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by johnnym
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 73
Views: 4535

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Linux of some sort. We'll see what it comes with, though part of the advantage of this device is being able to build the system from the silicon up, so I would be a lazy sod if I didn't try to at least build the firmware from source and flash it. Hope to read something about this in your blog in th...
by johnnym
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 73
Views: 4535

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

ClassicHasClass wrote:MY TALOS IS SHIPPING MY TALOS IS SHIPPING MY TALOS IS SHIPPING IT'S HAPPENING IT'S HAPPENING IT'S HAPPENING

It arrives on Friday.

Congratulations, they've kept you waiting for some time now! Not sure if you already mentioned it, but have you already decided which OS you will use on it?
by johnnym
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][us] Rack full of AlphaServer ES47s (not mine)
Replies: 0
Views: 110

[ebay][us] Rack full of AlphaServer ES47s (not mine)

Maybe someone close to this item might want to check what it really includes: https://www.ebay.com/itm/KN73A-AC-ALPHA-ES47-80-CPU-54-30252-KF-no-licence-1-15-ghz/202022297010 ...because the pictures show a rack full of AlphaServer ES47s. I'm counting 8 machines or 4 if they're linked to form ES80s. ...
by johnnym
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun T5220 problem, no POST, no ok prompt
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Sun T5220 problem, no POST, no ok prompt

kaashif wrote:I guess I just got unlucky with the brand of memory in the server? These guys are talking about getting endless spinning with NEW memory.

Did the machine originally came with the installed Crucial memory and/or could the seller confirm that it worked like that?
by johnnym
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun T5220 problem, no POST, no ok prompt
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Sun T5220 problem, no POST, no ok prompt

UPDATE 2: I decided to make another account with: create /SP/users/admin role=Administrator cli_mode=alom Notice cli_mode=alom, which is not the default. Now when I SSH into this account, I see errors! Chassis | major: Jan 3 08:18:13 ERROR: could not find key dimma Chassis | major: Jan 3 08:18:55 E...
by johnnym
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Efficiency - PowerPC G4 vs. G5
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Efficiency - PowerPC G4 vs. G5

These are results for my first Power Macintosh G5 (type 11,2) with a single PPC970MP running at 2.0 GHz: root@powermac-g5:~# uname -a Linux powermac-g5 4.15.0-2-powerpc64 #1 SMP Debian 4.15.11-1 (2018-03-20) ppc64 GNU/Linux root@powermac-g5:~# lscpu Architecture: ppc64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit...
by johnnym
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Efficiency - PowerPC G4 vs. G5
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Efficiency - PowerPC G4 vs. G5

Challenge accepted. Added results for a Power Mac G5 type 7,3 with two slightly faster PPC970FX running at 2.3 GHz and newer Linux kernel and OS parts. Now also includes results for STREAM using this OpenMP version of STREAM : root@powermac-g5-2:~# uname -a Linux powermac-g5-2 4.15.0-2-powerpc64 #1...
by johnnym
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 73
Views: 4535

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

I settled on a Librebooted KGPE-D16 with two 16-core Opteron 6282SEs. Interestingly, Coreboot/Libreboot support for the KGPE-D16 was implemented by Raptor Engineering, before either of the TALOS projects. This machine should run Qubes with my Qubreboot script , and firmware-wise it ticks the "...
by johnnym
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 73
Views: 4535

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Btw, where the fark did this Twitter embed thing come from? It's obnoxious. Even moreso when it doesn't work at all if you don't have twitter.com enabled in your Javascript whitelist. Which would restore the intended behaviour. I just posted an URL and would have liked to just see the URL. I assume...
by johnnym
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 73
Views: 4535

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

johnnym wrote:The first systems from Raptor should be already shipping:


Maybe off topic, but what recent ARM workstations are they referring to? Are there any? I only know of ARM servers, e.g. with Cavium ThunderX2 processors etc..
by johnnym
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 73
Views: 4535

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Came in today via the debian-powerpc mailing list : SUBJECT: First Talos-II (POWER9) Benchmarks available Debian testing via the Phoronix Test Suite: https://openbenchmarking.org/result/1803284-AR-TALOS2RAP51 The first systems from Raptor should be already shipping: https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys...
by johnnym
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Efficiency - PowerPC G4 vs. G5
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Efficiency - PowerPC G4 vs. G5

Yesterday eve I was super bored, and decided to force my G5 Quad on two cores only (both cores on the same CPU) and reduced performance mode and benchmark it against the G4 dual 1.25. Even though we all know the G4s are more efficient, some numbers still surprised me. Interesting, I didn't anticipa...
by johnnym
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1020
Views: 39674

Re: your latest purchase

I haven't actually been able to figure out how to open the case on mine yet :oops:. So I'm not sure what the internal differences are. On obsolyte.com check the picture below "SS10 Rear Ports". The top machine is an Axil 311. You need to loosen the big slotted screws on left and right top...
by johnnym
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1020
Views: 39674

Re: your latest purchase

Just got an Axil 311 (excuse the bad picture) I also got one years ago. Actually a rare sight on Ebay. The eBay auction said it was actually a 320 in a 311 case. Spoilers: I don't think it is. The boot banner in the boot PROM says its a 311, and it has a 40MHz SuperSPARC. I'm pretty sure the 320 is...
by johnnym
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1020
Views: 39674

Re: your latest purchase

[...] I finally found this: a 2003 PT Cruiser GT Limited Edition with 46,000 miles. [...] The retired couple who owned it kept it in near-new condition and it's got some upmarket amenities like leather, heated seats, turbo, sunroof, etc. Never thought I'd actually own one of these oddball vehicles ...

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