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by jan-jaap
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [not mine] 2 Indigo2 Impacts on dutch Marktplaats
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: [not mine] 2 Indigo2 Impacts on dutch Marktplaats

Me neither. Saw it, but have too many Indigo2's already.
by jan-jaap
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: High Impact or Max Impact?
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: High Impact or Max Impact?

I will definitely put a 100Mb NIC into the machine. Beware that the 3com EISA 100Mbit card is a disappointment. It is relatively slow (~ 35Mb/s, half duplex iirc) and pulls 100% CPU load on top of that. You want something on the GIO64 bus, like the Phobos G160 card, which does the full 100Mb with l...
by jan-jaap
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

Nowadays, the high resolution format used by audiophiles who make use of music servers and very expensive "and I mean, very expensive" discreet DAC's is the DSD file, but good recordings in this format are not that easy to come by yet, and a really good recording on normal Red Book CD can...
by jan-jaap
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy case discolouration
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Indy case discolouration

IIRC retrobright works less well on granite keyboards and mice than beige ones. Same might be true for the blue of Indys. Also, you don't want your Indy to look like a stone-washed jeans ...
by jan-jaap
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: O2 R12K 400MHz, DCD, 512MB, Barco Chameleon
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: O2 R12K 400MHz, DCD, 512MB, Barco Chameleon

vishnu wrote:Multigen Creator?

No, Barco creator. I should have the installation media somewhere, but alas, I don't think I have the installation keys ...
by jan-jaap
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Looking for utility to Test lots of hard drives
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Looking for utility to Test lots of hard drives

First of all: often these arrays come from SAN servers. Especially the more high end SAN servers format the disk for block sizes other than the usual 512 bytes/block. If that's the case you'd have to low level format the disks to 512 bytes/block. Otherwise it's just a matter of exercising the disks....
by jan-jaap
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: O2 R12K 400MHz, DCD, 512MB, Barco Chameleon
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: O2 R12K 400MHz, DCD, 512MB, Barco Chameleon

Nice! The Chameleon card is a color space converter. The source code of the driver used to be on the Developer Toolbox site as an example. But I guess only the Barco software (Creator) can make real use of it.
by jan-jaap
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Neat Tezro or sale in New York (not mine)
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Neat Tezro or sale in New York (not mine)

Not bad. Many of the bays are filled in. Though, I don't see any sleds or drives. That has to be a pain. Looks like a former Discreet system: DMedia DM3, 2x QL2342, dual Gbit, dual serial and RAD audio. The drive carriers are generic and easily found: http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Origin_350_Drive_C...
by jan-jaap
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Xerox Alto Restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 2740

Re: Xerox Alto Restoration

robespierre wrote:How do you crack a password on a 40-year-old hard disk pack?

Using a Xero-day vulnerability :mrgreen:

Sorry, couldn't resist...
by jan-jaap
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32575

Re: your latest purchase

Not purchased, but received as a perk from $WORK: a GoPro Hero 6 plus 64GB SD card. 2001668425.jpeg Resolutions up to 4K @ 60HZ, or frame rates up to 240FPS :D It's not much larger than a box of matches and most of that space is taken up by the battery which is pretty amazing. I guess I'll have to u...
by jan-jaap
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ADAT. And the secret is...
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: ADAT. And the secret is...

This is what you want: ada8824.jpg 8x analogue in, 8x analogue out, and I believe 8x AES/EBU in,out as well (not 100% sure). AES/EBU is the pro version of SPDIF so that should connect to e.g. a DAT recorder or CD player. The Discreet A232 version of the Lucid ADA8824 pictured here is (you guessed it...
by jan-jaap
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Mystery Origin 200 Dual CPU revealed.
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Mystery Origin 200 Dual CPU revealed.

I use mine as an install server. I think it's too loud to run for long times (or at least I don't want to be in the same room). Except for the serial console you can use remote X11 using another SGI or e.g. a Windows PC and Xming. Only the IRIX X server speaks the DGL extension and without it some u...
by jan-jaap
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Low power home network setups
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Low power home network setups

I always pay attention to power usage when selecting infrastructure bits, especially if it has to run 24/7. My old server used to consume ~150W. It was a pain to save energy with that thing; virtualization messed with power saving settings and kept the disks spinning 24/7. So I abandoned that, and w...
by jan-jaap
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

Those 'super caps' don't exactly last forever. My surround receiver in the living room has one and every time we'd go away for more than a few days it would loose all FM presets and other settings. I replaced it and it survived the summer holidays just fine.
by jan-jaap
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SOLD Tezro for sale (mine) (located in The Netherlands)
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Tezro for sale (mine) (located in The Netherlands)

uunix wrote:Yum... :cry:

Road trip, combined with a weekend in Amsterdam ;)

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