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SGI OCTANE2 Workstations

Published: 25 July 2000

ID: G0091267

Analyst(s): Matthew Wilkins


Octane2 is the midrange Unix workstation from SGI. The workstation is based on a cross-bar switch architecture, which when coupled with the high-performance peripheral interface and memory bandwidth provides a product well suited to environments such as digital content creation. Octane2 uses the MIPS R12000A processors and can be configured as either a uni- or dual-processor workstation. Graphics are available in the form of SGI's VPro V6 and V8 accelerators. SGI's 64-bit Unix operating system, IRIX, is available as standard. List pricing for Octane2 starts at US$19,995.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Graphics
    • System Architecture
    • Storage
    • Operating System and Software
    • Service and Support
  • Analysis
    • System Architecture
    • Processor
    • Graphics
    • System Memory and Storage
    • Price
    • Operating System and Software
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
  • Datapro Insight

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