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by johnnym
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][de] R4600PC Indy for cheap (not mine)
Replies: 0
Views: 46

[ebay][de] R4600PC Indy for cheap (not mine)

There's an Indy with R4600PC and extra stuff (keyboard, mouse, cam, CRT display, external CD-ROM and HDD, documentation, etc.) available for small money (only 60 EUR for the whole stuff!) on Ebay Germany currently: https://www.ebay.de/itm/232534450430 But you'll have to fetch it from Hannover. Good ...
by johnnym
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 91
Views: 3472

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...)
by johnnym
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23192

Re: your latest purchase

It's also a Sonnet. The urban legend is that Motorola sent them some 1GHz parts when they were out of the 800MHz ones, so Sonnet made a small run of the faster card. The various estimates of how many were made are all less than 200, and some dude on ePay had three of them in the original box! Must ...
by johnnym
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23192

Re: your latest purchase

Got one of the hard to find 1GHz G4 upgrades for the beige PCI Power Macs. Though the bus holds these systems back, the L3 cache doubles to 2MB, so that should help quite a bit. My 7300 has the 800MHz/1MB version of this card and this ought to be a very welcome upgrade, since it is primarily a clas...
by johnnym
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] R4K Indigo2 (teal) - looks like new (not mine)
Replies: 1
Views: 148

[ebay][uk] R4K Indigo2 (teal) - looks like new (not mine)

There's currently an R4K Indigo² in teal skins available on Ebay UK from Newport Pagnell, starting a 100 GBP:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-Indigo-2-with-GR2-graphics-in-teal/122708634852

Judging from the first four pictures I'd say it looks like new, but see for yourself.
by johnnym
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE

Irinikus wrote:Why not just use three LED's?

That could also work well and would make it easier to overlap the beam angle of the LEDs.
by johnnym
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE

It is possible to see two distinct light sources when viewed exactly from the front, but within 15 degrees or so they combine into a single solid white bar. Thanks for the frontal picture, I think it still looks great. Maybe when you bend the LEDs a little closer to each other, but then the rest of...
by johnnym
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE

The LEDs came out amazing. They look bright white in the photo, but they are a much softer white in real life. In person they look exactly the way I remember the originals. Looks great on the picture above. I made a similar modification to the light bars of my two Octanes end of 2016 but used only ...
by johnnym
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1187

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

uunix wrote:And then of course there is the size...

BFGComputer.jpg

Where do you put that fscking thing? It's bigger than the woman in the pic!!

You put a pillow on it and use it as a stool.
by johnnym
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)
Replies: 41
Views: 1187

Re: Dubious Tezro on ebay (certainly not mine!)

Hombre71 wrote:http://www.ebay.de/itm/Computer-vintage-SGI-Tezro-CMN-027-/182762230085?hash=item2a8d7a5145:g:uBEAAOSw67lZuGCA

I might be wrong, but wasn't the machine in the 800 - 900 EUR range, when Hombre71 first posted the link? Now it's at 970 EUR. Or was it orginally without buy-it-now option? :?
by johnnym
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy RAM
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Indy RAM

shuveb wrote:I did check out SGI Depot, but didn't come up with anything there either.

Have you already checked Ian's Parts/Spares page?
by johnnym
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 29
Views: 945

Re: Sunfire v880

I am about to acquire one of these machines with the following specs: Sun Fire V880 New Open Box 8x 1.2GHz CPUs 16GB RAM 1x 73GB 3x PSUs Deskside unit [...] There is a really mean graphics card that can be installed: The XVR-4000, which takes up one of the processor slots, therefore only allowing f...
by johnnym
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][de] 2 x Octane (not mine)
Replies: 1
Views: 137

[ebay][de] 2 x Octane (not mine)

There are two Octane's available on Ebay Germany, located in Berlin, no shipping, for 180 EUR each or offer: http://www.ebay.de/itm/sgi-silicon-graphics-octane-workstation-jh/263193173297 The pictured configuration - I don't know if it's identical for both items, though - includes: ⋅  late...
by johnnym
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3059

Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

vishnu wrote:Can't understand their reluctance because from Alan Coopersmith's twitter banner it looks like Oracle has been using Solaris 12 internally for almost three years:

Seems like he's still working on the next Solaris release at Oracle.

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