Onyx is the name of a series of Silicon Graphics workstations designed for heavy CAD duties, as well as 3D-modelling and simulation.
The original Onyx deskside workstations featured R4400, R8000 or R10000 CPUs at a variety of clock speeds. The original desksides shipped with either Extreme Graphics, RealityEngine or InfiniteReality graphics.The Power Onyx shipped with an R8000 CPU, and one of the above graphics options.
- The original Onyx is unsupported.
- Power Onyx machines are unsupported.
- Onyx 2's are supported, however, the graphics hardware is not. When running Linux on these machines, you're effectively turning it into an Origin 2000.
- Onyx 3000's are unsupported.