quote [ Nearly 30 years after Silicon Graphics ruled the high-performance computing roost, its supercomputers have found themselves a new home with a small community full of enthusiasts—some of whom weren’t even alive during the company’s heyday. ]
SGI's $250,000 Graphics Supercomputer from 1993 - Silicon Graphics Onyx RealityEngine²
Thumb is the Indy
, SGI's attempt at breaking into the low-end workstation market (starting price $4995 in 1993).
Earlier this year I bought an O2
workstation (their second and last low-end model), which as the article notes is the ideal starter SGI (you can use regular PS/2 keyboards/mice and normal VGA monitors, as long as they're sync-on-green tolerant or you don't mind everything tinted green.)