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by praetor242
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [FR Sell] Indigo R4K
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: [FR Sell] Indigo R4K

What a fun machine. My first SGI was a used Indigo that came from a furniture manufacturer. I paid like $1300 for it, because it just started coming on the used market. It had the LG1, and then I upgraded it to an Elan. It was my daily driver for a long time. In high school, I took it with me for a ...
by praetor242
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 47
Views: 1010

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

RiscOS is so....weird. It's like this OS/2-ey, Mac OS weird combobulation. Does anyone actually do any serious work with it. I know it is/was big in the UK.
by praetor242
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 47
Views: 1010

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

That's actually not too bad for a board with that sort of beastly processor. I mean, those PPC boards are like 2 grand. I'm sure they could get the units if they did it.
by praetor242
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 47
Views: 1010

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Raion-Fox wrote:Sunway Taihulight is NOT Alpha based, I would know as I was in China, did some research there.


Yummy. Did you get to play with it?
by praetor242
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 47
Views: 1010

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

The Sunway TaihuLight is a beautiful system. Nice rack design and plenty of shiny lights. It's just sexy, even if it is Chinese. But it's exciting it's running an Alpha-ish processor. As much as I love, love, love SGI machines, I'd love them even more if they had Alpha chips in them. :p Those things...
by praetor242
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: sgi crimsons. 2 of them
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: sgi crimsons. 2 of them

*hugs MrBill* sounds like a sad dilemma. :( Someone on here will take them. I would if I had the money for them and the ungodly shipping to get them here.
by praetor242
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: sgi crimsons. 2 of them
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: sgi crimsons. 2 of them

Yeah. These are sought after. I'm sure they'll have a happy home.
by praetor242
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: SoftImage HALP!

it wasn't faster but cheaper because you could buy a bunch of x86s for the price of one sgi and then it was faster if you ran them all at once. I can see that. A decked Octane would have been $40k, and an Origin to do rendering would cost a small fortune. There is something that seems so....gross.....
by praetor242
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: SoftImage HALP!

I read somewhere (I think it was highend3d.com), that when Microsoft bought Softimage and turned it into Softimage|XSI, the IRIX version was just a half baked wrapper around the win32 version using something shitty like wine. Almost like they _intentionally_ made XSI on IRIX suck. A few of these dem...
by praetor242
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Glib failing thread test
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Glib failing thread test

So it appears nekoware's GCC C++ compiler is broken. I wrote a quick 'hello world' program, and tried compiling it with g++, and it bitched about pthread and didn't compile. I noticed this when gmp kept failing with --enable-cxx. So I'm following This ( http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Build_GCC_4.7.1_o...
by praetor242
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: SoftImage HALP!

I tried Maya 6.5 on my O2 and it puked. Softimage is super snappy. I've been watching alot of demo videos on Youtube (not that there are a ton) and it seems to be very capable for the things I want it to do, which is fart around with it and impress my friends on Facebook :P
by praetor242
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Glib failing thread test
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Glib failing thread test

Yeah, I'm not thrilled about using GCC, especially the last IRIX supported version (4.7) because it doesn' t have all the optimizers the latest version has. GCC is actually pretty quick, just not this version. It was dark times. I'd prefer to use MIPSPro, but no getting glib to compile with it is go...
by praetor242
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: SoftImage HALP!

Yup. Building a Cornell Box. Now just need to figure out how to do things like radiosity, caustics, etc. I have that book coming, Inside Softimage. I only got it for $3 from Half Priced Books. It was like $37 on eBay! I like SoftImage though. Once you go through the interface walkthrough, it really ...
by praetor242
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Glib failing thread test
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Glib failing thread test

That makes sense jpstewart. I'll compile my own GCC. My O2 is running 6.5.22. But yeah, no amount of futzing with MIPSPro will get it to work. I talked to the glib devs and they said it's best to just build it with gcc (and then gave me a million reasons why)

Thanks!
by praetor242
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: SoftImage HALP!

WHOO HOO!! I've been spending the morning going over those tutorials and have my first {shitty} render of something. http://i.imgur.com/cAycw4X.jpg Once you learn the interface, it's really intuitive. Unlike Blender. I hate Blender. It's so not user friendly. I plan on getting Inside Softimage.

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