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by josehill
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Scsi 80 pin to 50 pin adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Scsi 80 pin to 50 pin adapters

The layout of that particular one looks like it is a little bigger than most (to accommodate the 50 pin and 68 pin connectors), so space might be an issue, especially if the Indy has a second drive installed, but it probably will be fine.
by josehill
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: sgistuff.net is broken, so here's my workaround.
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: sgistuff.net is broken, so here's my workaround.

You're a good citizen, Dodoid. Thanks!
by josehill
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: info about PowerMacs
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: info about PowerMacs

which ML? I think Shiunbird was referring to the Low End Mac mailing lists. They're implemented as Google Groups, so you can access them as web-based forums or as traditional listserv-style mailing lists, according to your preferences. Personally, I find it much more difficult to find good info abo...
by josehill
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reviveing old mobiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Reviveing old mobiles?

For many older phones, the main problem is finding batteries that can hold a charge. I still have my old Palm OS Treo 700p and occasionally use it as a stopwatch or to play a game or two. It's really a very interesting phone to play with, since it has a touchscreen and arguably was the first true &q...
by josehill
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 771

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

To do that i'd need the ethernet address to not be ffffff, though, right? Which I am assuming it will be, and while you can fix that until the next time the machine is turned off, doing so requires IRIX to be up and running, so... chicken and egg? As mgtremaine described in a later post on this thr...
by josehill
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 771

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

To clarify, we've always allowed discussing commercial software sales if it is in reference to authorized sellers or authorized resellers. Unfortunately for most hobbyists looking for IRIX, that has limited the options to SGI itself and a very small number of authorized resellers. For reasons discus...
by josehill
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: California Proposition 65 Notice
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

ClassicHasClass wrote:The acrylamide concentrations I worked with in sequencing gels were far greater than what you get out of coffee or a deep fat fryer.


Ah, hand-poured sequencing gels with various flavors of tasty, nutritious radiolabels, not to mention the accompanying electrophoretic current...those were the days.
by josehill
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: California Proposition 65 Notice
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

If these Prop 65 notices were credible, we'd all be dead by now.
by josehill
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: SGI XFS = Linux XFS ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: XFS versions

is there a way under Irix (v6.5.29 here) to convert XFS v1 into XFS v2 without reformatting? There is no support for doing an in-place conversion from v1 to v2. The recommended way to convert is to backup via xfsdump, then create a new filesystem with mkfs_xfs, and finally restore from the backup t...
by josehill
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1023
Views: 40291

Re: your latest purchase

uunix wrote:
jirka wrote:Keyboard (and mouse) for my IRIS Ingio. And as a bonus it has a nice symbol in the right top corner ;)

What is that symbol?

If you click on the image in the post, you should be able to zoom in on it. It's basically "DOS" behind an international prohibition sign.
by josehill
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: NUMA && the kind of software able to take advantage of it
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: NUMA && the kind of software able to take advantage of it

Going from my experience with the 200 and 2000 series Origins, once the cabling is properly attached the hardware boost is pretty transparent to the software. Irix just sees a machine with a ton more available resources than usual. Anything coded or released with support for multiprocessing or just...
by josehill
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: California Proposition 65 Notice
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

so, the warning is all about the PCB of the SCSI card. It's the only item that might include some toxic elements :roll: It really could be just about anything in the box, including the box, the ink on the label, and the tape used to seal the box, since various "harmful" chemicals may have...
by josehill
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: California Proposition 65 Notice
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: California Proposition 65 Notice

Which of these chemical items is the warning talking about? :roll: It's a great example of the silliness that is modern California. These sorts of notifications are everywhere there. I've even seen them on the walls of extremely fancy, very expensive restaurants there. Since almost anything can tri...
by josehill
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Free Altixes in Spain
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Free Altixes in Spain

That means it's not a machine for "common hobby". I am currently using an array (6 units) of RPIs in mini cluster I assembled in order to process the radio signal acquired from a radio-telescope: it can't be called "common hobby", but at least it's more practical than an array o...
by josehill
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New to SGI, not really sure what I've got my hands on.
Replies: 31
Views: 1352

Re: New to SGI, not really sure what I've got my hands on.

Thanks vishnu. I read through it (and am a bit overloaded) and it seems that, if Numalink works like Craylink then the boxes may be able to see each other without an OS. I couldn't find any reference in it to a monitor program or anything like the BIOS screen on a PC. Some googling told mat there's...

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