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by astouffer
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 20
Views: 989

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Yeah you could use the javastation as a serial terminal. Without the network it boots to some JavaOS demo built in the flash. You'll need a boot server and NFS to export the filesystem. I always wondered if it was possible to flash another OS image instead.
by astouffer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

Someone was telling me even the later SPARC cpus and even some Alphas did speculative execution. Itanium might be safe :lol:
by astouffer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Spectre and Meltdown

For curiosity's sake I just ran the Spectre and Meltdown test script on my 8203-E4A box and here are the results:
by astouffer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

In an abandoned hospital in Fukushima Japan an octane is spotted in its native habitat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAWbktDoguY&t=10m55s
by astouffer
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hard drives from storage arrays
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Hard drives from storage arrays

It was from the 6.5.29 overlays.
by astouffer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hard drives from storage arrays
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Hard drives from storage arrays

Just wanted to post a problem I had trying to get a 146Gb SCA drive working in a Fuel. Again using those cheap 68 to 80 pin adapters require a modification for the drive to work http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=16731055 This is an HP Enterprise branded drive made by Fujitsu and the firmwar...
by astouffer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 129
Views: 6063

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Just wanted to confirm that a Corsair CX600 power supply works fine. Those Seasonic supplies have terrible reviews.
by astouffer
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

OS/400 or iSeries or whatever they call it now needs a license key or it times out after 70 days. I'm not sure about z/OS expiring. But depending on the hardware you'll need license keys to even boot. At least someone was nice enough to make a torrent of V5R2 recently.
by astouffer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)

ClassicHasClass wrote:The IBM service docs for the 850 say it's a circuit breaker, not a fuse.


It probably uses something like this http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ucc3916.pdf
by astouffer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Dead Fuel Power Supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Dead Fuel Power Supplies

If you're not comfortable working with electronics I wouldn't attempt this. These supplies are twice the parts density of a normal PC supply. In other words 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound box. There are two main boards with numerous daughter boards standing upright. The top output board had many lea...
by astouffer
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Dead Fuel Power Supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Dead Fuel Power Supplies

Yeah I just repaired a dead Sparkle power supply.
by astouffer
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Dead Fuel Power Supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Dead Fuel Power Supplies

Anyone with a dead fuel power supply laying around? I will take it off your hands. USA only.
by astouffer
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 20
Views: 989

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

I used to run one of the second gen javastations as a diskless NetBSD client. It booted from a DEC Alpha running NetBSD and remote X worked. I even had Netscape running with the Tru64 compatibility libs.
by astouffer
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

It sounds like you're pretty familiar with Z/OS. Have you watched any of the security talks on YouTube? Very eye opening. I'm not that familiar... there's only so much you can do on the emulator. I haven't watched the talks. Is there anything specific you would recommend? But there's this: https://...
by astouffer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

RAID levels 1+0 XD I'd love to play with such machine some day before I die... I spent far more time than reasonable fooling around with Hercules once upon a time. The day I own a majority share of any power company I'm getting one. The previous line (Z890) isn't that all that bad power wise. The s...

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