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by Trippynet
Wed May 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 58
Views: 1119

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

They can be more expensive, but it varies. Also because SGI made several different IMPACT-ready PSUs. There's a 36A one and a 48A one, plus several different revisions of them. There's a full list of the different ones on Ian's site in his parts section.
by Trippynet
Tue May 16, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay, not mine, Indigo2 10000 Extreme
Replies: 3
Views: 168

eBay, not mine, Indigo2 10000 Extreme

Indigo2 on eBay (not mine). Purple skins (front door looks intact), R10k and Extreme badges. Does seem to power up and plays the Indigo2 jingle, but no hinv listed and I cannot see any hard drives included. Currently at £30 and in Hampshire, UK. Might be worth a punt if anyone lives near there... ht...
by Trippynet
Tue May 16, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ebay Rating ?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Ebay Rating ?

Hmm, the name is a bit of a giveaway :)
by Trippynet
Tue May 16, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 98
Views: 2706

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Grand, RM is fine for me. As with uunix, no desperate rush for mine as my existing Fuel PSU is still working fine at the moment. And with moving house, I doubt it'll be powered up again until early June anyway.
by Trippynet
Tue May 16, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX 6.5.15m and upgrading
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: IRIX 6.5.15m and upgrading

Personally, I'd always recommend cloning the original disk first. Just always gives you something to go back to if you need it, then gives you the freedom to play around with the Fuel - knowing you've got a copy of all the original data in case you do want to find an old license or something. Of cou...
by Trippynet
Mon May 15, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 98
Views: 2706

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Hi Ian, will these be sent via UPS, or via another service? I'm in the process of moving house (sent my new address to Kubatyszko). Just conscious from past experience that my nearest UPS depot is over 1 hour drive away (if I miss the delivery). If it'll be Royal Mail (or similar), then no problem. ...
by Trippynet
Sun May 14, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Why can't we sell/trade original commercial software?
Replies: 13
Views: 397

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

It's at times like this that you enter the dodgy area of abandonware. Maya isn't abandonware because it's still available for sale. Would it be morally wrong to acquire an SGI copy for free despite them refusing to sell one to you? Probably. Would it be morally wrong though to buy a license for PC a...
by Trippynet
Fri May 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: End of the line for Itanium
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: End of the line for Itanium

The writing has been on the wall for a long while. It's interesting to see how many times Intel has tried to introduce new architectures to complement or replace x86, and each time they've failed badly. Still, Itanium will unfortunately be remembered for killing off Alpha, MIPS and PA-RISC as so man...
by Trippynet
Tue May 09, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Why can't we sell/trade original commercial software?
Replies: 13
Views: 397

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

Part of the issue is that a lot of software licenses do state that they aren't transferable. Not all of course, but plenty do mention it. Hence with such software, even though you've bought a legal license, it can be illegal to re-sell it.
by Trippynet
Tue May 09, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 panic with ethernet
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Indigo 2 panic with ethernet

japes wrote:kind of wish I had a 10000 badge but oh well...


Ian sells all the various badges for a fiver each, and I'm sure a few others will have some going spare as well if you want to complete the look :)
by Trippynet
Sun May 07, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: EBAY US - What's this? Infinite Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: EBAY US - What's this? Infinite Performance

From what I found online for it: The Scalable Graphics Compositor (SGC) can recieve 2 or 4 DVI digital video inputs and combine them into a single video output with increased performance. Input is provided by 2 or 4 InfinitePerformance graphics pipelines (in V-Brick) that render only a part of the f...
by Trippynet
Wed May 03, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI History Part 6 is done! This one covers the O3K, O300, Octane2, O2+, second gen Visual Workstation, and SGI 750.
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: SGI History Part 6 is done! This one covers the O3K, O300, Octane2, O2+, second gen Visual Workstation, and SGI 750.

I think SGI were quite stuck for a while to be honest. The Itanium announcement was simply made too soon, and SGI scaled back MIPS/IRIX development at the same time. This essentially left them with an aging platform that wasn't being properly developed, whilst the replacement one quickly went from b...
by Trippynet
Tue May 02, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Turning off environment checking on a fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Turning off environment checking on a fuel

If it's just the fans not spinning and you don't mind running with no environmental monitoring, it might be easier to just use some molex adapters and power the fans that way.
by Trippynet
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 98
Views: 2706

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

I'll stick with bank transfer if it's OK with you, nice and easy seeing as I have you set up as a recipient already :)
by Trippynet
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 91
Views: 2237

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

The nicest one I've personally owned was my R61, but the X201 I'm using as a daily driver now is quite nice as well. I'm a big fan of the X201 as well. Classic keyboard, and (surprisingly) a decent trackpad too with proper buttons. Most Thinkpads have absolutely awful trackpads - one of my company ...

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