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After this brochure was published, faster CPUs such as R4400/250 and R10000 were released, InfiniteReality graphics, etc. See the main SGI index for details of these later CPUs and graphics subsystems, eg. the InfiniteReality Technical Report covers the use of IR in Onyx systems.

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Reality Station

Advanced Visualization Station

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Price and Performance at Their Best

As the most affordable platform for RealityEngine2 graphics, the Reality Station graphics workstation is a breakthrough for the small organization or individual user. Reality Station is perfect for those seeking the ultimate in graphics, but who don't need a multiprocessor environment. It provides the performance of RealityEngine2 graphics in a single-CPU version of the Onyx architecture. Scientists, engineers, and creative professionals now have the graphics they've always wanted at a price they can afford.

Visualization Station

The combination of high quality, high-speed graphics, and a low-cost platform makes Reality Station ideal for designing and manipulating 3D CAD models, industrial design, reviewing output from computational analysis, film and video postproduction, and monitoring training exercises. When teamed with Silicon Graphics' high-performance supercomputer and network servers, Reality Station becomes an advanced visualization station.

Fastest Graphics on the Planet

RealityEngine2 architecture combines the industry's fastest polygon, pixel, and vector generation with unique image processing, display, and video capabilities. The RealityEngine2 scalable and expandable graphics architecture has 1.2 gigaflops of floating-point processing power dedicated solely to accelerating geometric and image processing functions. Advanced texturing and anti-aliasing features deliver unprecedented performance and realism for complex 3D visualization.

World-Class Features

Reality Station has the most advanced real-time 3D graphics feature set available, including:

System Power and Options

Reality Station combines the power of a 200MHz, 1MB cache, 64-bit RISC microprocessor with advanced RealityEngine2 graphics to provide leading-edge capabilities in a general-purpose deskside workstation. Reality Station supports up to 2GB of main memory, 30.1 GB of internal disk storage, and 3 VME slots.

Reality Station enables several video options such as Sirius Video, the digital video option board which provides premier broadcast-quality composite video output, real-time digital video processing, image alterations, and full-performance video capture and manipulation for scientific and research applications.

Technical Specifications


                             Reality Station
Processor Data
Type                         MIPS R4400 200MHz
Quantity                     1
Primary Cache                16KB instruction, 16KB data	
Additional Cache             1MB per processor	
SPECint92                    TBD
SPECfp92                     TBD
PeakMFLOPS                   100
DP MFLOPS, Linpack (1Kx1K)   TBD	
Memory                       64MB to 2GB	
                             1- or 2-way interleaving, ECC protected 
Graphics                     RealityEngine2
Operating System             IRIX 5	



Anti-aliased vectors/sec     2.0M
Triangle Meshes/sec          1.5M
T-Mesh Gouraud, Z, lit       1.0M
T-Mesh Textured	             988K
Quad Strips, Gouraud, Z	     530K
Pixel Fill, smooth, Z        90-360M
Pixel Fill, textured, aa     55-230M
24-bit Z                     yes
32-bit Z                     yes
Color                        48-bit RGBA
Color Planes                 192
Overlay/Underlay planes	     8
Max bits/pixel               256-1024
Texture Memory               4 or 16MB
Frame Buffer Size            40 to 160MB
Display	                     VGA to HDTV
32-bit Pixel Read/Write	     28.3M / 29.1M

System Bus

Bandwidth                    1.2GB/sec, parity protected
Size                         256-bit wide data path
                             40-bit wide physical address path

High-Speed I/O Subsystem

Bus Type                     SGI HIO bus
Bandwidth                    320MB/sec per HIO bus
No. of Buses                 1

Industry-Standard I/O Subsystem

Bus Type                     VME64 bus
Bandwidth                    50MB/sec per VME64 bus
No. of Buses                 1
No. of Slots                 3

Mass Storage

Interfaces                   Up to 8 SCSI-2 channels
Protocols                    SCSI-2, Fast/Wide, single-ended or differential
Max. Bandwidth               20MB/sec per channel
Device Capacity              2GB or 4.3GB, formatted

Removable Media

SCSI Devices                 CD-ROM, DAT, 8mm tape drive, 1/4" cartridge tape


Integrated Serial I/O        3 serial ports, Ethernet, SCSI-2
Integrated Parallel I/O      1 parallel port
VME Controllers              Ethernet, FDDI
SGI HIO Controllers          FDDI, HiPPI, SCSI-2, ATM, Audio/Serial Option

Chassis Dimensions & Weights

Dimensions                   Height: 25.2"
                             Width: 20.5"
                             Depth: 32"
Net Weight                   160lbs (72.6kg)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Temperature                  -20 to +60 C
Humidity                     10% to 95% non-condensing
Altitude                     40,000 MSL

Environmental (Operating)

Temperature                  +5 to +35 C
Humidity                     10% to 80% non-condensing
Altitude                     10,000 MSL
Noise                        65dBA

Electrical & Power

Voltage                      110-230VAC 1 Phase
Frequency                    50/60Hz
Heat Dissipation             9,226 BTU/hr, max
Electrical Service and Type  120VAC @ 20A (1 Phase) Type NEMA L5-20R
                             208VAC @ 20A (1 Phase) Type NEMA L6-20R
                             230VAC @ 16A (1 Phase) Type dependent on country

For more information please call:

U.S. 1(800) 800-7441
Europe (41) 22-798.75.25
North Pacific (81) 3-5420.71.10

South Pacific (61) 2-879.95.00
Latin America 1(415) 390.46.37
Canada 1(416) 625-4747

Silicon Surf - World Wide Web Server

URL: http://www.sgi.com/

Corporate Office

2011 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
(415) 960-1980

Copyright 1994 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice. Silicon Graphics and the Silicon Graphics logo are registered trademarks, and Onyx, Reality Station, RealityEngine2, Sirius Video, and IRIX are trademarks, of Silicon Graphics, Inc. MIPS is a registered trademark, and R4400 is a trademark, of MIPS Technology, Inc. VME is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. All other products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Cover image: car image courtesy of Alias Research, AutoStudio; plane image courtesy of Paradigm Simulations; analog and crash analysis calculations courtesy of Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), LS-Dyna3d, and Visualization courtesy of Altair Engineering, HyperMesh.

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Typed up by Ian Mapleson (mapleson@gamers.org) on 23/Nov/98
Original Document Code: [Real-Stat-DS] (01/95)

Ian's SGI Depot: FOR SALE! SGI Systems, Parts, Spares and Upgrades

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