|We are offering this SGI Silicon Graphics SiliconGraphics Indigo 2 IMPACT Workstation.
Here is some information on the Indigo2 workstation from SGI
Indigo2 delivers breakthrough capabilities that are changing the
world's view of desktop computing. Combined with powerful new
applications, Indigo2 lets you conceptualize, innovate, and create in
new and powerful ways.
The Indigo2 IMPACT workstation, the newest member of the Indigo2
family, manipulates 3D models and pixel-based data at unprecedented
performance levels, supporting tasks ranging from digital mock-up to
volume rendering on the desktop. These capabilities deliver exponential
productivity gains in key industries including manufacturing,
entertainment, visual simulation, chemistry, oil and gas, geographic
information systems (GIS), medical imaging, and prepress.
Indigo2 provides the fastest system throughput on the desktop,
balancing the leading CPU and graphics architectures for your intensive
computing needs. All Indigo2 workstations are multimedia-ready, with
high-quality integrated audio and a complete range of video and
compression capabilities. Your team can efficiently work together using
the Mindshare collaborative environment, a set of tools that gives you
easy and intuitive ways to express and share ideas. You can even create
compelling 3D worlds for the World Wide Web using WebFORCE Indigo2
True 64-bit architecture
On-chip TLB for fast virtual-to-physical address translation
8-stage superpipeline architecture
Large integrated caches
POST PRODUCTION USE!!!
In the past decade, the evolution of the language of film and video and
the associated customer requirements has been astonishing. Imagery once
composed of only a few layers, with transitions based on simple cuts
and dissolves, has now evolved to a new standard. This new standard
includes sophisticated scenes composed of multiple layers, 2D and 3D
animation, special effects, and live action elements.
To meet today's requirements, film and video professionals have been
forced to choose between workstations offering application flexibility
and 3D animation power, and dedicated function "black boxes" offering
applications-specific performance. It has not been possible to create
these sophisticated special effects within realistic production
scheduls and budgets, except with very high-end graphics workstations.
The ability to create has been constrained by the limited access to
expensive tools as well as the technical limits of affordable tools.
This era in post-production is now over. The Indigo2 IMPACT workstation
from Silicon Graphics combines open-system creative freedom,
breakthrough image processing, 3D performance, and high-end production
speed to redefine the price/performance standard for the
Indigo2 IMPACT brings unprecedented creative freedom to
post-production. With dedicated Geometry Engine processors and powerful
imaging ASICs, Indigo2 IMPACT delivers the power you need to accomplish
what you've only dreamed of - right on your desktop. The system is
incredibly fast in all areas of post-production - film and video
compositing, non-linear editing, digital image processing, and, of
course, texture-mapped 3D animations.
You can create and choreograph complex 3D models in real time, thanks
to dramatic improvements in 3D performance from Indigo2 IMPACT. New
features such as hardware texture mapping and accelerated image
processing let you wrap realistic textures onto your 3D geometry to
give it the look you want and allow you to animate in real time at
In the past, most paint, compositing, and 2D animation applications
have relied on dedicated devices to attain on-line production speeds.
With dedicated hardware for video processing, Indigo2 IMPACT lets your
perform keys, warps, blurs, color correction, even image processing and
digital effects, at speeds that will amaze you and your clients. This
dramatic boost in video processing performance not only assures instant
feedback, but gives you the ability to retouch and composite at your
own pace - not the system's.
Uncompressed 10-bit quality in real time is now possible with Indigo2
IMPACT Video, our completely digital video I/O card. It lets you
capture 8- or 10-bit-per-component SMPTE-259M (D1) video into main
system memory in real time. With a fully configured system, that's up
to 15 seconds of video (YUV 4:2:2 8-bit-per-component). There's no more
waiting for frames that you want to manipulate or add to your effects.
Indigo2 IMPACT Video even lets you perform highly accurate color space
conversion in real time. Witha separate real-time path to and from
graphics, you have a range of capabilities at your fingertips - preview
in real time at the highest quality, use real-time graphics with
key/alpha out for character generation, or apply video as a texture to
create low-cost, real-time 3D digital video effects.
In addition to painting, compositing, and creating 3D animations faster
than any other desktop system, Indigo2 IMPACT and the Indigo2 IMPACT
Compression option card let you edit your work at the quality you want.
Whether you are making rough cuts for film, previewing a rendered
sequence, or creating a finished piece, this card - whcih supports
variable compressions ratios down to 2:1 - and the appropriate
application give you the power to put it all together.
Because Indigo2 IMPACT is binary compatible with all other Silicon
Graphics systems, you can leverage your software investment across the
entire platform. Indigo2 IMPACT si also built upon an open architecture
and integrates into any environment. Not only does this protect your
investment, but it opens the door to new opportunities, such as content
creation for interactive CDs and the World Wide Web.
The flagship of desktop systems, Indigo2 IMPACT, along with a new
generation of powerful media applications, ushers in a new era of
creative freedom. With this combination of power, flexibility, and
innovative empowering applications, post-production professionals can
continue to break new ground in visual effects.
tested this computer SGI Workstation by plugging in the included power
cord and connecting a SUN Monitor with a matching video connector
(monitor not included) and turning the computer on. The monitor we had
did not support the refresh rate of the video card installed so we were
unable to see the picture to determine what version of IRIX was
installed. We had another workstation identical to this in the same
lot of equipment and it had IRIX 6.5 installed. We were unable to test
this workstation beyond that and have no further information beyond
what is written in this item description. Item is in good physical
condition (SEE PICTURES ABOVE!!!!)