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by rumble
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?
Replies: 29
Views: 4047

Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Hopefully the museum will collect and preserve those machines sometime soon. The work on SimOS alone renewed interest in virtualisation techniques and led to what is a multibillion dollar industry today. They won't be thrown out, I imagine. That place is basically it's own museum. As for the SimOS/...
by rumble
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?
Replies: 29
Views: 4047

Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

The original SimOS machines are sitting in the basement. The Flash systems are also there in pieces waiting for the computer museum to claim them. So much history down there. I think the simos.stanford.edu box has a post-it saying its broken and scheduled to be fixed as of several years ago ;) Are ...
by rumble
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?
Replies: 29
Views: 4047

Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

The original SimOS machines are sitting in the basement. The Flash systems are also there in pieces waiting for the computer museum to claim them. So much history down there.

I think the simos.stanford.edu box has a post-it saying its broken and scheduled to be fixed as of several years ago ;)
by rumble
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Is there an Irix portability layer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3312

Re: Is there an Irix portability layer?

Starting with the GXEmul, I'd work on fleshing out the SGI emulation. They've got partial IP32 O2 emulation already, and the documents you have would be easier to turn into IP22 emulation than IP22 hardware. Once you've got that done then you have a semi-to-mostly portable emulation layer that prov...
by rumble
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Is there an Irix portability layer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3312

Re: Is there an Irix portability layer?

Sound interesting ? Yes, it does. I looked into the O2 prom a while back and it didn't seem that completely insane to modify or replace. The most important bit would be to figure out how to use the PROM's apparent fallback to re-flash if I bad image were used. It looks like there's support in there...
by rumble
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?
Replies: 27
Views: 2503

Re: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?

Anyway, as I said, it's not necessary to emulate MGRAS, nor VPro, nor Newport, nor nothing. If the goal is to have binary compatibility, just implement it with a custom rld, custom loader, and CPU emulator, and "patch" all hardware-dependant libc calls and OpenGL calls in order to emulate...
by rumble
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?
Replies: 27
Views: 2503

Re: We have C64, Amiga, and NES emulators, what about SGI?

Sorry to bring this old thread back, but, yes, I truly believe it's feasible to "pseudo-emulate" an SGI system, and I'm sure it would cost less than most people think. But I said "pseudo-emulate", and, by this, I mean IRIX binary compatibility. You don't need to emulate the SGI ...
by rumble
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Article: The Digital Michelangelo Project
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Article: The Digital Michelangelo Project

I think that giant scanning apparatus (sans SGI machines) is sitting next to the elevator in the 3rd floor of the Gates CS building at Stanford. Not sure if it's formally an exhibit, or if that's just where they decided to leave it. Sadly, though there are all sorts of small Computer Museum exhibits...
by rumble
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay] Alpha UP2000+ w/ 2x833mhz ev68s
Replies: 16
Views: 710

[ebay] Alpha UP2000+ w/ 2x833mhz ev68s

Came across this this morning. Seems like a decent price for alpha lovers, assuming it's all still in good condition:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150486823596
by rumble
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Free for pickup: Indigos, Indys, Challenge S, Sun SS20, misc
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Free for pickup: Indigos, Indys, Challenge S, Sun SS20, misc

I'll be visiting my parents the first week of September and have a bunch of older SGI stuff there that I don't use or need. If anyone is interested and willing to pick up near New Haven, CT, then please message me. Optimally you'd take everything. I'm also not interested in shipping things out durin...
by rumble
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?

Yeah, as I recall the Phobos boards have Altera FPGAs for that purpose. I'm guessing the 68020 is to implement a more effective DMA scheme as I don't really know what sort of offloading would be worth while at 10mbit on relatively fast IP22 hardware. LANCE chips have a pretty limited 24-bit bus, so ...
by rumble
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: RIM buys QNX
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: RIM buys QNX

It's long past time to start taxing the holy crap out of these deals. They've reduced the US to a quivering mass of idiot MBA's who can't think any farther than what they read in a magazine at the dentist's office. Well, RIM is Canadian and now QNX is again ;) Oh, and don't forget the lawyers. MBAs...
by rumble
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?

"Clearly" is also quite patronising. Though a complete waste of my time, I must say that I fail to see how a relatively lengthy English lesson appended to all of your posts (which, by the way, are far from perfect examples of English) is not to be taken as pedantic. Or did I not get the jo...
by rumble
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Indy Dual Ethernet Card?

GIO32 is longer than SBUS and includes the little cut-outs near the bus connector to grab the card. If you look at the bus connector it's also mounted the opposite way from a SBUS card's. Ah, I didn't know that. I figured Sun and SGI wouldn't be so foolish as to make their cards mechanically interc...

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