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by Shiunbird
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempossd.html I like their products. And they won't be disposable if one day you decommission your G5, because they work with (and are even bootable) with PCs. I have not given up making the G5 bootable with it though. I think if I have two system disks in my G5 an...
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Too many beers? IBM PS/2 Model 70 MCA
Replies: 27
Views: 889

Re: Too many beers? IBM PS/2 Model 70 MCA

uunix wrote:Does anyone have an options disk for the XGA? I only have two files on it c8fdb.adf & @8fdb.adf


I'd PM ibmfiles. He seems to have everything IBM-related.
Great guy, has helped me a lot in the past.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Apple Cinema Display 30" on DCD V12?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Apple Cinema Display 30" on DCD V12?

Can you operate a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital in the reverse order?
The must be some device that acts as an aggregator of sorts.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

ClassicHasClass wrote:I think you need a Talos II. :)


I'm slowly filling my pig-bank, but for now I need to hunt with the tools I have. =)
Hopefully mid-2018.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

Hi guys, good day! Another step of hot-rodding my G5: achieving modern-levels of storage performance. With 6 SSDs I managed to achieve an average of 750MB/s read performance and 350MB/s write performance, faster than the trashcan Mac Pro for reads. screenshot.png My initial assumption was right. One...
by Shiunbird
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"

Gone are the days when you took a technical manual to bed and leafing through the pages, thinking, mmm that sounds good.. is it worth getting out of bed and firing up the machine. +1 on that When I was a kid and we would go to the farm, dad would not let me always take the computer (tower, CRT, mod...
by Shiunbird
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside

I happen to have a cousin in Montreal, but I haven't been in there in four years so...
"By the way, now you have 2 kids so I assume you have a truck as well? Do you have a spare room to keep a few computers for me? I'll pick up between now and next summer."
by Shiunbird
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 595
Views: 18551

Re: your latest purchase

Self-explanatory.
Thanks Dodoid!

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by Shiunbird
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!
Replies: 25
Views: 1143

Re: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!

Mine has arrived! Time to un-virtualize my proxy and firewall.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: does anyone happen to have a picture of the original packings?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: does anyone happen to have a picture of the original packings?

SiliconClassics' video shows one, albeit briefly, at 2:55.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk_JjfeChQA

edit: add time.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: Your first SGI encounter

It is not a SGI machine per se, but I would like to narrate my first encounter with a UNIX workstation. Back in school during my teenage years, I was a member of the aviation club. At some point, a brigadier of the Air Force became very supportive of the work we were doing there and arranged for us ...
by Shiunbird
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

IBM shoots themselves in the foot, daily. Sad and true. So much potential to waste... Although I must say, my X1 Carbon 4th gen is quite nice; the only reason why it has so much control in the UEFI is because of the IBM fragments and the fact Lenovo themselves want to be able to mute Intel ME per t...
by Shiunbird
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

Wow, that was fascinating.
Mainframes are incredible. I love the hardware-redundancy of everything, and how they are build to last and to just work. But boy, IBM can shoot itself on the foot at times. Security through obscurity can backfire badly.

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