Supports the Most Demanding Applications
The Indy workstation's high-performance architecture, combined with the leading applications in MCAD, color publishing, graphic arts, scientific applications, the World Wide Web, content authoring, software development, and film and video, gives you the richest, most powerful solutions available. In addition, Insignia SoftWindows provides a Windows environment for supporting a wide range of Windows-based productivity applications.
Fits into Your Environment
Integrated Ethernet and ISDN connect Indy to local and wide area networks. Additional network options, including TokenRing, FDDI, ATM, and X.25 may be supported via the two GIO option slots. An optional 21MB floptical drive lets you read and write PC and Macintosh floppies.
Indy supports a range of CPU choices, from the economical MIPS R4600PC to the powerful MIPS R5000SC with secondary cache. The Indy workstation's advanced 64-bit architecture has a dedicated 400MB/sec bus which connects the memory subsystem to the CPU, maximizing the benefit of fast RISC processing. The I/O subsystem moves data from the 133MB/sec GIO ports to the system bus via special ASICs that efficiently queue the slower external data onto the fast, 267MB/sec internal bus.
Indy runs your applications faster than fully configured PCs for roughly the same price. This is due to an integrated high-performance system architecture, with standard Ethernet and ISDN networking, a range of fast CPUs, and graphics choices. The new MIPS R5000 processor is a dual-issue superscalar CPU designed to accelerate OpenGE graphics, bringing a new generation of CPU technology to power-hungry users.
The Indy system's modular design is easily expandable and protects your investment by incorporating important subsystems on separate modules. Upgrade to the latest CPU or hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, or add any of more than 50 GIO expansion options in the two high-speed GIO expansion slots.
Easy to Learn, Easy to Use
The Indigo Magic graphical user environment blends the simplicity of a familiar icon-driven interface with the power of UNIX. Simple graphical tools put the creative power of digital media at your fingertips. Unlike many other graphical environments, Indigo Magic also provides simple interfaces for system administration and management, including on-line documentation and menu-driven tools for simplifying configuration and maintenance.
The Out-Of-Box Experience
Included with standard Indy systems is the Out-Of-Box Experience. Rich with multimedia, this interactive tutorial guides new users through the capabilities and creative potential of the Indy workstation.
You can capture, create, and visually communicate your ideas to virtually any system on your heterogeneous network using simple graphical tools. This provides your team with the ability to collaborate effectively via a variety of methods, to almost any system, saving time and effort by working smarter, not harder.
Powerful Visual-Computing Servers
Backing the power of the Indy desktop workstation is the full line of CHALLENGE servers, beginning with the single-processor CHALLENGE S and scaling to the 36-processor CHALLENGE XL server. The Indy workstation brings visual computing to the server world, enabling you to take full advantage of the industry-leading file, database, and supercomputing server power of Silicon Graphics products.
Collaboration and Communication
Gain a creative advantage with the Indy workstation's powerful integrated digital and analog audio, video, and graphics capabilities. Included with every Indy workstation, the Desktop Special Edition software is a collection of applications, tools, and utilities which enable Indy to easily integrate into existing environments and increase the productivity of your workgroup.
Unrivaled Digital Media
Unlike many other computer systems which offer only playback, Indy provides rich multimedia support to help you import sound, images, and video into your work. Bundled media hardware and tools, including the color digital IndyCam and microphone, let you incorporate 3D graphics, photo-realistic images, video, and CD-quality audio into your work in real time. The IndyCam digital camera is ideal for collaborative workgroup communications, allowing you to take advantage of bundled Inperson videoconferencing software. The video subsystem performs filtered scaling to 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 screen, and IndyCam can capture full-resolution, full-frame video directly to memory in true digital format. CD/DAT-quality audio includes four channels of analog audio and two channels of digital audio. Inexpensive third-party software supports full-motion MPEG1 and video CD playback.
Technical and creative professionals alike will appreciate the high-resolution XGE and XGE24 graphics subsystems of Indy, which provide tremendous imaging, 2D, and 3D performance. Indy works with amazing speed: up to 1.5 million X11 lines per second and 60 million pixels per second at 1280x1024 screen resolution and up to 76Hz refresh rates. Using Indy XGE graphics, you can manipulate images at up to 1.5M 2D vectors and 1.2M 3D vectors per second.
The MIPS R5000 CPU contains a special vector-processing unit, which enables parallel execution of floating-point instructions critical to 3D graphics. This drives the XGE graphics of Indy to performance previously achieved only by using dual Geometry Engine processors. For even greater 3D performance, Indy XZ dedicates 128 MFLOPS via four hardware Geometry Engine processors to accelerate your graphics work. Indy brings affordable interactive 3D performance to your desktop with XGE and XZ graphics.
The built-in video accepts a variety of standard video inputs, including S-video and composite PAL/NTSC in addition to the digital video interface for IndyCam. For professional-quality video, the IndyVideo option adds print-to-tape and SFX capabilities, including real-time overlays, dissolves, fades, wipes, chroma keying, and luma keying in square pixel or CCIR-601 format. Working in conjunction with the IndyVideo option is the CosmoCompress motion JPEG video compression card, which gives Indy real-time video compression and decompression. CosmoCompress works with IndyVideo and powerful software applications to let you explore new horizons in video production, digital video distribution, motion video analysis, and video-based training. Its powerful video capabilities include nonlinear editing and full-resolution, full-frame rate, real-time playback of special effects, composites, and animations from disk. With a combination of CCIR601 video I/O and compression, video professionals have a complete solution for working in digital component video and performing the highest quality motion JPEG compression.
1. IndyCam. This fully digital camera with adjustable focus and a CCD array delivers a full-resolution 640x480 digital video signal to the built-in video subsystem.
2. High-Bandwidth System Architecture. The 64-bit system bus enables industry-leading 267MB/sec sustained throughput; this high-speed bus combined with high-performance custom ASICs and the 64-bit MIPS RISC family of CPUs gives Indy unsurpassed application performance.
3. High-Capacity Memory Subsystem. Two-way interleaved memory system accomodates up to 256MB and is powered by a 400MB/sec memory bus, enabling very fast memory access and I/O throughput for data sets.
4. Upgradeable CPU module. Modular CPU implementation provides for easy upgrades to more processing power today and in the future.
5. Built-In Video Subsystem. Dedicated video-in ASIC incorporates full-resolution, full-color, and full-frame rate video directly into the high-speed system architecture.
6. Built-In Digital Audio Subsystem. Like the video-in subsystem, the audio subsystem is fully integrated on the 64-bit system bus and provides four independent channels of CD-quality audio output, as well as two audio input channels.
7. Expandability. Two drive bays allow you to expand your disk space to 4GB internally or add a floptical drive that reads and writes Macintosh or PC floppies as well as 21MB floptical media.
R5000PC R5000SC R5000SC @150MHz @150MHz @180MHz Cache (primary) 32kd/32ki 32kd/32ki 32kd/32ki Cache (secondary) - .5MB .5MB SPECint95 3.1 3.7 4.1 SPECfp95 3.6 4.2 4.4 AIM (Suite VI) 164.8 191.5 200.1
Indy XGE Graphics Performance:
R5000PC R5000SC R5000SC @150MHz @150MHz @180MHz XLines/sec 1.4M 1.5M 1.5M 3D Vectors/sec 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M Tmesh/sec Shaded (Z) 71K 81K 96K Screen Clear 3msec 3msec 3msec DMA Pixel Xfer 8-bit 57M 58M 60M DMA Pixel Xfer 24-bit 47M 47M 47M
Indy XZ Graphics Performance:
3D Lines/sec 920K 3D Lines GouraudZ, Depth Cued/sec 446K Tmesh, Flat NO-Z/sec 402K Tmesh, GouraudZ, Lit/sec 180K Quads, FlatZ/sec 127K Quads, GouraudZ, Lit/sec 91K Characters 240K Screen Clear 9msec Rectangle Fill Rate/sec (500x500) 40M pix
CPU Module R5000PC 150MHz R5000SC 150MHz R5000SC 180MHz Graphics 8-bit XGE 1280x1024/1024x768 up to 76Hz refresh rate (upgradable to 24-bit) 24-bit XGE 1280x1024/1024x768 up to 76Hz refresh rate XZ 24-bit HW Accelerated Z 1280x1024 1024x768 (Indy Presenter only) Monitor Color 20-inch 1280x1024 resolution 50-76Hz refresh rates Color 17" 1280x1024 resolution 50-76Hz refresh rates Color 15" 1024x768 resolution 70Hz refresh rate Flat panel 13" Active matrix LCD 1280x1024, 18-bits/pixel Flat panel 12" Active matrix LCD 1024x768, 15-bits/pixel Input/Output 2 serial, 1 parallel Ethernet, (10Base-T or AUI) Fast SCSI-2, ISDN, Stereovision (17" and 20" monitor only) Memory 16MB to 256MB Mass Storage Two internal devices: (3.5" x 1" form factor) 21 MB floptical drive 535MB hard disk 1GB hard disk, 2GB hard disk GIO Expansion Two GIO-32 slots Input Devices PS/2 keyboard and mouse Analog microphone IndyCam: full-color CCD 640x480 resolution Warranty One year hardware
Color Maps 4 (256 color) 1 (4096 color) 24-bit only Display Modes RGB double buffer RGB single buffer Color index double buffer Color index single buffer Pop-Up/Overlay Planes 8-bit XGE: 2-bits/none 24-bit XGE: 2-bits/8-bits XZ: 4-bits/4-bits Video Independent input video bus Input 2 analog video-in ports (S-Video and Composite) NTSC and PAL support 1 digital video-in port 320x240x20fps to disk 640x480x30fps to memory Audio Input Mono/stereo microphone (mono microphone incl.) Line-level stereo analog AES/EBU digital stereo Output External volume controls Stereo headphone Mono internal speaker Line-level stereo analog AES/EBU digital stereo Sampling Rates 48, 44.1, 32KHz, and more Connectors Five 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo jacks
IRIX 6.2 UNIX System V.4, XPG4 Base 95 Profile branded by X/Open Company Ltd., IEEE POSIX 1003.1, FIPS 151-2, X11R6 Window System, OSF/Motif Rel 1.2.4, Display PostScript, XFS high- availability filesystem with guaranteed-rate I/O, OpenGL Indigo Magic Media User Interface, IRIS Showcase 3.3, Media Tools, MediaMail, Photo-CD support, Inperson, WchSpace Navigator, Netscape Navigator, Mindshare OutBox
SGI Accessories Supported
Indy Carrying Case Indybag GIO Options (single wide) IndyVideo, CosmoCompress (full-motion )PEG) Indy Video 601 (2 single-wide) Ethernet, Fast SCSI-2 X.25, TokenRing GIO Options (double wide) FDDI single attach (fiber only) (GIO options not available with XZ graphics) Tablet Hitachi 1111C External Drives SyQuest External Tapes 1.0GB QIC 2.0GB DAT Input Devices Dials, dials and buttons, optical mouse Other External Devices CD-ROM, MIDI interface, 1GB/2GB external disks
System 3" H x 16" W x 14" D 16 lbs. 20" Monitor 18.5" H x 18.5" W x 19.7" D 81.4 lbs. 17" Monitor 16.1" H x 15.7" W x 17.7" D 55 lbs. 15" Monitor 14.2" H x 13.4" W x 16.5" D 52.8 lbs. Flat Panel 12" 18.5" H x 12.5" W x 1.1" D 7 lbs. Power Requirements 100-132 VAC, 2.4-1.8A 200-264 VAC, 1.2-0.9A 47-63Hz Heat Dissipation 900 BTU/hour Ambient Temperature +13 to +35 degrees C (operating) -40 to +65 degrees C (non-operating) Relative Humidity 10% to 80% operating (no condensation) 5% to 95% non-operating (no condensation) Altitude 10,000' operating 40,000' non-operating Vibration 0.02", 5-19Hz 0.25 G, 5-500Hz Noise 36 dBa in typical operating position
Regulatory Agency Approvals
Electromagnetic FCC Class B Emission Canada DOC. Class B CISPR 22 Class B Germany VDE Class B VCCI Class 2 Product Safety CSA 22.2 No. 950, UL 1950, IEC 950, EN 60950, Class 1 SELV Ergonomic/Health Germany ZH1/618, ISO 9241
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