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by Intuition
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Onyx R10k IR deskside on the 'Bay
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: Onyx R10k IR deskside on the 'Bay

When do we get to see the pictures? :D
by Intuition
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 300 MHz o2 startup issues. Ram?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 300 MHz o2 startup issues. Ram?

Yes, I ran Maya and Softimage and did both animation and render tests. The machine ran all day with no DIMM warnings as before.

I think it is good for now.
by Intuition
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 300 MHz o2 startup issues. Ram?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 300 MHz o2 startup issues. Ram?

I have had a few O2 ram sticks behave strangely and found that sometimes they worked when switched around into different sockets (of couse keeping pairs in the same size). However, some just completely did not work. That worked, thanks ! I tried reseating it but swapping them around fixed whatever ...
by Intuition
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FREE - Octane1, Origin200 - Derbyshire, UK
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: FREE - Octane1, Origin200 - Derbyshire, UK

Wow. A decent condition origin 200

If I didn't have on ocean to get over I'd take one or both. But I'm sure they'll go to a good home.

Hopefully, someday we can make molds of the plastics that go on these things in deskside mode and print our own.
by Intuition
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: With my SGI History Series complete, I have compiled all episodes for back-to-back viewing. Enjoy!
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: With my SGI History Series complete, I have compiled all episodes for back-to-back viewing. Enjoy!

Was already watching it. About half way through. :) Actually what I didn't know until today, even having watched these vids individually, was that the 540 workstation intel machines were capable of being a quad cpu setup. That's pretty serious hardware for the time. For me that would have been a ser...
by Intuition
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin200 cluster w/2 GIGAchannel expansion cabinets, 4xR10K 225 MHz, 4 GiB, headless
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Origin200 cluster w/2 GIGAchannel expansion cabinets, 4xR10K 225 MHz, 4 GiB, headless

I still haven't tried to fire up my o200 yet. It was new in box. No plastics or door. The guy who sold it to me was a 3rd party dev for SGI products. They used it to test some things and it was turned on and used very little then put right back in the box. I have the o200 in practically brand new co...
by Intuition
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: IRIS Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: IRIS Vision

NIce! Really fills in some of the historical blanks.
by Intuition
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.

Mental Ray was a nice alternative to renderman. It fell behind due to most other render engines being far easier to learn. Though mental ray came out of box with Maya, softimage, and 3dsmax, once you needed additional tender nodes it was very expensive. Essentially was an engine for only the big vfx...
by Intuition
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 300 MHz o2 startup issues. Ram?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

300 MHz o2 startup issues. Ram?

So I've been messing around with my o2 systems. The older one is the r12k 300 MHz. I recently broke it out and started it up. It began barking at me whilst on the desktop. That's the message about dimms. Now it doesn't want to boot to the desktop. It starts. Gives me some orange light and then shows...
by Intuition
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Maxx interactive desktop emulates Indy?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Maxx interactive desktop emulates Indy?

Read on Facebook that there is a Linux build that emulates Irix. Its called Maxx Interactive Desktop. It supposedly does Indy for now. Is supposed to be a modernized irix. Support for o2, octane, etc coming next year. http://www.maxxinteractive.com/site/ Am I late to the party? Has someone else post...
by Intuition
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: History of SiliconGraphics Part 7 is here! Final episode.
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: History of SiliconGraphics Part 7 is here! Final episode.

Love these vids. Thanks for the effort you've put into the history vids as well as the individual mips desktops. Its a sad tragic end for what should be in industry leader in the visual effects world. Sadly they really didn't understand that most people got into sgi because they were the only way ca...
by Intuition
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Why can't we sell/trade original commercial software?
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Why can't we sell/trade original commercial software?

In 2016 I tried to contact my friends at Pixar who work on Renderman. Many for over 10-15+ years. I told them I have an old legit Maya and sgi O2 and wanted to see if I could purchase an additional license of renderman for Maya, which wasn't even called that in Irix releases, so I could run it on my...
by Intuition
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Softimage 3.92

Fired up ol Softimage. I've used softimage. Maya. Lightwave. 3Dsmax. Houdini etc for years in Los Angeles. Since 1995. What is amazing is how Maya has many more features since the irix sgi days but is basically the same program. Softimage though, having gone through its various incarnations from iri...
by Intuition
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.

Fired up the 300mhz today. Hasn't been on in a while. New errors on screen. It froze up. I assume this is ram since it says dimm. I can't turn on the sw1600 until I get an ac adapter. I see a few on eBay but the connector on the back of the monitor looks like it takes a larger connection than the st...
by Intuition
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Finally going to hook up sw1600 to o2.

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