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by japes
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New Tezro owner
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: New Tezro owner

That photo is great!

Mopar beat me to it, I was going to say the 2x800 is interesting, but I have a 2x600 in an Origin 350 that fills that interest (lower power for install and misc server).
by japes
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Making music with PureData on Octane 2
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

Love the workbench, and the "monitor stand." That Octane2 looks nice and clean.

What is PureData?
by japes
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New Tezro owner
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: New Tezro owner

Drive trays were used by some Intel case and I believe some gateway server at least. So they're a bit easier to find on eBay and you don't have to pay SGI collector premium. Yes they're the same as the Origin/Altix 350. Optical drive is standard PATA/ATAPI and I think any old DVD reader/CD-R or DVD ...
by japes
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Not Booting
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Origin 3200 Not Booting

Do you have another FC card as well? My Origin 3k had the FC card as controller 0 (I have more than one now, but originally). If so I suspect if you move the short FC cable to the other interface so your drives are on controller 0 instead of 1 you'll get more signs of life. Alternatively, head over ...
by japes
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2 chassis won't work with other mainboards
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Octane2 chassis won't work with other mainboards

Each network interface needs to be provisioned in software to work. The same is true for serial ports. How so? Let me elaborate, if I have the MENET in one chassis the serial ports and ethernet interfaces aren't reported by 'hinv', looking further they aren't even showing in the device tree. When I...
by japes
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2 chassis won't work with other mainboards
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Octane2 chassis won't work with other mainboards

Bit of an old thread, sorry to bring it back up since it has a big intro. I sold the 1x400 (B) Octane2, perhaps mistakenly...the chassis that only worked with the motherboard I received with it I kept - because the awesome Octane skins. I decided to build it up as a dual head, CADduo workstation wit...
by japes
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Irix netinstall
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Irix netinstall

Test that you can reach the tftp server is reachable by running a client on a working network station. Then you can rule out tftp server not running, tftp server path wrong, tftp server permission problem, and firewall.

It wouldn't hurt to watch the syslog on the tftp server as you try.
by japes
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Most powerful MIPS workstation?
Replies: 24
Views: 994

Re: Most powerful MIPS workstation?

I missed this thread the first time around. So I'm surprised no one said Onyx 3900. Same CPU options as Onyx 350 (or Tezro), but scales to many more of them. Thanks, very interesting whitepaper. Seems that SGI's definition of "realtime graphics" is steady 60 Hz fps, which makes a lot of se...
by japes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel - on board network connector failed
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Fuel - on board network connector failed

Definitely time to drop in a PCI-X gig card....but you want the onboard to work so you can install from the network.

It's possible the network chip was damaged, but I wonder if the transformer is what took the blow and could be replaced....that's where I'd look first.
by japes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

What about the individual power supply units? They each have a normal PC power plug and they are labeled such that they should accept either 110/120 or 220/240. I'm not sure if they'll power up and act normal if you try to start them outside the power bay. I think they need I2C or similar signaling...
by japes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

I plug mine into 240 volts. My machine would need two 120 volt circuits, if it was fully working, which it currently is not. Another note is they power supplies seem to need a few moments before they'll produce 48volts. If you have a L2 controller with display it's easy to see the display won't fire...
by japes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 659

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

What I do for dual-drive setups (common commercial request, for drive cloning/backup) is customise the sleds and fit an extra fan: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/misc/custom_indy_fan.jpg While I like the idea of some active cooling on the drive, your fan pulls hot air off the expansion cards up against ...
by japes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 659

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Challenge S 180 MHz SC w/Sony PSU, SSD if you can swing it, otherwise a modern drive with SCA adapter chosen for coolness. I might leave the floppy cover out, if you even have one. Just roasted my Challenge S with 28 C room temps for almost a week. I use a 2.5" Seagate (Savio I think) drive. 10...
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board

My googling agrees. And while I don't have the 8mb version on the shelf, I don't need more 4mb ones on my shelf so please don't hold it for me.
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 902

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

I'll be there. ANS sounds awesome.

Who else is going to be there?

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