RE: SGI NT workstations

From: razdan (
Date: Sun Mar 14 1999 - 03:26:24 EET

I ordered two 350's a few weeks ago. I was also promised delivery in time
for my new lab opening. I had to twist arms to get a demo station delivered
since SGI could not deliver the systems in time - I am still waiting for the
two systems. I was assured that the production and shipping was being done
by a "big" company who does it for Dell also and that they were confident of
shipping their systems with 4-5 day turn around. HUH

However I do hava the demo station and it does lightening speed graphics.
Basic comparison - it shades and textures twice as fast as my new 450 PII
(dual processor) with FireGLpro 1000 graphics card.

Dr. Anshuman Razdan
Technical Director PRISM
MC 5106 Arizona State University
Tempe AZ 85287-5106
Phone: (602) 965 5368
Fax: (602) 965 2910

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> Sent: Saturday, March 13, 1999 5:30 PM
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> Subject: SGI NT workstations
> A couple months ago someone inquired on the RP-ML about the new SGI-NT
> workstations. If anyone had seen them and if they were any
> good. I replied and
> said we had just ordered 6 320 workstations and I was very
> impressed with
> what I had seen at the product release seminar. I stated in
> my posting that as
> soon as I get the workstations in I would let everyone know
> if they are
> worthwhile. Its been 9 weeks now and we still havn't recieved
> our computers.
> They are telling us we may get them in April sometime (no
> promises). What gets
> me is they are now offering Pentium III systems for less than
> we are paying
> for the Pentium II systems we have on order. With deliveries
> of less that 4
> weeks. My company is not new to SGI we have dozens of SGI
> computers in house,
> most of which cost more than $25K. I DO NOT recommend anyone
> to follow the
> same path I did. I hope I didn't convince anyone one way or another to
> purchase one of these workstations based on my earlier
> posting. If I did I
> apologize.
> Bob Morton
> Fusion Engineering
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