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by Irinikus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 91
Views: 3434

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Besides the Cray 2, the Cray T90 has to be one of my absolute favourites. 15-crayT90.jpg I really miss the days when super computers were singular units and not generic racks. If any of you have ever taken a close look at a Cray 3 module, you would see that this was an ingenious way of packaging die...
by Irinikus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 91
Views: 3434

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I think a fully upgraded Starfire - assuming they're extremely rare today - would be exactly what I wish to find these days! :D (plus a supply of free energy...) An awesome system indeed! 263e2308197cd8e81bcb028136a3492c.jpg It has the styling of some of the early Cray's. (before Cray's became a bu...
by Irinikus
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Indigo2 10k Impact in excellent condition - Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: FS: Indigo2 10k Impact in excellent condition - Toronto

JohnnyJohnny wrote:Keeping the Octane2, and my "other" Indigo2 is a Frankenstein PC (AMD-powered Linux Mint/Windows 10 dual boot).

I'm working on my second amateur telescope build (127mm refractor), finishing up a custom 3D printer, and starting in on some custom Lego models.


Sounds cool!
by Irinikus
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Indigo2 10k Impact in excellent condition - Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: FS: Indigo2 10k Impact in excellent condition - Toronto

Beautiful system!

I would have taken this off you in a heart beat if the timing was right, but I'm in the process of purchasing my V880 and it's just costing me way too much.

Please tell me that you're keeping your Octane 2 and your other Indigo 2.

What's your new project, if I may ask?
by Irinikus
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [Not Mine] Indigo2 Impact R4400 on dutch marktplaats.nl
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: [Not Mine] Indigo2 Impact R4400 on dutch marktplaats.nl

That's a really neat job!

I really wonder why they never produced Dallas chips with replaceable batteries? (pure commercialism I suppose)

Thanks for sharing, as we'll all have to carry out this mod someday.
by Irinikus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

spiroyster wrote:
jan-jaap wrote:
vishnu wrote:Personally not a big believer in Java as a technology

Yeah, me too. But that cup of java looks like I might enjoy it :)

idk, it gives a nice performance boost!


I always say that life doesn’t begin until you’ve had a good cup of coffee in the morning! :D
by Irinikus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New Tezro owner
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: New Tezro owner

Nice one! You can tell if it has two or four CPU’s by the number of heat sinks present underneath the metal shroud covering the CPU’s. The board number should be found just below the top RAM Bank, under the top most VRM, if you google this number, you can find out what type of CPU’s the machine has....
by Irinikus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed
Replies: 40
Views: 965

Re: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed

Yeah I think this is right - the GE EEPROM stores the board configuration along with the default vfo and will use this when it matches, otherwise default to something sensible. This certainly explains the problems we both had. It doesn't matter, the Yeah I think this is right - the GE EEPROM stores...
by Irinikus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed
Replies: 40
Views: 965

Re: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed

Hi Jeb, I was unfortunately not able to dump the GE EEPROM, as I was unable to properly access the graphics system when I went in via serial. The system told me that the graphics pipeline appeared to be managed,but was unresponsive. I do however know that it was trying to output a resolution of: 219...
by Irinikus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

That’s very cool!
It’s also in very good condition!
by Irinikus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed
Replies: 40
Views: 965

Re: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed

OK!!! I managed to fix the problem by going into IRIX with one raster manager installed and typing the command: “/use/gfx/sermon 1280x1024_60” The machine then asked me if I wanted this setting to be the new power on default? I said yes, it made the adjustment and I powered the machine down. I then ...
by Irinikus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed
Replies: 40
Views: 965

Re: Onyx 2 IR3 Resolution Issue with 2 RM's installed

I have managed to take a look at my Onyx2 and I am still having problems! Here’s a screenshot of the consol when the system has one raster manager fitted: (take notice of the graphical information regarding screen resolution etc) 7F8F60B2-7EA3-4BAE-BF07-4255EB14835A.jpeg Here’s a screenshot of the c...
by Irinikus
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Wow, that is a thing of beauty! Where did you find one in such pristine condition? The thing's gotta be darn near 20 years old by now. :shock: I've never seen one In Real Life but it looks like this information might be accurate: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/html_single...
by Irinikus
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

I have managed to get my hands on a JavaStation, but I will have to gent my hands on at least one more of these systems to be able to get one up and running. For now, it will just have to act as a nice desk top ornament! does anyone here have any experience with one of these systems? IMG_2664.jpg IM...
by Irinikus
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

Your v880 even has those bottom side panels!.. often those are missing and just show shiny metal. QEMU runs on Solaris/SPARC.. if you wanted to run some Intel-based OSs. A more modern firefox and OpenOffice than what IRIX has. This system will be very usable even in a modern sense. I have some V480...

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