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by johnnym
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Alphastation 500/400MHz
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Alphastation 500/400MHz

Just updated all (done so for some hours), but then changed the kernel from 3.16 to 4.15 and now you need to reinstall debian or just change the symlink to let it boot up again. The MP version of the Debian Linux kernel 4.x might work on this machine. I also had no luck with any of the SP versions ...
by johnnym
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

The POWER6 is not vulnerable to Meltdown. It _is_ vulnerable to Spectre. It's not clear whether IBM will offer firmware patches for it yet. source: tested my own system with the PoC Hurrah for my POWER5 then. Not necessarily: POWER4 (and then most likely also PowerPC 970 and derivatives) and POWER5...
by johnnym
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

My whole setup draws 135W (2 x86 systems, 8 hard drives, a switch, a modem, 2 ARM boxes). If I would go non-x86 (use my POWER5 as a server, for example), I'd go to 500W+. The POWER5 eats 35W on standby! If you are aware of low power, non-x86, relatively modern stuff, I'd love to hear about. Maybe a...
by johnnym
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Low power home network setups
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Low power home network setups

Shiunbird gave me the idea. Why not collect some solutions for low power home network setups? I'm looking forward for your solutions, ideas, devices, etc. ... Let's start with Shiunbird's setup: My whole setup draws 135W (2 x86 systems, 8 hard drives, a switch, a modem, 2 ARM boxes). If I would go n...
by johnnym
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33194

Re: your latest purchase

Picked this up from Craigslist last weekend - it's an HP xw8400 workstation from 2007. Came with 16GB ECC memory (32GB max) and I've upgraded the processors to dual 3GHz Xeon x5365 for a total of 8 cores. It has onboard SATA, SAS, FireWire, IDE, and even has 9-pin serial, parallel, and floppy drive...
by johnnym
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][de] Fuel (not mine)
Replies: 1
Views: 219

[ebay][de] Fuel (not mine)

There's a :Fuel: available from Ebay Germany for 300.00 EUR "Buy it now" or "Make offer" from Mettingen (about 50km to Dutch border). No hinv output posted though and no information about its condition. The case looks very good AFAICS and there are photographs of the interior ava...
by johnnym
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10673

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

55cancri wrote:I have an early DEC Alpha here, the DEC AXP 3000-600. It has a crossbar made of 6 ASICS, and a 256 bit memory bus. http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/pdp-11/alpha_specs.html

Nice, I wonder what results STREAM would yield on your machine. What OS are you running on it?
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1939

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I have taken a pic of the first page test output that they gave me, it appears that they logged in to the console via the RSC. IMG_2952.JPG Yeah, looks like the boot messages of the RSC. The top part gives the credentials for login. I assume they used the RSC via its serial port, as (1) I don't thi...
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1939

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

If the machine is set up correctly, then how would I interface it with my Mac to give me a console over network? Have a look at the Remote System Control User's Guide . In general you should be able to use telnet - assuming this is available on OS X - to the configured IP address. If you don't know...
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1939

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

How do I set the mac up as a terminal, as I usually make use of a laptop with Windows XP on it? (hyper-terminal) I actually don't know. Quoting ClassicHasClass here, maybe he has an idea? If you have Homebrew installed you should be able to use screen with a similar command line than what I wrote a...
by johnnym
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 55
Views: 1939

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I received my V880z today. (everything inside the machine is absolutely brand new!) [...] I am unfortunately unable to run it up at the moment as I don't have the necessary: power cables, monitor cable or keyboard and mouse available to me at this time! As all of my other equipment is in Cape Town....
by johnnym
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 134
Views: 11635

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Raion-Fox wrote:Yeah that is a water cooled quad. Ive had a few G5 Macs... They're good for space heating but not much else.

No I don't think so, look at the PCI-X slots, the 11,2 type G5 Power Macs have PCI Express. This is most likely one of the first G5 Power Macs (type 7,2 or 7,3 from 2004).
by johnnym
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][us] Fujitsu/Sun/Oracle SPARC Enterprise M3000 (not mine)
Replies: 0
Views: 168

[ebay][us] Fujitsu/Sun/Oracle SPARC Enterprise M3000 (not mine)

The following two items look like a "cheap" entrance into relatively modern SPARC64 hardware, although according to the mentioned frequency of 2.75 GHz I assume they have a SPARC64 VII installed instead of a SPARC64 VII+ . And as these processors came as dual- or quad-core versions with SM...
by johnnym
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 107
Views: 4766

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Oh wow, that one I didn't even know about! I guess that means every major commercial RISC platform of the mid 90s got a laptop except MIPS... Don't forget this one . :) Although it must have been constructed closer to the end of the 90ies: We built the laptop over a six month period using parts fro...
by johnnym
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Unable to boot via bootp (Octane)

duck wrote:Some echo in here.

Sorry, yeah, might be :oops: , but I believe I still added some generally useful information on top of your description. :)

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