So whether you are manipulating a CAD model, rendering a molecular model or performing 3D visualization, you now have the power to achieve your potential in ways you never thought of before - with Indigo2. As the high-end member of the Indigo family of desktop workstations, Indigo2 gives you the most advanced technology available for true collaborative work.
Indigo2 delivers the fastest system throughput combining leading CPU and graphics architecture, for your intensive computing needs. You can choose from three types of graphics to suit your tasks with Indigo2 XL, Indigo2 XZ and Indigo2 Extreme. And of course unprecedented digital media tools are integrated to give you the most natural ways to communicate your work. Quite simply, the Indigo2 is the world's fastest, most feature-rich graphics workstation on the desktop.
A History of Exceptional Technology
The power of the Indigo2 architecture represents a culmination of many technologies. At Silicon Graphics, we have been developing computer systems for the past ten years that easily crunch through large data sets. Our state of the art manufacturing capabilities provide revolutionary solutions at highly competitive prices.
In the past five years alone, we have created seven generations of the Geometry Engine. The Geometry Engine processor now achieves 50 times the performance and occupies one-twentieth the space of the original graphics hardware. This gives you incredible performance for the price of a high-end PC. And finally, our integrated digital media technologies and user environment give you an interactive, highly productive way of working.
Leading desktop compute and graphics performance makes the Indigo2 workstation the fastest application performer in the industry. Indigo2 is the product of the third generation MIPS RISC architecture built around the R4400 and R4000 processors running at 150 and 100 MHz, respectively. The CPU and memory bus achieve 400MB/sec and the system I/O bus achieves 267MB/sec throughput. Indigo2 also has the largest cache on the desktop and a standard 64-bit data path which accelerates data at record breaking speeds.
If you need immediate results, this incredible architecture and compute power can be used to move large data sets around, or analyze and compute designs. This combination of tight integration and aggressive design gives you a major price/performance advantage over other architectures. And finally, all this phenomenal power is not loud! Two variable speed fans make Indigo one of the quietest systems available.
We've also given Indigo2 unrivaled expandability. So you can choose your configuration. Four industry standard EISA slots or two EISA slots and two high-performance GIO slots are at your disposal. An assortment of industry standard I/O, such as AUI and 10BaseT Ethernet, as well as two serial ports, a parallel port and five audio connections make Indigo2 comfortable as a stand-alone system or in a networked environment. Compliance with industry standards gives Indigo2 the ability to integrate into a multivendor environment. And Indigo2 can read and write Mac and PC files.
Flexible disk and peripheral configuration is facilitated by two independent Fast SCSI-2 controllers. These binary compatible systems also have three internal Fast SCSI-2 bays for disks, DAT, floppy drives and CD-ROM. So you can protect your investment and expand your Indigo2 as your needs grow.
A Family of Extraordinary Graphics on Your Desktop
Indigo2 is available with a family of graphics subsystem offerings to suit your requirements - XL, XZ or Extreme graphics.
XL graphics is the entry price point into the Indigo2 product family, giving you the fastest X and 2D graphics architecture on the market. But XL also supports 3D through a software Z buffer and host-based geometry calculations. Image processing, entry CAD and general science problems are solved fast. Indigo2 comes standard with built-in 24-bit color, crisp, 1280 x 1024 high-resolution frame buffer, and an ergonomically comfortable 76Hz screen refresh rate. You also get an incredible pixel fill rate of up to 437 million pixels per second and an industry leading 1.4 million X11 lines per second!
When 2D computing isn't enough, XZ graphics is the answer to your more intensive needs. XZ has two geometry engines in a patented geometry pipeline architecture delivering 64 Mflops of graphics compute performance [later Indigo2 XZs have 4 GEs giving 128Mflops; in fact, the images shown in the document are of the 4GE XZ release]. The Geometry Engine design delivers 250K 3D triangles per second for strong visualization, architecture and MCAD performance. Professional engineers and scientists can use XZ for working on real-world design and technical challenges.
Extreme Graphics offers the world's fastest graphics on the desktop. Using eight Geometry Engines, Indigo2 Extreme provides 630K triangles and 1.25 million 3D vectors per second from the 256 Mflops of dedicated, floating-point performance for the fastest 3D graphics on the desktop. Complicated MCAD, animation and molecular modeling projects come alive with the help of 31 custom VLSI gate arrays with over 1.2 million gates.
A new level of performance is achieved with Indigo2. Things happen faster, more convincingly. Indigo2 works at the speed you work.
Indigo2 has a rich set of communication tools to help you document, show and sell your ideas in new and exciting ways. So you can use Indigo2 for creating and integrating video, audio and 3D graphics into your work at an unrivaled quality.
Every Indigo2 comes standard with high-quality audio and is video ready with its own dedicated video bus and a variety of video boards. You get complete DAT-quality sound with five audio connections, a microphone and a speaker. Up to six simultaneous input and output channels come standard with 16-bit sampling and stereo outputs.
Indigo2 coupled with Indigo Magic, the new user environment, gives you new, productive methods of workgroup collaboration. Imagine the value of being able to send your 3D model to video tape for viewing at a presentation. The Indigo2 Video option allows you to print to tape and input video. Now you have the opportunity to create full video presentations, send media mail and have a desktop conference with Indigo2 Video as the platform.
A Real-time video inputs
B Real-time video outputs
C Independent square and rectangular pixel decoders
D Scan conversion for nearly full screen output, Anti-flicker filters, Zoom and pan
E Four frame buffers
F Fully linear key generator, Alpha blender
G High quality encoder
H Dedicated component analog circuitry
I Two real-time digital video channels
Professional Video Solutions
The Galileo Video option board provides broadcast qualitv video input and output such as NTSC, Betacam, PAL, YUV and D1 CCIR 601 digital video. You can also include special effects such as fades and wipes. Cosmo Compress, designed to partner with Galileo, gives you real-time video compression and decompression for intense video manipulation with compression ratios from 2:1 to 100:1.
So you see, Indigo2 can be an incredibly valuable collaborative communications tool or easily transform itself for professional audio and video production.
A Desktop Environment to Suit You
Most user interfaces are too rigid, requiring you to adapt to their way of working instead of adapting to yours. The Indigo Magic user environment changes all that by giving you a unique way of collaborating with your design team.
Indigo Magic is a new generation desktop user environment that combines an intuitive desktop management system with powerful digital media tools in one user interface. In fact, we call it a 'Media User Interface', because Indigo Magic simplifies system and network access and facilitates collaborative computing through unique digital media tools.
The Indigo Magic iconic interface lets you organize your desktop environment to suit the way you work, increasing your communication and productivity. Now you have a click and point method of organizing your desktop and accessing resources.
With the Indigo Magic Desk Manager you can create multiple, iconic desktops each having all the applications, files and tools you'll need to work on specific projects. System administration and management is a breeze. Now you can set up your printer and user accounts and connect to a network all with the click of an icon.
Indigo Magic is 'network aware', so that you can work in your networked world. You can simply find and use all the resources on your network.
Collaborative Communication Tools
Indigo Magic user environment includes all of the digital media tools you need to capture, create and communicate your ideas in ways that are more vivid and compelling than ever imagined. With bundled applications and integrated media tools you can make the unique environment of interactive 3D graphics, audio and video a part of all of your work.
Imagine sharing your engineering designs in new ways. Now you don't have to cram a dozen people into your office to show your newest model. You can print your 3D model to video and add special effects, graphics or audio overlays and send it to your co-workers. With Indigo Magic you have the power to make your ideas come alive.
Indigo2 is, quite simply, the world's fastest, most feature rich desktop workstation on the market. It is the ultimate power tool for power users. It gives you a new way of working, increasing your productivity and the quality of your work. That kind of phenomenal, desktop computing puts Indigo2 in a class all its own.
CPU/FPU: R4000 R4400 MHz: 100MHz 150MHz Primary Cache: 16KB 32KB Secondary Cache: 1MB 1MB Memory Storage: 32MB to 384MB I/O: 2 3.5" Bays 1 5.25" Half-height Bay 2 Serial RS422 (38.4 Kbaud) 1 Bidirectional Parallel 5 Audio I/O Connectors 1 Ethernet (AUI or lOBaseT) 2 GIO-64 Slots 4 EISA Slots (total of 4 slots) SCSI: 2 Fast SCSI-2 channels
Advanced Features: Alpha blending Accumulation buffer Anti-aliased RGB lines and points Full-scene anti-aliasing Texture Mapping Fog Lighting features Spot lighting Eight light sources Two-sided lighting Ambient, diffused, and specular Arbitrary clipping planes Depth cueing Soft shadow and depth of field Sub-pixel positioning Stenciling Stereo graphics Pan and zoom Sphere rendering X11 pixel operations Color Maps: 2 (4096 colors each) XL 1 (4096 colors each) IRIS GL Display Modes: RGB double buffer RGB single buffer Color index double buffer Color index single buffer Stereo viewer connector
Input: Mono/Stereo microphone (mono electret condenser microphone ships standard) Line-level stereo analog Serial Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output: Stereo Headphone output/Mono (combined stereo) internal speaker Line-level stereo analog Serial Digital Stereo (IEC958) Sampling Rates: 48, 44.1, 32 KHz, and many lower rates Input and Output rates are independent Converters: Combined DAC and ADC 16-bit, delta-sigma, 64x-oversampling Two Stereo Audio Codecs, Connectors: All 1/8 inch (3.5mm) stereo jack Video: Video slot on graphics board Independent video bus Genlock
Performance XL/R4000 XZ Extreme 3D Lines: 490K 640K 1.2M 3D Lines GouraudZ, 98K 275K 1.0M Depth Cued Tmesh, Flat NO-Z: 100K 250K 630K Tmesh, GouraudZ, Lit: 26K 113K 415K Quads, FlatZ: 19K 84K 210K Quads, GouraudZ, Lit: 13K 43K 155K Characters: 288K 240K 250K Screen Clear: 3.0ms 9.0ms 4.5ms Rectangle Fill Rate: 437M pix/sec 40M pix/sec 78M pix/sec (screen-aligned) R4000/100 R4400/150 MHz: 100 150 MIPS 85 136 * MFLOPS 16 24 * SPEC 89 70 100 * SPECint92 59 85 * SPECfp92 61 93 * * Estimated
System: 5 inches H 18.5 inches W 18.5 inches D 40lbs. 19-inch Monitor: 18.7 inches H 18.9 inches W 19.9 inches D 71.6lbs. Power Requirements: Voltage and Frequency, 100-240 VAC Heat Dissipation: 1000 BTU/hour Ambient Temperature: +13 to +35 degrees C operating -10 to+65 degrees C non-operating Relative Humidity: 10% to 80% operating no condensation 10% to 95% non-operating no condensation Altitude: 10,000 feet operating 40,000 feet non-operating Vibration: 0.02 inches, 5-19 Hz 0.35 G, 19-500 Hz
Regulatory Agency Approvals
Electromagnetic: FCC Class A Emission: Canada DOC Class A CISPR 22 Class A Germany VDE Class A VCCI Class 1 Product Safety: UL1950 CSA 22.2 No. 950, IEC 950 EN 60-950 Class 1 SELV Ergonomic/Health: Germany ZH618
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Original Document Code: INDIGO2-TM-GD (08/93)