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by Dodoid
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: The Octane Hardware Aggregator
Replies: 13
Views: 10591

Re: The Octane Hardware Aggregator

GeneratriX wrote:How is the crew?


If you haven't been here in a while (it looks like you haven't been too active since 2013), this might surprise you:
The only MIPS SGI workstation released during my lifetime was the Tezro.

Welcome back!
by Dodoid
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: GE8 Reality Engine board
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: GE8 Reality Engine board

pentium wrote:...

Quoting Pentium for notification.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/142470603687
Crimson GE8 for sale in Canada (from B&B systems in Montreal), now $300 USD.
by Dodoid
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!

Nice! I like the idea of case modding the Mini Indigo, even better if it runs Kronos :) . Be careful while sanding the back of the unit, there's one piece (the middle strip, between the two SBC cutouts) which is only strong when the top piece is on, otherwise it's flimsy and tends to snap.
by Dodoid
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:25 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: 10
Views: 313

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

Extremely interested. I'm in Ottawa and am looking for desksides.
Are both of these capable of running on normal 120v power?
by Dodoid
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!

Hi all! Yeah, a few people's units have arrived, including I think all of those who's ODROIDs were in the earlier batch, so it's moving along, albeit slowly. JohnnyJohnny and opcode's units should be shipping soon. Got the second batch of ODROIDs recently but my family has been extremely busy, makin...
by Dodoid
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Some concept screenshots I made a while ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Kronos 2.0 with IRENKA

Work is still underway. Public downloads (version 2.0-GDR4P) likely available around early September. Under the hood APIs, an installer, and some storage stuff are where I have spent most of my time. There are some screenshot-worthy improvements though. Seen here: desktop icons (yes, they turn yello...
by Dodoid
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Nice job and excellent information! I like the historical footage, I should use more of that in my system showcase videos. Between your excellent Indy video and the LGR's excellent Indigo2 review, I'm kind of glad that so far I've done the Octane and O2 :) .
by Dodoid
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 34
Views: 1959

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Extremely tempting product, would probably go with the 2 CPU bundle and add in the rest of the parts. I very much like the 100% free software aspect of it, though even at it's current (very good) price, the price of any high-end computing hardware can be hard to stomach. The CPUs are surprisingly ch...
by Dodoid
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 22
Views: 458

Re: Your first SGI encounter

Y888099 wrote:peeeeeceeeeee


I think we, as a forum, make this word longer by a few e's every time someone types it :lol: .
by Dodoid
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 22
Views: 458

Re: Your first SGI encounter

I had heard of them for a while, and was kind of interested in them, so when a collection selloff including my original 7 ( :Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :O2: :Indigo2: :Indy: :Indy: ) appeared on Kijiji and the guy was willing to trade for some laptops that I had laying around, I started researching t...
by Dodoid
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: [not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's

I don't know of any late Xeon SGI that looked like the "WAVE" machine. I think the last thing they made was the Virtu with BoXX, and they went out of business VERY shortly after that. I can't imagine they had time to make another generic PC, especially since spec wise it wouldn't have been...
by Dodoid
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 595

Re: A curious proposal

I hope it will be Python, or maybe Lua. I think it strikes a good balance between being relatively easy to learn and understand, while simultaneously introducing real code that those who learn it can adapt to other languages if you want. A lot of people seem to think that Scratch is a great way to t...
by Dodoid
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel CPU Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 652

Re: Fuel CPU Disabled

I don't think the fuel did worked before the graphics card swap, as apparently they cannot run without a graphics card and I did not have one. I was never able to access the PROM from the first serial port, only the L1, so nothing seems to have changed in that respect.
by Dodoid
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel CPU Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 652

Re: Fuel CPU Disabled

There's another possibility I have been wondering about. The power supply I'm using with you Fuel to ATX adapter has in the past had problems with more power consuming graphics cards in PCs. env says the voltages are fine, but maybe that's not to be trusted if the adapter is being used, or maybe the...
by Dodoid
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel CPU Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 652

Re: Fuel CPU Disabled

Unfortunately, even with debug set to 0x010d, the system still says CPU disabled.

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