Seeking any SGI 4D "Twin Towers" system as well as early IRIS 68K hardware

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Mon May 16 04:26:25 CDT 2016

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 03:01:19AM -0500, Microtech Dart wrote:
> Ian, could you reply with a link to what you refer to as IRIS 68k hardware?

I think this is unfortunately just a name clash. SGI's first generations 
of machines was called "IRIS" and ran an operating system called 
"GL2-WX.Y" where X.Y is a version number. GL-W2 is a System III unix 
port. The graphics subsystem was called "IRIS Graphics"

Start reading here for mor info:

> This catches my attention, and I just want to make certain that this isn't
> related to what I've been working on.

I'm quite certain it isn't. But I'd be happy to be proven wrong, maybe 
Convergent rebranded SGI's machines. It is not unheard of:

> Maybe it's just a coincidence, because I've been restoring an IRIS OS (from
> Point 4), and independently, the Convergent Technologies Mightyframe, which
> is a 68k system.  The 2 are not related, but when you mention them
> together, I'm really really curious what you mean.
> Thanks!
> -AJ

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