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by ShadeOfBlue
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane CPU dead
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Octane CPU dead

Maybe there's a cracked solder ball on the chip? You could try heating the chip up with a hot air gun for a few moments to see if it starts working again.
by ShadeOfBlue
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: XIO Compression Connector caps
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: XIO Compression Connector caps

Awesome :D

Stoo wrote:I wonder how much shapeways will charge...

Edit: €2.14... Plus €8.51 shipping :lol:

2 EUR per cap is actually a pretty decent price if you buy more than one to save on shipping :)
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: XIO Compression Connector caps
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: XIO Compression Connector caps

Thanks :D

duck wrote:I worry about the inside protrusions of the cap resting on the contacts though...

There's enough space between the contacts and the end of the cap not to cause any problems :) You can also open the little tab to check :D
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: XIO Compression Connector caps
Replies: 25
Views: 1975

Re: XIO Compression Connector caps

This is a really half-assed solution, but... in a pinch, you can use the white part of a big tic-tac box, it fits perfectly if you cut a small strip off it :D

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Poor man's CPOP cap in use

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Poor man's CPOP cap


Looking forward to 3D printed parts :)
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane hangs with V6 at starting screen
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Octane hangs with V6 at starting screen

You have to reinstall IRIX's graphics subsystem if you switch from MGRAS to VPro or vice-versa.
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

You should keep in mind that that paper was written in 2001, that's 13 years ago :) The criticism is oriented at the first Itanium that was released. I'm sure that over time Intel patched up some of things he mentions, but definitely not all of it. His argument about multi-core support is based on t...
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Iverilog 0.9.7
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Iverilog 0.9.7

geo wrote:an error about namespace?

Try adding "-LANG:libc_in_namespace_std=OFF" to the flags :)
by ShadeOfBlue
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

i suppose the difference between our outlooks is how we see "colossal failure." In my opinion, Itanium did reasonably well in the same market its predecessor (PA-8000) was already in, before succumbing to market pressures from customers preferring cheap, fast-enough machines over expensiv...
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

The Elbrus people have done some pretty cool stuff. I especially like their alternative model of security based on pointers (see the attached PDF [in Russian] for a detailed explanation). I do not read russian, could you give a 20,000 ft overview? Security using capabilities is not new (nor was it ...
by ShadeOfBlue
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

You mean colossal failure in the sense of consistently being at or near the top of compute-intensive benchmarks, or the colossal failure of having close to US$4bn in annual sales (ahead of SPARC) before the UNIX market jumped into freefall around 2010? dispelling IPF myths, one nekochan post at a t...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

You mean colossal failure in the sense of consistently being at or near the top of compute-intensive benchmarks, or the colossal failure of having close to US$4bn in annual sales (ahead of SPARC) before the UNIX market jumped into freefall around 2010? dispelling IPF myths, one nekochan post at a t...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

I saw something about Elbrus and their foray into VLIW. Haven't those guys heard of Itanium? I suppose a major factor is that the Russians, unlike the Japanese, had no trouble getting proper language support on a Western system. So I guess it was a lack of a strong hardware industry combined with a...
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Post-Soviet computing?
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Post-Soviet computing?

Not exactly personal computing, but... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbrus_%28computer%29

It's a very interesting architecture :)
by ShadeOfBlue
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: OpenMP
Replies: 20
Views: 1382

Re: OpenMP

:lol:

He's right, tho. That compiler error is just stupid -- it spills a _constant_ value onto the stack before it even initializes the stack. Such a bug shouldn't appear in a "stable" release.

I guess it's not such a big loss that 4.9 isn't available on IRIX :mrgreen:
by ShadeOfBlue
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: OpenMP
Replies: 20
Views: 1382

Re: OpenMP

I really wanted to kick those SciCortex idiots. One of those would have been a natural for us :( Yeah :/ It seemed to me that they only wanted to play around with designing such hardware until they're bought out or their venture capital runs out :roll: In other news, I may have screwed myself. Boug...

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