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by tomvos
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1007

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

However I'm not really able to tell whether spectre or meltdown would not be able to be exploited on the mill architecture, too? I haven't had time to work out whether the Spectre approach would work or not. The side-channel exploited by this family of attacks is that the cache is not fully associa...
by tomvos
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1007

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

I think this may finally be the goad that makes people take new computer architectures like The Mill seriously. I might go a little off-topic ... I found the mill architecture pretty intriguing. However I'm not really able to tell whether spectre or meltdown would not be able to be exploited on the...
by tomvos
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: Cryptocurrency?

The fact that it's perceived value is based on the Dollar or other currencies for that matter, means that it's not a currency at all, but an asset (a virtual asset). If actual currency such as the US dollar (Fiat Currency) had to fail and fall away, then how would it's value be determined then, see...
by tomvos
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb Ethernet

Hi,

thanks for the tip about read/write cache and command tagging. I've to admit that I do not know what is the setting of this on my fuel. But I'll check this soon - perhaps it will improve the numbers a little bit.

Cheers,
Thomas
by tomvos
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb Ethernet

Here are the diskperf numbers for the QL12160 SCSI controller, the Acard ARS-2320 adapter and the Plextor M6Pro SSD on my Fuel 600 MHz: Excelsior %1 diskperf -W -D -n Fuel600-M6Pro-QL12160 -t10 -c100m testfile #--------------------------------------------------------- # Disk Performance Test Results...
by tomvos
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 60
Views: 2764

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Hey dudes, countenance please. I think we all agree more than we disagree. The age of the hardware is a problem. Whether it results in broken plastics or dried out capacitors, most likely one or another part of your favourite kind of machine will make an early exit sooner or later. The only differen...
by tomvos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 60
Views: 2764

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Keep in mind that you need to connect the Indy to a proper monitor. Sync on Green (SoG) is a requirement as far as I know. The O2 on the other hand has a standard VGA out which makes connecting a monitor much easier. Next question is how to install IRIX. If you don't have a working netboot system so...
by tomvos
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2120

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

They are counting on the fact that we will be using handsets for the next 10 years, but Microsoft has a secret weapon in the Hololens and if they manage to make a lite version of this system, this could quite easily replace handsets in the future, leaving Apple in the dirt as far as telecommunicati...
by tomvos
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1408

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hmm, I always wish my Octane2 would spontaneously warp into a Tezro. Maybe I should take a lot of pictures of my Octane2 to motivate it to change its plane of existence? ;-)
by tomvos
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard and mouse advice
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Keyboard and mouse advice

Is there a way to get a USB keyboard and mouse pair to work with my Indy? If not, what is the best way to get a keyboard and mouse working? I'm using an USB->PS/2 adapter which was bundled with a cheap logitech mouse. It looks like this green thingy here: http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2005/11/23/p...
by tomvos
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1372

Re: Are we a dying breed?

I don't know if a PC graphics subforum is a good idea. Usually this seems to attract people to fight their AMD vs. nVidia flame war. :cry:
by tomvos
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3315

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

I guess monthly describes my usage pattern best. The SGIs are my hobby and that's fine. Currently I have no usage scenario in which I would use the SGIs for daily tasks. Besides, I think it's OK to use current hardware for daily tasks and on the job but still enjoy a good classic retro computer. Per...
by tomvos
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation
Replies: 30
Views: 3145

Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

Looks like they plan to build a less expensive board, too.

https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/prerelease.php
by tomvos
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 129
Views: 6002

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Hey, just a quick update ... I received my ATX PSU adapter a few weeks ago. Thanks a lot. It looks pretty good. I had no chance - or should I say no need - to use it for its intended purpose, but it's good to know there's a fallback once the PSU goes to heaven. Shipping was handled by Ian and as eve...
by tomvos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Scatter Background
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Scatter Background

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