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by kjaer
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What Indy addon card is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: What Indy addon card is this?

Yes, it's a token ring card.
by kjaer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: IPX and EDO memory
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: IPX and EDO memory

Correct, re: byte-wide vs. word-wide parity. SPARCstation 5 memory is definitely set up this way. I'm not sure about the IPX though.
by kjaer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP Disk Modules
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: HP Disk Modules

The first thing I'd check is whether the grounds are all tied together. This would rule it out for use with any differential signalling.
by kjaer
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI IRIS Universe Magazine sold on eBay for $100?!
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: SGI IRIS Universe Magazine sold on eBay for $100?!

I put a fairly high bid on it because that particular issue is missing from my set, and because I had the sense that it would probably get bid up a bit. I did not bid nearly high enough to win it.

I wondered if it's because of the ILM feature, specifically.
by kjaer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx deskside memory issues
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Onyx deskside memory issues

Actually, I probably have more MC3s than I need. Let me know if you don't get anywhere trying to repair it, and I'll see what's up. If it'd been an IO4 I already know for sure I have too many of those.
by kjaer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SGI IRIX and computer graphics currently? What that should i use ?
Replies: 108
Views: 2614

Re: SGI IRIX and computer graphics currently? What that should i use ?

RobhG wrote:escimo, SGI IRIX system and software are very stable, without any bug virtually, it is a pretty good system never seen talk about errors or instability


I like IRIX and SGI, but you need to lay off the hard drugs man.
by kjaer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 107
Views: 4770

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I worked on E10k when it was current. The architecture is derived from Cray CS6400, yes, but it has plenty in it that came from Sun. Cosmetically it's all Sun. It has some interesting RAS features but it's not even close to being "fault tolerant". It's definitely not "a mainframe"...
by kjaer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted:Iris 3000 series keyboard and mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Wanted:Iris 3000 series keyboard and mouse

Nice to see some GL2-W screenshots. Any chance to give us some more? Operating the machine without the right mouse button is pretty limiting, and apparently my GF2 fails diags (which may help to explain some of the random lockups). My spare GF2s fail diags worse. So I have some more work to do. But...
by kjaer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted:Iris 3000 series keyboard and mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Wanted:Iris 3000 series keyboard and mouse

I spent some time on mine this weekend. Finally got the mouse working enough to play with more than the console textport. Discovered I had some flaky BP3s as well, but fortunately the 32-plane configuration means I'm able to hide it by shuffling them around a bit. Wrote a couple tools to generate sc...
by kjaer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: about LISP performance
Replies: 55
Views: 4383

Re: about LISP performance

Finger Of God and Spheres definitely do. The hardware pan and zoom works, but is not very smooth. I'm not sure if this is a limitation of the NuVista or of the MacIvory (or NuBus for that matter). The only thing that doesn't seem to work is color map animation. But it might. I'm not sure what it's ...
by kjaer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: about LISP performance
Replies: 55
Views: 4383

Re: about LISP performance

Necropost: The reason for the poor showing from the MicroExplorer is probably that the counter overflows its fixnum size, forcing bignums to be allocated. As its words are only 32 bits, it has a smaller range for fixnums than the Ivory machines. I expect that if you use n= 16 million instead of 50 ...
by kjaer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?

Yeah. I have the 1.0.1 disc, which is, as you say, 4.1.2 + OW v2.(something). I haven't personally seen a 1.0; 4.1.1_U1 seems like the right SunOS release. OpenWindows was unbundled for SunOS 4, except with Solaris 1.x. I'd say if your disc has any version of OpenWindows on it, it probably is an ima...
by kjaer
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Is it Solaris 1.0 ?

Solaris 1.x is a marketing name for bundled SunOS 4.x + OpenWindows. SunOS 5 wasn't sold separately from Solaris 2.

I'm not sure what the question is?
by kjaer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: As400 license
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: As400 license

That's not really where I was going with that. The reseller for example may accept a photo from you of the serial number plate and a handwritten sign or something along those lines as proof of transfer of ownership (which is all that really needs to be established) and change IBM's records on your b...
by kjaer
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: As400 license
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: As400 license

When I went through this (but before I discovered that my machine was licensed for the untransferable V3R7) they accepted the sales invoice (which included the system's serial number) as proof of transfer of ownership. If you can find a reseller who is willing to talk to you, they have some extra re...

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