|This Skywriter is used in dual
headed mode rather than cyclops.
I get two VGXT graphics pipes. One per CRT. Hooray!
|Here's an exterior front view of
in my basement. This one is in particularly good condition.
|Opening the front covers reveals
the cardcage front
panel, POWER METER, and BUS0 SCSI drive box.
|The behind the front panel are
the characteristic cables
and logic cards. SkyWriter has a quite a few of both even in base configurations.
|Here the side panel opens, and
the video cables are
laid in the side cable trough.
|Here's a picture of the side trough... not much action here.|
|Back view, door open. Power distribution
box on the bottom there. Rackmount cardcage, drive drawer, and power supplies,
in the top half of the cabinet. Bottom empty, in this model. Note the diamond
shaped cutout, this is
how cables are routed from the front panel to the rest of the interior of the cabinet.
|The front panel, with video cables installed. Note here that this machine in not configured for Cyclops Mode, instead it's used in Dual Head mode.|
|Close up of the cardcage. Quite
a few cables here, although there's room for plenty more! Braided metal
cables on the left and right of the panel prevent it from dropping too
|Here's a nice close up of the logic cards, and this is a list of what they are:|
|5||DG1 Display Generator|
|6||RM3 Raster Manager|
|7||RM3 Raster Manager|
|8||EMPTY (Video Option)|
|9||GE6 Geometry Engine|
|10||GM3 Graphics Manager|
|11||IO3B Crimson Power Channel|
|12||IP15 Dual 40mhz R3K Processor|
|13||IP15 Dual 40mhz R3K Processor|
|14||MC2 Memory (256Meg Max)|
|15||GM3 Graphics Manager|
|16||GE6 Geometry Engine|
|17||EMPTY (Video Option)|
|18||RM3 Raster Manager|
|19||RM3 Raster Manager|
|20||DG/VX1 Display Generator/Video Multiplexor|
|Front of Driver Drawer, and the ever popular POWER METER.|