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by Irinikus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Yes it is an awesome machine. Yet I was saddened the other day to discover it couldn't even play more than 480p videos, given the available mplayer. I thought about selling everything once again (yes, I'm short on money these days) but came back to my senses. 8-) Not that it will necessarily make a...
by Irinikus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Origin 2400 Rack spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: SGI Origin 2400 Rack spacing

Very nice!
by Irinikus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Intergraph GLZ1 OpenGL Card (SMT299 + SMT303)
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Intergraph GLZ1 OpenGL Card (SMT299 + SMT303)

That's some really nice, rare kit you have there, I like!
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 755
Views: 25172

Re: your latest purchase

The type of styling is actually quite similar, come to think of it! :D The interesting thing here though is that the JavaStation-10 actually predated the 320/540 by about two years! (It may have, in a way, even served as the initial design inspiration for the Visual Workstation's exterior design, wh...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

I drew the line at tall rack systems. And then I cheated and got a 4D/380 Predator rack :mrgreen: At some point when you have lots of systems, various infrastructure bits make sense and they usually come in 19" form factor (console server, network switches, FDDI concentrator, disk arrays, ...)...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

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 ? ...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

For me, the Indigo2 has to be one of the more solid systems - but the higher end Max IMPACT cards are a lot more fragile than Solid IMPACT due to TRAM issues. Part of the issue with later systems as well is that SGI was doing a lot more poorly financially, so some corners were cut to try and reduce...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Which system with good performance do you think would probably be the easiest to keep going far into the future? Define "good performance" ;) Seriously though: if a 5 year old MacPro crushes an 8 CPU Onyx 350 by an order of magnitude , how do you think any SGI will compare to a contempora...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Which system with good performance do you think would probably be the easiest to keep going far into the future?
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

The desksides have always been the holy grail of hardware i one day wished to own. I really would not want to trade this stuff for anything in the world, but i am getting concerned about the long term feasibility of keeping these things running. At some point, we're all probably just going to have ...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

The missing and blown component is on a daughter board, you can maybe request the seller to send you another daughter board at their expense. The tantalum cap is probably the same as the one next to it, but I don't know what the broken component is. It's probably easiest to request a new daughter bo...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

Take a look at the stickers on the boards, the numbers are different! (different boards) s-l1600.jpg P1030674_preview.jpg The board that they sold you was not the one that they had pictured in their listing! The damage to the board isn't shipping damage, thats a blown tantalum cap, they sold you a b...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 868

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

It seems a real shame if the global stock of O2s is reducing on account of broken skins. There was a rackmountable "naked" version, from which I infer the machine will work without plastics, so where is the supply of (cheaper ;-) ) skinless O2s for those who just want the functionality? S...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 755
Views: 25172

Re: your latest purchase

miod wrote:Yes, I own a Krups, and I also have a friends' MrCoffee on ``infinite'' loan.


I will have to keep a look out for a MrCoffee myself, as this is also a very cool little machine.
by Irinikus
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 755
Views: 25172

Re: your latest purchase

I managed to get another JavaStation. (a brand new unit that still even has the securing tape on it, plus the owners manual!) You're lucky. Be very careful with the purple "wings", the plastic notches which allow you to close them again after having opened them to plug the various cables,...

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