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by Krokodil
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Graphics Card for Digital Personal Workstation
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Video Card for Digital Personal Workstation

Normally, I would recommend the Oxygen 2D accelerator card but that seems only to work with EV6 and yours is EV5. There is a Radeon 7000 as well, but I don't know if that works with your processor. I think it is 32MB and has 3D support. The ELSA and PowerStorm apparently have some limitations when i...
by Krokodil
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Announcing The IRIX Network
Replies: 60
Views: 2279

Re: Announcing IRIX.pw

HTTPS would be nice, though of course leave HTTP an option... wait, if it's incompatible, does that drive D1 sales? :) I'm not running GET commands. More, the Wiki will eventually have an archive of useful/important threads. If you want, you can email me a list of threads you think deserve archivin...
by Krokodil
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Good starter machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1179

Re: Good starter machine?

Sun Ultra 5. They don't seem to be considered worth much these days and some people are selling huge lots of them. But the machine has decent specs for the time.

It's kinda like the Alphaserver DS10 of Sun.
by Krokodil
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Announcing The IRIX Network
Replies: 60
Views: 2279

Re: Announcing IRIX.pw

Hopefully you can get more traffic over there. Every time I look at it, there's very little if anything new and that sucks. :( It will have to be able to run without HTTPS, since alot of older computers browsers don't support modern encryption protocols. On the other hand it may end up being inacces...
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 38
Views: 1410

Re: Things to buy....

A VAXstation. Even if it just lives as a museum piece.
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 7810

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

Not interested in that cloud computing stuff. I'm not going to pay someone to host my files, or rent computer time. No matter what they do, there will always be a way for people to have their own computers, even if it's just a Raspberry PI, or something like that and I intend to continue to do so, f...
by Krokodil
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: WSI WEATHERProducer and Showfx
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: WSI WEATHERProducer and Showfx

If you do find it, make sure you hold onto it tightly, because you may never find it again.
by Krokodil
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?

What you really want for long term archival purposes is M-DISC. It's like carving your data into a stone disk.
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 7810

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

ClassicHasClass wrote:
alexott wrote:Talos is absolutely a no go with such high price. For that amount of money I can build a Xeon monster


Go for it. Just don't complain in 10 years when your only choice is Intel no matter how much you pay.


That's a depressing and bleak dystopian future. :(
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Gliding / Glider simulator
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Gliding / Glider simulator

The only thing remotely close to a flight simulator is Certain Impact. It's more of an arcade game than anything, but it is cool anyways. IT's a WWI biplane game, where you have to blow up the train before it gets to it's destination, while avoiding and destroying the enemy planes sent to intercept ...
by Krokodil
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 7810

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

ClassicHasClass wrote:Well, the Talos II should make it to Q4 orders in March is what they're saying. Boards are already in mass production. Looking forward to mine.


Just make sure the package isn't intercepted by the tailored operations unit. ;)
by Krokodil
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Things that make your blood boil

Mostly only selling widescreen monitors and not standard definition ones. That really pisses me off. I don't care if joe six pack wants to watch DVD's, sell me a proper sized screen, thanks. Trying to get rid of physical media. What's gonna happen if the internet goes down and everyone is dependent ...
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1598

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

Not real excited at the notion that I should have to replace my Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge machine because of this stupid issue. Though the Sandy Bridge machine is in its twilight years, I just don't feel like spending money to replace it, right now. Atleast the Alpha, MIPS and SPARC aren't affecte...
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?

Has to have 24 bit graphics. A decent amount of working software and preferably a decent sound card. I prefer to be able to use them like a PC. I don't mind doing command line, as long as I'm not stuck with only that. That's why I pretty much only have SGI's. But do have an Alpha configured as a wor...
by Krokodil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 57
Views: 2887

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Not every SGI will survive for forever, but if it's honestly something we care about (and I have every indication that we do), we certainly have the skills, knowledge, and technology to keep a lot of units of a lot of models of SGIs running for a lot of years into the future. Nothing is forever. Es...

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