The SGI Prism is a series of visualization systems developed and manufactured by Silicon Graphics. Released in April 2005 , the Prism's basic system architecture is based on the Altix 3000 servers, but with the notable inclusion of graphics hardware.
Three models of the SGI Prism exist: the Power, Team and Extreme levels. The Power level supports two to eight Itanium 2 processors, up to 96 GB of memory and two to four graphics pipes. The Team level supports 8 to 16 Itanium 2 processors, up to 192 GB of memory and four to eight graphics pipes. The Extreme level supports 16 to 256 Itanium 2 processors, up to 3 TB of memory and 4 to 16 graphics pipes.
The graphics pipes used in the Prism are ATI FireGL cards based on either the R350 or R420 GPUs.
Hard Drive Carriers
The units carry "Assy A65278-00x" on a sticker, where the "-00x" may end in any digit though "-005" seems common. This assembly number can be useful when searching for parts in the Internet. According to SR1300/SR2300 support documents at intel.com, the Intel accessory part number for the drive carrier is FXX2DRVCARBLK, UPC code "7 35858 14621 0" and "MM #" 835853. However note that there is some indication that Intel may recycle these accessory part numbers in the FXX- form between different models.
As of early 2011 these drive sleds are commonly available on eBay for US$10.
Forum Threads About Origin 350 Drive Carriers
- Drive sleds for Origin300 (This response has photos of the O350 carrier and notes differences from the O300 style.)
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