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by Jack Luminous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ADAT. And the secret is...
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: ADAT. And the secret is...

Toslink used for audio is either adat or spdif format. In the case of Octane, it is adat. 8 channel of audio up to 24bit/48kHz. I got it working using some recording equipment with the same format. There nothing special to do, just check that the freq is the same both side. Normally one side is the ...
by Jack Luminous
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

I've done it and it works. You can also do the same with another device : Dr Bott SGI Saver. You can sometimes find them cheap on ebay. I've never seen one of these for sale. I mean, amazon seems to have them but they are more expensive than the multi link adapter... also it shows a picture of some...
by Jack Luminous
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SOLVED: Stoopid Dell monitor
Replies: 29
Views: 557

Re: Stoopid Dell monitor

FWIW, I recently bought a cheap 32'' ips monitor : https://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00229400.html It's sold in the US too on amazon : https://www.amazon.com/RAEAN-Tech-REX-32-QHD-2560x1440/dp/B075GGJGKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515682856&sr=8-1&keywords=RAEAN+tech+REX+QHD It's a QHD resolutio...
by Jack Luminous
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

I have an HP EliteDisplay E241i for my Mac Pro, it simply will not display the image from the Octane properly. Colour is washed out and the image sits halfway across the panel. Picture halfway across the panel, usually it's because the display needs a VFO with certain reduced blanking values. I let...
by Jack Luminous
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Cryptocurrency?

I don't think there's anything to worry about. Yes, it's possible to build an expert system that is capable of beating a human at a board game, but an AI that not only exceeds, but is capable of overwhelming the entirety of the of the human presence on this planet? No conceivable way, not now, not ...
by Jack Luminous
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SGI and current CGI? Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: SGI and current CGI? Help?

LOL
by Jack Luminous
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

I would like to just get an SGI multilink adaptor, Then maybe the 13w3 out to vga would then be converted properly by the multilink adaptor to show the Octane on a 1600sw. Honestly never seen an Octane displayed on an 1600sw. I've done it and it works. You can also do the same with another device :...
by Jack Luminous
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD

Interesting! For comparaison sake, here are some diskperf result I posted long ago about FC-AL enclosure plugged into FC-AL XIO card in an Octane2. Perf is for a single disk as the enclosure is not raided or stripped etc. I think it would be a cheaper way to achieve fast I/O than using SSD. Cobalt 1...
by Jack Luminous
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 51
Views: 1819

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Not that it will necessarily make a huge difference for video playback (I'm not knowledgeable here), but what graphics hardware does your Octane2 have? It's a dual head with V12/V10. I performed the video test with the V10 but I doubt it makes any difference. It's really the decoding part that caus...
by Jack Luminous
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 51
Views: 1819

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

The Octane2 R14K 600MHz is an awesome machine and in my opinion a very good machine to focus your resources on, to keep it running well into the future. (it runs IRIX properly) :D Yes it is an awesome machine. Yet I was saddened the other day to discover it couldn't even play more than 480p videos,...
by Jack Luminous
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 51
Views: 1819

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

I only run an Octane and an O2. I have almost every part in double (or triple sometimes). I even have a spare dual R14K/600Mhz module for the Octane just in case. Every once in a while when I'm short on money I'm thinking about selling it but then I think "what if the damn thingamabob fails ? I...
by Jack Luminous
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 920
Views: 32466

Re: your latest purchase

SONY DSR 70p - Portable DVCam editing unit.. it's super cute :D It has all in the innies and outies I need and super small. IMG_0161 (002).jpg It's the little unit on the left, shown here connected to the Serial in of an o2 running effects. How much did you pay for it ? I'm looking for something si...
by Jack Luminous
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: MPlayer won't compile
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: MPlayer won't compile

Great news ! Eager to try the thing ! BTW, I was slightly disappointed the other day. I found the right cable to connect my Octane2 (2x600Mhz) to my new LCD and immediately proceeded to test some videos. I hadn't realized that mplayer on a dual 600 machine wasn't able to play 720p videos. Max is 480...
by Jack Luminous
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB : SGI compliant female 13W3 to male VGA cable (UPDATE : FOUND!)
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: WTB : SGI compliant female 13W3 to male VGA cable (short length OK)

Quick update : I found a supplier for 13W3 cables with the right genre and pinout. http://www.cablematic.fr/rechercheur/13w3/1_comma_2-m-cable-RVB-Video-_open_parenthesis_1xHD15_hyphen_M_slash_1x13W3_hyphen_H_close_parenthesis_/VG40/?pag=1 They have everything needed and with the right SGI pinout. I...
by Jack Luminous
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB : SGI compliant female 13W3 to male VGA cable (UPDATE : FOUND!)
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: WTB : SGI compliant female 13W3 to male VGA cable (short length OK)

Yes, Like this but for SGI. Those for sale on ebay are usually for Sun and pinout is slightly different than SGI.

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