SGI Octane

The Octane is a workstation that has been built and marketed by SGI in the years 1997-2000. The workstation had its focus in the graphics processing and the CAD processing. It is a 2 -WAY SMP-capable architecture whose CPU is based on the MIPS R10000 processor.

The built- processors

Overview of available processors for the Octane.

When upgrading from one to two CPUs is important to remember that this the entire CPU board must be replaced.

Main memory

The Octane supports 256 MB to 8 GB of memory. The main memory consists of proprietary 200 -pin DIMM modules. The first versions of the workstation ( motherboard 030-0887-003 ) supports a maximum of 2 GB of RAM.