUMALINK network :)
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- Nick Schmidt lives passionately in the digital world advising and advancing technology everywhere he goes. He has served in the US Air Force, been a self-employed consultant, a senior manager and chief engineer at Boeing, and now co-founding and running Spec Ops Technology. Decorated in his military and professional career you can find his work in the nations networks and across the web.