SGI's $250,000 Graphics Supercomputer from 1993 - Silicon Graphics Onyx RealityEngine²

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Shared August 20, 2018

An in-depth look at my Silicon Graphics Onyx RealityEngine², a $250,000 graphics supercomputer from 1993. Includes some history and background regarding the Onyx, a physical overview of the machine, a teardown and look at the hardware, and some games and demos.

0:00 - 2:01 Musical Introduction Segment
2:02 - 3:10 Spoken Introduction
3:11 - 5:16 Onyx Background Information
5:17 - 11:11 Physical Overview
11:12 - 17:13 Teardown and Hardware
17:14 - 19:27 Software, Demos, and Games
19:28 - 21:38 Spoken Outro
21:39 - 21:52 Standard Dodoid Outro

That RealityEngine paper:

Intro Song: AdhesiveWombat - Distortotron

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