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by jan-jaap
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: TEZRO WANTED please
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: TEZRO WANTED please

And then there's the single blower found in the bottom of the Onyx1/Challenge: onyx_blower.jpg Not quiet but very tolerable. A somewhat mechanical humming noise, for as long as it doesn't go into 'fastfan' mode at least. It would probably shred anything that accidentally fell in. Including your fing...
by jan-jaap
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 924
Views: 32812

Re: your latest purchase

HPE_ProLiant_MicroServer_Gen8.png An HP Microserver Gen 8 with Xeon CPU and 16GB RAM. It's going to be my off-site backup server. Automated ZFS replication instead of lugging external disk boxes around :) I chose this one (2nd hand, 6 months old) because the brand-new Gen 10 model only comes with s...
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: 204

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: 234

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: 166

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: 400

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: 143

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: 400

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: 317

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: 2749

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: 924
Views: 32812

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: 351

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: 170

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: 303

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...

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