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Mon Apr 10 21:36:43 CDT 2006
In article <009e01c65d0c$eaec8e40$5f25fea9 at ibm23xhr06>,
"John Allain" <allain at panix.com> writes:
> > Speaking of big IBM boxes... what sort of boxes did they offer for
> > 3D graphics support prior to the RS/6000?
> Well, just Concurrent with the RS6000 was the Power Visualization System
> (PVS) that used multiple i860's (up to 32 in parallel) and HPPI RAID to
> do real time volume visualization kinds of things.
Oooooh. Real-time volume rendering is always fun :-). The first
machine I ever saw that could do it was in 1987 at the NCGA conference
in Philly: the Pixar Image Computer (bet you didn't know Pixar was a
classic HW manufacturer, eh?). This machine was sweet! The Computer
History Museum has one in its collection. I wonder if it works!
Does anyone on the list own the Power Visualization System?
I think I remember seeing this thing at SIGGRAPH. It was the size of
a standing household refrigerator, if memory serves correctly.
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