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by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

miod wrote:And we Pete all live in the town's (h)end. That's who we are!

You're my generation. I can't explain why :mrgreen:
by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results
Replies: 158
Views: 10828

Re: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results

Btw, did you know Phoronix adopted c-ray as one of their standard tests? It sometimes crops up in CPU reviews on Anandtech and elsewhere. :D Hmmm. c-ray is a rather trivial program that runs entirely in L2 cache of any CPU made in the last 20 years or so. So while it may say something about CPU per...
by jan-jaap
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

However, I will still end up by owning most, if not all of the SGI's produced, preserved in a functional state for collectors purposes That's more or less what I pieced together, though I certainly didn't start with that plan in mind. And in the process of acquiring all that hardware I ended up wit...
by jan-jaap
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx 10000 deskside keyboard issues
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Onyx 10000 deskside keyboard issues

Try to replace the keyboard, mouse and the cable which connects them to the system? Alternatively, test the keyboard and mouse with a compatible system (Indigo). At least you'll know whether to blame the system, or the peripherals. I believe the keyboard controller is on the IO4 board, but there's a...
by jan-jaap
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Which system with good performance do you think would probably be the easiest to keep going far into the future? Define "good performance" ;) Seriously though: if a 5 year old MacPro crushes an 8 CPU Onyx 350 by an order of magnitude , how do you think any SGI will compare to a contempora...
by jan-jaap
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

I've had my fair share of these problems over the years. I too used to own an Onyx that would eat one or two boards every year. I must have changed most of the system over time and it just would keep failing. I hated that thing. In the end someone gave me an Onyx IR and this one never had a single p...
by jan-jaap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 751
Views: 24951

Re: your latest purchase

I've ordered for it already a Wi-Fi mini-PCIe card from China Mine's purely a router, I do wireless with a dedicated AP (currently an old router, but I plan to move to a mesh solution). I tried Linux based routers with AP functionality without much success before. Always something: either it needs ...
by jan-jaap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 751
Views: 24951

Re: your latest purchase

Shiunbird wrote:- Not pictured: a PC Engines board, with AES-NI support, to be my future router and replace the Ciscos in the VPN I have with a few friends.

I've been using an apu2c4 running pfSense for a while now and couldn't be happier.
by jan-jaap
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: R12K O2
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: R12K O2

I've seen O2's (and Octanes) that had problems with memory sticks, but I've never been able to pin it on the sticks themselves. I had the feeling it affected the memory sockets furthest away from the CPU, so might be related to signal integrity. No amount of cleaning would fix it. For the Octane mai...
by jan-jaap
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1104

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

Intuition wrote:Ok,, given all of this context... Have you guys ever considered a facebook page for SGI computers?

If you're not paying anything, you're the product, not the customer.

Facebook? Count me out.
by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [RESOLVED] o2 not able to get online anymore.
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: o2 not able to get online anymore.

Looks like a DNS error to me.
by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Crimson...in Lego
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: SGI Crimson...in Lego

Cool!

Let me know if you need a good photo from the front or top to make the logos.
by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Picked up O2+ on eBay.
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Picked up O2+ on eBay.

If I drill the harddrive bay out, that's all that should be required right? Drilling is only necessary for the oldest of R5000 O2's. Newer R5K O2's had a removable divider. You will probably have to remove the bottom skin piece, and messing with the skins of an O2 without breaking something can be ...
by jan-jaap
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1104

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

I let go of my entire collection [...] all of the machines found nice new homes Yeah, I recall pulling some 4D/35 bits out of a basement in Brussels :) these days it's either getting some low-end gear and loving it for nostalgia's sake or sinking a lot of money into systems that will, eventually, b...

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