27 October, 2020

Virtually Real Wonders

By pricing its latest product O2 competitively, Silicon Graphics widens horizons for visual computing

Virtually Real Wonders

IT’S time for a price revolution in computers. Silicon Graphics has launched its latest visual computing wonder for prices that seem, well, virtually unreal. The latest dream-come-true for professionals from the company stable, the O2 desktop web-integrated workstation with the first high-performance unified memory architecture and features like advanced 3D graphics, image processing, multimedia and video texture-mapping, costs only under Rs 4 lakh.  "We’ve broken the price barrier," enthuses Ashok Desai, managing director, Silicon Graphics Systems (India) Ltd. "Customers in India can now acquire high-performance workstations at prices comparable to those of PCs. And they need not compromise on technology because of cost constraints." O 2 costs half of what its comparable workstations do and while rival firms’ SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), which connects peripherals such as tape drives, hard disks and scanners to computers, runs at only 20 MB per second, O2 clocks 40 MB. Even at the entry level, O2’s performance is 10 times...



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