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by jade_angel
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Stopping a SATA drive on OpenIndiana.
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Stopping a SATA drive on OpenIndiana.

It's worth noting that the disk has to support hot-swapping, in addition to the controller.
by jade_angel
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: 2 Octane2s in Richmond, VA, USA area
Replies: 1
Views: 260

FS: 2 Octane2s in Richmond, VA, USA area

I've got two Octane2s for sale in the Richmond, VA area, specced as follows: Dual R12k/400 2GB RAM V12 graphics with dual-channel display option new-revison motherboard Cherokee power supply 18GB 15000RPM disk PCI shoebox with gigabit ethernet installed XIO quad-port SCSI card installed, one port is...
by jade_angel
Sun May 29, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Dual CPU modules for Octanes
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: WTB: Dual CPU modules for Octanes

I also have a dual R10k/250 or a dual R12k/300 available. Can spare one or the other, but not both.
by jade_angel
Fri May 27, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: O2 or Octane or Fuel
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: WTB: O2 or Octane or Fuel

I have several Octanes available in the Richmond area, PM me for details/price.
by jade_angel
Fri May 27, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Sun Blade 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 257

FS: Sun Blade 2000

I'm looking to sell a Sun Blade 2000, dual US-IIICu/900, 2GB of RAM, XVR-600 graphics, 73GB FC-AL disk, Sun Type 7 keyboard and mouse, Intel gigabit ethernet card, smart card reader, DVD-ROM. The latest firmware is installed. I can also install a PCI USB2.0 controller which works in Solaris 10, Open...
by jade_angel
Fri May 27, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: indigo2
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: indigo2

If you're still looking, I have an Indigo2 R10k/195+MaxIMPACT, with 192MB RAM. I also have 768MB of RAM that's ready to install but not tested. (It was sold as working last time anyone checked, and it's been sealed in anti-static bags since then, in cool, dry conditions). I don't remember how big th...
by jade_angel
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2 w/ dual v12 DCD ...
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Octane2 w/ dual v12 DCD ...

Sure looks like it to me. It could conceivably be dual V6/8/10+DCD, but any of those would be extremely weird, so it's most likely you have the good stuff. Enjoy!
by jade_angel
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Compositor
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Compositor

Dual-link DVI can do better than that. I'm not sure quite how high, I'd have to ask El Goog. Though, it looks to me like the point of the beast is to stitch together multiple 3D images, not so much for high res.
by jade_angel
Mon May 24, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 9x 1.5TB + RAID5 + LVM + XFS?
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: 9x 1.5TB + RAID5 + LVM + XFS?

Just FYI, ZFS RAID does not perform quite as well as Linux software RAID or a RAID controller, despite its oft-hyped variable stripe width. While ZFS shines in many areas (replication, snapshotting, quotas, and so on), its RAID is not one of its strong points. The recovery and hot-spare support in ...
by jade_angel
Sun May 23, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 9x 1.5TB + RAID5 + LVM + XFS?
Replies: 37
Views: 1300

Re: 9x 1.5TB + RAID5 + LVM + XFS?

The plural of "anecdote" isn't "data", but I'll add another anecdote to the pile anyway. At home I have a 16-disk array consisting of 8x 750GB, 4x 1TB and 4x 1.5TB SATA drives configured in mostly-RAID10 using ZFS. I can't say I've had any more issues with the larger drives than ...
by jade_angel
Tue May 11, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Testing V12 VPRO
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Testing V12 VPRO

You might try Blender, or Maya if you can get it, for 3D art. Something like BZFlag is cool too. Indeed, pretty much anything 3D, since the V12 was SGI's best workstation graphics option. (I'd be hard-pressed to call an Onyx-anything a workstation)
by jade_angel
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris 10 10/09 is out
Replies: 24
Views: 1045

Re: Solaris 10 10/09 is out

There is apparently a driver for the XVR-2500 in the works for Xorg. Alas, since it's a PCI-E card and bloody awful expensive, that doesn't help us Ultra and Blade users. (Or, well, anyone except those few with Ultra 25/45 machines...)
by jade_angel
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris 10 10/09 is out
Replies: 24
Views: 1045

Re: Solaris 10 10/09 is out

Gonna give this a whirl when I get back, see how it compares to SXCE/OpenSolaris.
by jade_angel
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ID this gfx card... VPRO[V-?]?
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: ID this gfx card... VPRO[V-?]?

For what they're asking, I'd be inclined to take it, but then, I'm weird. As others have suggested, see if they'll let you power it up and do a PROM hinv. From there, take it if it's a V12 for sure. V10 is hard to find (in an Octane. It's trivial in a Fuel), and V8 is almost as good as V12 for a lot...
by jade_angel
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Noise - Indigo2 vs Octane and Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Noise - Indigo2 vs Octane and Fuel

Of those two, the Fuel is doubtless a bit quieter, and probably more performant than the Octane(2). I have all three systems, and I'd say that modulo disk noise, the Octane is the loudest, though none of them are horribly loud. Do watch out for noisy disks, though. The newer 15K RPM Seagate or Fujit...

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