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by johnnym
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun T5220 problem, no POST, no ok prompt
Replies: 6
Views: 176

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: 176

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: 627

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: 627

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: 68
Views: 4298

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: 68
Views: 4298

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: 68
Views: 4298

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: 68
Views: 4298

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: 627

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: 999
Views: 38511

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: 999
Views: 38511

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: 999
Views: 38511

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 ...
by johnnym
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 372
Views: 24745

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

See attached for the benchmark binaries, source code and all results – there are about 160 result files from many common platforms - x86/DOS, MIPS/IRIX, PA-RISC/HP-UX, Itanium/HP-UX, 68k/amiga, ARM/WinCE, SH3/WinCE and multiple CPU architectures running Linux. Thanks a lot. I may add a few results ...
by johnnym
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Good starter machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1140

Re: Good starter machine?

vishnu wrote:With a Sun PCI Express XVR-2500 Graphics Accelerator you could use the V445 as a workstation! Hmmmm, now I'm tempted... 8-)

If our desks were deep enough we could just use it as desktop below our displays and feel the cool breeze of air 8-) sucked into the machine... :lol:
by johnnym
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 372
Views: 24745

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

swarm wrote:Recent pointless things?
2) Benchmarking HP 9000 C100 integer performance per cycle using an own benchmark that I run on all old computers. Not as bad as I expected...

That's interesting! Is that benchmark freely available for use and do you have a results page for your tested machines?

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