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by bjornl
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx deskside memory issues
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Onyx deskside memory issues

On a closer inspection of the back of my MC3 board it seems like I have damaged some resistors or capacitors :-( I don't think it can be fixed with some POD commands. This probably happened when removing or inserting the board, because I did that several times and at one time it felt a bit stuck. A ...
by bjornl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx deskside memory issues
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Onyx deskside memory issues

Hi, I decided to start up my Onyx during the winter holiday since it was a long time ago. I discovered that I will have to do the battery surgery on the NVRAM, I also discovered that some of my memory had been disabled. Since I manually can set the parameters to get this machine running I decided to...
by bjornl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Crimson...in Lego
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: SGI Crimson...in Lego

Of course. I didn't think of that. A deskside Onyx could has the same proportions. I was thinking of building a Lego (Origin 2000) out of Lego :-) With a 1/5 scale it would be a 37-38cm (15 inch) high piece. Put an Odriod XU4 into it and you have 8 cores and graphics, an "Onyx2". I will ch...
by bjornl
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Crimson...in Lego
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: SGI Crimson...in Lego

I looks very good How did you do that if you don't have a real Crimson to take measures from? The Crimson is of course not a difficult shape, but it looks like you have the proportions correct with the grey band and the skirt and everything. Did you just happen to have all the correct pieces and cor...
by bjornl
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: I'm out (almost)
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: I'm out (almost)

Ohh. One of them was dark grey. I didn't think of that. Maybe I have to come by again :D
I have plenty of granite ones though.
by bjornl
Mon May 15, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Origin 350 for graphics mod
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: WTB: Origin 350 for graphics mod

Thank you guys I actually have a G-brick in my Onyx2 which I bought a KTOWN2 for and tested with the O300. It was cool, but I didn't want to swap back and forth so I bought a second Onyx2 :-) However my O300 is in a short rack and I didn't like the looks of having a skinless G-brick on top of that. ...
by bjornl
Sun May 14, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Origin 350 for graphics mod
Replies: 5
Views: 432

WTB: Origin 350 for graphics mod

Hi, I'm interested in buying an Origin 350 to put V10 graphics into. These type of machines must still be in use, because they don't turn up on, for example, eBay. I have only seen parts, not whole machines. Because of shipping a seller in Europe is preferred, but maybe one "little" O350 i...
by bjornl
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: sgi crimsons. 2 of them
Replies: 17
Views: 1271

Re: sgi crimsons. 2 of them

So ... I guess it is local pickup only :-)
by bjornl
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx2 dual pipe graphics module with DPLEX
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Onyx2 dual pipe graphics module with DPLEX

Thank you for the replies.

I can't imagine the software I was thinking of is modified to make use of DPLEX.
I will have to settle with the speedup from my previous IR2 to IR2E :-)
by bjornl
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx2 dual pipe graphics module with DPLEX
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Onyx2 dual pipe graphics module with DPLEX

Hi, I just got my hands on an Onyx2 graphics module with two pipes and DPLEX option boards. I was thinking of running some old CAD benchmark just for the fun of it, so I wonder if DPLEX be used to accelerate OpenGL or is it mainly for video manipulation? When I looked around for information I came a...
by bjornl
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Compare firmware Symbios SYM8750SP
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Compare firmware Symbios SYM8750SP

Bought a SYM8750SP on eBay today. Same firmware version as my older cards according to the stickers. The sticker says 4.11 on my card and 4.11.00 on eBay card. I hope it means the same. It is version 4.16.00 on my newer card, but I can't find anything older than 4.19.00 on LSI homepage. The waybackm...
by bjornl
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Heavily upgraded Indigo2
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Heavily upgraded Indigo2

When I was going through some of my Indigo2s I found some interesting stickers on the side of the machine. This one have been through a lot of upgrades. CMNB007Y87 = R4400@175 CMNB007Y100 = R4400@200 CMNB007Y125 = R4400@250 CMNB007UF195 = R10000@195 I forgot to check the back of the machine to see w...
by bjornl
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Compare firmware Symbios SYM8750SP
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Compare firmware Symbios SYM8750SP

Thank you for your suggestions. I have downloaded the pcitree software and found a firmware update tool. I had only looked for firmware update for the oldest SYM cards since I already have them, but it turned out they are now calling them LSI8750. When I changed my search from SYM or SYMBIOS to LSI,...
by bjornl
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Compare firmware Symbios SYM8750SP
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Compare firmware Symbios SYM8750SP

Hi, I wonder if anyone here knows the best (easiest) way to compare firmware from two Symbios SYM8750SP SCSI cards. I haven't found any special firmware software on LSI homepage. Is there a way to do this with Linux or something? I have two of these sitting in a milling machine with a PC based contr...
by bjornl
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [EBAY] large collection (Germany)
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: [EBAY] large collection (Germany)

I'm a bit far away, but I think I also going to check this out.

Even though my wife will probably explode as well :shock:

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