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by escimo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33214

Re: your latest purchase

Next to Slackware, Linux Mint could be an alternative?
https://linuxmint.com/
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=242661

I'm looking also for one of these two distros for my T60
by escimo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Workstation for virtualization of OpenCL workload ?
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Workstation for virtualization of OpenCL workload ?

Thx! I will take a closer look into the Xen virtualization framework. :)
by escimo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Computer with a real serial port

If not using my PCD-4H under Solaris 2.4 with "tip", probably the job will be done by my 11 year old IBM/Lenovo T60 runig Ubuntu 10.04LTS with an optional SER/PAR drive fitting into the CD/DVD drive bay/slot.
by escimo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1250

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

Particularly relevant for people here: Neither early UltraSparc chips from Sun Microsystems, (...), are effected by Spectre or Meltdown, (...) Maybe but that doesn't mean it's better :mrgreen: UltraSPARC I --> in-order-exec but w/ high amount of cache-miss penalties. so nothing really bad. UltraSPA...
by escimo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1250

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

First. Well, nothing is save in life but death. :) Second. As I understood, the kernel patch only applies to the "Meltdown" named attack but not for "Spectre", because for the later one you not need KPT/I. Or does I miss something? Source: https://m.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/An...
by escimo
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane video setup (not mine)
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Octane video setup (not mine)

Browsing "the bay" for SGI Indigo and stuff of interesset, found this listing for an Octane 1 :Octane: with plenty of boxes, storage and cables. But it's from Croatia/Europe. Seems to come with a dongle. :shock: https://www.ebay.de/itm/SGI-Octane-1-Smoke-System/332500826755?hash=item4d6a97...
by escimo
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1250

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

The solution: IN-MEMORY ENCRYPTION for everything. I don't know hardware solutions but I expact the feature will be implemented with the next wave/generation of CPU's and chipsets, maybe RAM modules as well. In software you're already able to compensate this with e.g. Intel's SGX or AMD's SME/SEV , ...
by escimo
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1250

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

What irony: although I have CPU systems (i386, i486, SPARC V7) from the years before 1995 but the OS is so outdated that we don't have to speak about security at all. Soon the reboot wave in Amazon AWS should start. :arrow:
by escimo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Discreet Logic Flame Demo
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Discreet Logic Flame Demo

uunix wrote:And then, there's this.... even better!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJtINqXEzrQ
Nice! :D
by escimo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 571

Re: Happy 2018!

Thanks and the same back for you all!
by escimo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

Nice. Thx. :) Found...IBM workstation for smoke "finishing" system discreet_smoke.jpg If someone is interested in some (out-dated but informative) white papers, let me know. Seems to be a nice site: http://infernoflameflintflaresmoke.blogspot.de/2015/01/autodesk-flame-2015-extension-3-adds...
by escimo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

Found some printed paper from 2006-08-02 about requirements for running Discreet IFF/smoke on RHEL and IRIX. Also some white paper about stone disk arrays. Discreet Inferno - System Configuration Linux Version * Dual core dual Opteron processor workstation, RedHat Enterprise Linux operating system. ...
by escimo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

GIJoe wrote:btw. what did the ZPro 6221 have to do with the autodesk apps? i had one back in the day but that must have been well before FFI went to linux.
If Wikipedia (en) is correct the IBM ZPro 6221was bundled with Smoke starting from 2004 for around USD 65k. IFF was available later for linux.
by escimo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 11
Views: 499

I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

Because RobhG's posts about "SGI for CGI", I remembered the "Hardware Setup Guide" manuals for discreet/AutoDesk flame. And look at the back view snippets of the workstations from several manuals. Space for expansions? Not really. Built to run one dedicated application set. SGI_O...
by escimo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33214

Re: your latest purchase

I just received a Sun Ultra2 workstation. I think it's got a Creator3D (as opposed to the regular, non-3D Creator) card in there. I don't remember non-creator Ultra 2 systems. (...) I'm pretty sure I have Creator3D, and certain it's Series 1. I've spent far, far too much time reading the Sun Frame ...

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