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by jan-jaap
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Best processor on Octane 030-0887-004 board
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Best processor on Octane 030-0887-004 board

I've read somewhere you can't go above dual 300 cpu's on a 030-0887-004 board, is this correct? If not, what is the fastest CPU module the Octane 1 boards can take? Dual 400: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16718591&p=7282098 Granted, that's an 030-0887-00 5 mainboard, but A...
by jan-jaap
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD

Yes, this is a dual module O350 and the second module never had an IO board, or SCSI backplane for that matter. The LSI SAS3041X-R is limited to 3Gbit SATA, though I think I've heard Ian Mapleson mention it could do 6Gbit with a FW update; possibly SAS 6Gbit only. Also keep in mind IRIX is limited t...
by jan-jaap
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD

With a stripe of two cheapo 2TB SATA disks I get ~ 200MB/s: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16724207#p7330958 Basically, I get the same streaming speed per disk for the SATA disks using an LSI HBA as you get from the SSD in the SCSI adapter, but I have two disks, and the SSD wins...
by jan-jaap
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Re-enable a CPU on an Onyx or Challenge L?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Re-enable a CPU on an Onyx or Challenge L?

Been a while, but I think it's

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enable N

from the PROM console, where N is the number of the CPU you want to enable.
by jan-jaap
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Some 3D work in MAX
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Some 3D work in MAX

Irinikus wrote:In the past, I created the following scenes in 3D Studio Max:
Image

I see you're lusting after the larger Focal units.

I sympathize :D
by jan-jaap
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes
Replies: 42
Views: 4376

Re: O2 and Octane2 Display Modes

My HP EliteDisplay e241i does not like the signal from the 13W3 - DB15 adapter I just purchased...yes it's a SGI specific one that corrects the sync signal for use with non-SOG monitors. I only see a very badly truncated image with really bad gamma and some bizarre grey borders. I know it's not the...
by jan-jaap
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: WTB onyx 2, Crimson etc SGI near Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: WTB onyx 2, Crimson etc SGI near Oregon

mchartmann wrote:Does not have to work

Trying to turn a Crimson into a beer fridge?
by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [Ebay] R5k o2 .. $30 Local Pickup (not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: [Ebay] R5k o2 .. $30 Local Pickup (not mine)

Looks like ST fiber connectors. Probably an ATM network card.
by jan-jaap
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 754

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

I remember installing flexlm patches in two workstations. While it's possible to patch license checking code out of software, for older versions of FLEXlm it's possible to extract everything you need to build a keygen from the target. The license entries generated with such a keygen allow you to ru...
by jan-jaap
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 754

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

I wonder what it would take for someone very skilled to be able to reverse engineer the license authorization system for your software. The A|W software? That's a pretty 'soft' target. Read some of Fravia's pages on woodmann.com , especially SiuL+Hacky's text about FLEXlm and Linux. The toughest bi...
by jan-jaap
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Dammit

Hi Jan-Jaap, Read a few threads on Dallas chip expiry issues. Is this SGIs equivalent to vintage Macintosh leaky capacitors? Not a matter of if it will fail, just a question of when it will fail. Every component has a certain life expectancy, and everything will fail eventually. I'd say leaky caps ...
by jan-jaap
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Dammit

Since you have to initialize the 4D PowerSeries NVRAM by hand, I might as well leave this here: .data:B06301D0 nvram_defaults: .word aNetaddr_1 # DATA XREF: init_nvram_params:loc_B0600B5C .data:B06301D0 # init_nvram_params+4C ... .data:B06301D0 # "netaddr" .data:B06301D4 .word a192_0_2_1 #...
by jan-jaap
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Dammit

Well, once you key in the relevant NVRAM parameters, it boots and flips polygons like it's 1991 :D
flipit.jpg
by jan-jaap
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Dammit

Another Dallas bites the dust:
dead_dallas.jpg

I'll have to do something because the PowerSeries PROM doesn't know 'resetenv'. And with a garbled NVRAM it doesn't boot.

Ah well, it lasted more than 25 years ...
by jan-jaap
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Origin 2400 Rack cabling help
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: SGI Origin 2400 Rack cabling help

A cool, I see, I seem to have one of those in each module. So I gather these are to connect to external SCSI devices such as disk arrays? Correct, but beware they are high voltage differential SCSI. I think it's possible to configure channel A in SE mode. I also have some other cards, they seem to ...

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