Elan is a class of graphics chips in a given (early) SGI. It's the top level of the
I thought the end of SGI hinged on two things: banking on the Itanium and giving up on
MIPS, and their Graphics experts went off to found a company called Nvidia... the rest was
For anyone that still uses a SGI and has a later IRIX installed I've worked with a
team that has ported a whole slew of modern software over to IRIX to make them fairly
useable today. Later systems mostly - but quite a few people love their Indys and are
running what we built: SGUG-RSE (Silicon Graphics User Group's RPM Software Env).
How to setup RSE:
It's fun if you are into SGI and want to run some stuff that is slightly relevant.
On Dec 24, 2022, at 12:02 PM, Chris via cctalk
Don"t know what an Elan is. I do seem to recall suddenly an Indy with no graphics
output, intended to be used as a headless server.
> Anyone using an I2 or Indy with regularity? I have a purple box somewhere. I foumd
the teal boxes much more visually appealing.
I use my Fuel and my teal Indigo2 pretty regularly- there is a of course a group of people
who do CGI work on these old systems for the authentic feels and I dabble in that and IRIX
sysadmin- it's a refreshing change from Linux and systemd lol.