As the most affordable platform for RealityEngine2 graphics, the Reality Station graphics workstation is a breakthrough for the small organization or individual user. Reality Station is perfect for those seeking the ultimate in graphics, but who don't need a multiprocessor environment. It provides the performance of RealityEngine2 graphics in a single-CPU version of the Onyx architecture. Scientists, engineers, and creative professionals now have the graphics they've always wanted at a price they can afford.
The combination of high quality, high-speed graphics, and a low-cost platform makes Reality Station ideal for designing and manipulating 3D CAD models, industrial design, reviewing output from computational analysis, film and video postproduction, and monitoring training exercises. When teamed with Silicon Graphics' high-performance supercomputer and network servers, Reality Station becomes an advanced visualization station.
Fastest Graphics on the Planet
RealityEngine2 architecture combines the industry's fastest polygon, pixel, and vector generation with unique image processing, display, and video capabilities. The RealityEngine2 scalable and expandable graphics architecture has 1.2 gigaflops of floating-point processing power dedicated solely to accelerating geometric and image processing functions. Advanced texturing and anti-aliasing features deliver unprecedented performance and realism for complex 3D visualization.
Reality Station has the most advanced real-time 3D graphics feature set available, including:
Reality Station combines the power of a 200MHz, 1MB cache, 64-bit RISC microprocessor with advanced RealityEngine2 graphics to provide leading-edge capabilities in a general-purpose deskside workstation. Reality Station supports up to 2GB of main memory, 30.1 GB of internal disk storage, and 3 VME slots.
Reality Station enables several video options such as Sirius Video, the digital video option board which provides premier broadcast-quality composite video output, real-time digital video processing, image alterations, and full-performance video capture and manipulation for scientific and research applications.
Reality Station Processor Data Type MIPS R4400 200MHz Quantity 1 Primary Cache 16KB instruction, 16KB data Additional Cache 1MB per processor SPECint92 TBD SPECfp92 TBD PeakMFLOPS 100 DP MFLOPS, Linpack (1Kx1K) TBD Memory 64MB to 2GB 1- or 2-way interleaving, ECC protected Graphics RealityEngine2 Operating System IRIX 5
RealityEngine2 Anti-aliased vectors/sec 2.0M Triangle Meshes/sec 1.5M T-Mesh Gouraud, Z, lit 1.0M T-Mesh Textured 988K Quad Strips, Gouraud, Z 530K Pixel Fill, smooth, Z 90-360M Pixel Fill, textured, aa 55-230M 24-bit Z yes 32-bit Z yes Color 48-bit RGBA Color Planes 192 Overlay/Underlay planes 8 Max bits/pixel 256-1024 Texture Memory 4 or 16MB Frame Buffer Size 40 to 160MB Display VGA to HDTV 32-bit Pixel Read/Write 28.3M / 29.1M
Bandwidth 1.2GB/sec, parity protected Size 256-bit wide data path 40-bit wide physical address path
High-Speed I/O Subsystem
Bus Type SGI HIO bus Bandwidth 320MB/sec per HIO bus No. of Buses 1
Industry-Standard I/O Subsystem
Bus Type VME64 bus Bandwidth 50MB/sec per VME64 bus No. of Buses 1 No. of Slots 3
Interfaces Up to 8 SCSI-2 channels Protocols SCSI-2, Fast/Wide, single-ended or differential Max. Bandwidth 20MB/sec per channel Device Capacity 2GB or 4.3GB, formatted
SCSI Devices CD-ROM, DAT, 8mm tape drive, 1/4" cartridge tape
Integrated Serial I/O 3 serial ports, Ethernet, SCSI-2 Integrated Parallel I/O 1 parallel port VME Controllers Ethernet, FDDI SGI HIO Controllers FDDI, HiPPI, SCSI-2, ATM, Audio/Serial Option
Chassis Dimensions & Weights
Dimensions Height: 25.2" Width: 20.5" Depth: 32" Net Weight 160lbs (72.6kg)
Temperature -20 to +60 C Humidity 10% to 95% non-condensing Altitude 40,000 MSL
Temperature +5 to +35 C Humidity 10% to 80% non-condensing Altitude 10,000 MSL Noise 65dBA
Electrical & Power
Voltage 110-230VAC 1 Phase Frequency 50/60Hz Heat Dissipation 9,226 BTU/hr, max Electrical Service and Type 120VAC @ 20A (1 Phase) Type NEMA L5-20R 208VAC @ 20A (1 Phase) Type NEMA L6-20R 230VAC @ 16A (1 Phase) Type dependent on country
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South Pacific (61) 2-879.95.00
Latin America 1(415) 390.46.37
Canada 1(416) 625-4747
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Copyright 1994 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice. Silicon Graphics and the Silicon Graphics logo are registered trademarks, and Onyx, Reality Station, RealityEngine2, Sirius Video, and IRIX are trademarks, of Silicon Graphics, Inc. MIPS is a registered trademark, and R4400 is a trademark, of MIPS Technology, Inc. VME is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. All other products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Cover image: car image courtesy of Alias Research, AutoStudio; plane image courtesy of Paradigm Simulations; analog and crash analysis calculations courtesy of Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), LS-Dyna3d, and Visualization courtesy of Altair Engineering, HyperMesh.