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by fieldframe
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: (Surrey, UK) XIO stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 363

FS: (Surrey, UK) XIO stuff

Hi all, I'm having a clearout and found some SGI stuff. All believed to be working. If any parts don't work I'll refund your payment. All parts are in antistatic bags. 1x IOG6 (turn your Origin 2000 into an Onyx2) 7x XIO shoehorns (fill those empty slots) - these have a variety of boards installed i...
by fieldframe
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: UK breaking Onyx2 and hard drives
Replies: 0
Views: 230

FS: UK breaking Onyx2 and hard drives

Hi all, The rack Onyx2 is being dismantled but the gfx module is probably spoken for. Parts for Onyx2/Origin 2000 2x IO6G modules (one was a spare) 7x XIO shoehorns with 1Gbit fibre channel boards in 2x XIO dual 1Gbit fibre channel 2x compute module fan trays (one was a spare) Front LCD display MMSC...
by fieldframe
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Incomplete rack Onyx2
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: FS: Incomplete rack Onyx2

Any interest? I'm now willing to part out the machine. It has good (but not perfect) skins, a working MMSC+display and as far as I recall a working GFX module but needs a new PSU. I really do have to move this one way or another. The other way is to take it for recycling! I really, really don't want...
by fieldframe
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Silicon Graphics GDM-20E21 blink orange light
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Silicon Graphics GDM-20E21 blink orange light

I had an SGI (really a Sony trinitron) monitor that did this. Im my case it was caused by anode overvoltage - too many volts on the anode and you start to get X-rays. The monitor has a circuit to detect this and shut down. But I think the flashing error light can mean one of many things - there is a...
by fieldframe
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Mega MIPS system on The Register
Replies: 21
Views: 1788

Mega MIPS system on The Register

Did anyone else see this already? Read the paragraph at the bottom.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/25 ... page2.html


Simon
by fieldframe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Powering Origin2k or onyx2 deskside in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Powering Origin2k or onyx2 deskside in UK

I've run a rack Onyx2 from a standard UK ring main wall socket quite comfortably. I really wouldn't worry about a deskside machine, it's no harder on the wiring than a 1KW fan heater. As long as you're pretty sure the wall socket is on a ring main you'll be fine. Come to think of it, I ran a pair of...
by fieldframe
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Incomplete rack Onyx2
Replies: 3
Views: 407

FS: Incomplete rack Onyx2

Hi guys, I have a rack Onyx2 in storage that I'd like to go to a good home. It is missing a GFX PSU, but I think Toby Jennings could remedy that. If someone is seriously interested I will purchase the PSU myself and check the GFX is still in PWO. It has 8x 195MHz CPUs but I can't remember how much R...
by fieldframe
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Abekas A82/A83 (eBay)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Abekas A82/A83 (eBay)

This Abekas beastie doesn't interface with an SGI, but the A60 and A66 video disk recorders do. The A60 (which holds 30 seconds uncompressed standard def video) and A66 (a whole 60 seconds!) connect to a standard ethernet network and you can rcp individual Quantel/Abekas .yuv frames to and from them...
by fieldframe
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Crimson, Octanes, Sunfire v880, Assorted other vintage gear.
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Crimson, Octanes, Sunfire v880, Assorted other vintage g

I bought the computer from a nice Dutch gentleman living in Reigate, Surrey. That'd be whiter. I bought an Indigo2 from him, and since he's just down the road from me I picked it up in person - he's got (or did have) a pretty impressive collection of hardware. Never really wanted to own any hardwar...
by fieldframe
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Create 12bit JPEG files
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Create 12bit JPEG files

libjpeg can be compiled for 12 bit/channel support (though you lose 8 bit/channel support in the process). You will need to write something to load or generate your image before using libjpeg to write the jpeg codestreams. Not sure anything commercially makes 12 bit jpegs. I use libjpeg in my code b...
by fieldframe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Couldn't help myself...
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Couldn't help myself...

No VBOB on that system; you've got the old HDIO system which outputs HD over the long-obsolete parallel standard. So the four boxes on the back of the rack are serializers/de-serializers. Also you've got a DTF-2 tape drive.
by fieldframe
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Unwell Indigo2s
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Unwell Indigo2s

This is one for the IRIX gurus out there. For some reason not one, but two of my Indigo2s have developed problems with a couple of days. One machine has a failed SolidImpact board, and the EISA 3Com 3C597 died at the same time. A swift purchase from Ian Mapleson will put this right, but why two boar...
by fieldframe
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay UK Very cheap onyx
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: eBay UK Very cheap onyx

Oh, fuggedaboutit, the auction ended already.
by fieldframe
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay UK Very cheap onyx
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: eBay UK Very cheap onyx

This machine isn't a million miles away from me. Catches are; 1) I can't collect before Saturday 28th 2) I can't store it for long. Someone would have to take it off my hands ASAP

If someone is really serious, I'm willing to give it some of my time.
by fieldframe
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [...]
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Quantel Qserver (dual 2.8 GHz Xeon + 6 GB peecee) [eBay]

If not I'd be interested, I've been looking for a cheap Paintbox system for years. Actually I was thinking I could hook an interested party up with someone in the UK who wouldn't mind shifting a Domino workstation. You do see Paintboxes on ebay from time to time; I nearly bought one from Spain, but...

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