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by jan-jaap
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet

Did you at least set up a network segment with jumbo frames? The standard frame size of ~ 1500 bytes will quickly overwhelm the system with interrupt load.

Also, with NFS there are many parameters to tweak. On both ends.
by jan-jaap
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 50
Views: 1493

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

Irinikus wrote:excluding the various rack-mount systems, as they don't interest me at all

Irinikus wrote:They are unfortunately not able to source an Enterprise 10000 [...] so there goes that plan! :(

That escalated quickly :mrgreen:
by jan-jaap
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: low level format with FX - SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: low level format with FX

Some disk firmware does not allow changing the block size. Some appears to support it, but it's not really implemented, or buggy, or both. I've got a bricked 300GB 15K disk here somewhere. It was really cheap. Now I know why. Fortunately I bought one to test first, and not 16 (I wanted them for my T...
by jan-jaap
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Onyx Terminator drive box backplane jumpers
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Onyx Terminator drive box backplane jumpers

I don't think the individual jumpers are documented, though the TRMPWR jumpers likely have something to do with the system supplying SCSI termination power. HERE you can find some info but it basically says what you know already. To convert a SCSI bus from DIFF to SE mode, you need to: 1. Replace th...
by jan-jaap
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Onyx 10000 deskside
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Onyx 10000 deskside

Darkhelmet2002 wrote:Also, keyboard and mouse problem may be related to a blown fuse on the IO control panel, beneath the graphics panel.

Yup: http://sgidepot.co.uk/chalonyxtips.html
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: 152

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: 212

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: 212

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: 135

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

Been a while, but I think it's

Code: Select all

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: 242

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: 4464

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: 143

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: 152

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: 824

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: 824

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...

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