SGI Prism

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The Silicon Graphics Prism is a series of visualization computer systems developed and manufactured by Silicon Graphics (SGI). Released in April 2005, the Prism's basic system architecture is based on the Altix 3000 servers, but with graphics hardware;[1] the Prism uses the Linux operating system and the OpenGL software library.[2]

Three models of the SGI Prism are Power, Team and Extreme levels.

  • The Power level supports two to eight Itanium 2 processors, up to 96 GB of memory and two to four graphics pipelines.
  • The Team level supports 8 to 16 Itanium 2 processors, up to 192 GB of memory and four to eight graphics pipelines.
  • The Extreme level supports 16 to 256 Itanium 2 processors, up to 3 TB of memory and 4 to 16 graphics pipelines.

The graphics pipelines for the Prism are ATI FireGL cards based on either the R350 or R420 GPUs.

SGI timeline[edit]

SGI PrismSGI AltixSGI Origin 200SGI Indigo² and Challenge MSGI TezroSGI Octane2SGI OctaneSGI Indigo² and Challenge MSGI FuelSGI CrimsonSGI IndigoSGI O2SGI O2SGI IndySGI IRISSGI IRISSGI IRISSGI IRISSGI IRIS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Deskside Silicon Graphics Prism System Offers Double the Memory of IBM and HP Systems". News release. April 26, 2005. Archived from the original on April 27, 2005. Retrieved August 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Silicon Graphics Prism Deskside" (PDF). Data sheet. April 20, 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 28, 2005. Retrieved August 3, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)