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by kramlq
Fri May 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box

There is also a problem with the firmware, which needs to be updated in order to correctly handle the SMP upgrade. Machine already shipped in SMP configuration (like my sold C8Ks) already come with the right firmware, other machines (like my third C8K) ... it depends. Of course, upgrading the firmw...
by kramlq
Fri May 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: End of the line for Itanium
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: End of the line for Itanium

It didn't kill off MIPS, just HPC MIPS, since MIPS is still used in network and embedded applications. I don't mourn MIPS, it's a dirty architecture with nasty register spill tendency, similar to SuperH. Itanium has its own problems - strictly in-order, difficult to optimize without the right compi...
by kramlq
Fri May 12, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box

Even in this specif case they show they don't know what they sell, like for the Tektronix. They are offering 1xCPU, which might be problematic in case you want to upgrade to 2xCPUs. Firmware issues are known about that, therefore it should be inspected before the purchase, with a minimal assistance...
by kramlq
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 1394

Re: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?

I'm not arguing that the xp217c isn't a better choice today (not least being almost five years newer tech during a time of very busy progress), I'm arguing that a 68k is perfectly capable of running a totally serviceable standalone X terminal. Lots of people were happily using scavenged Sun 3/50s a...
by kramlq
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 1394

Re: which was the best X11(R4)-terminal?

NCD-19b, -16c, etc - 68k-based models, before any MIPS or 88k models) Weren't 68Ks (020? 030? 040?) a bit slow ? Never seen any 88K model, what does it run? VxWorks? HP Envizex, here it is a video, it shows a unit booting up (ENWARE X-station software. Release 7.0, maybe) What about HP-Agilent Entr...
by kramlq
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB(UK/Europe): Indy or O2
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: WTB(UK/Europe): Indy or O2

@mfny Forget about trying to make it to Sourbridge or anywhere on the UK mainland yourself unless it coincides with a trip you had already planned. As Raion-Fox mentions, travelling to the UK mainland via car for a collection is probably a false economy when you factor in travel costs, time etc. If ...
by kramlq
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI 320/540 Win2k drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: SGI 320/540 Win2k drivers

I have just about everything published on SGI's supportfolio/ftp for the SGI VW320 back in the day, including all the above.
If you haven't already sorted it out with someone else contact me and I can send them to you.
by kramlq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000

TBH it sounds like a problem more complex than this... but just as a precaution, take off the side panel and put it back on, ensuring it is firmly in place, with the thumb screws tightened. I think there is some switch that detects when the side isn't properly fastened and it wont boot. I had a C375...
by kramlq
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 100
Views: 4150

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Not sure if this is 'extremely' rare, but I'd be chuffed to find a MIPS-based Sony NWS workstation in the UK. There used to be one at my university in Amsterdam many many moons ago. A one-off purchase or 'donation' to the faculty I was studying at. I guess there might be a market for them in Japan,...
by kramlq
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 100
Views: 4150

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Mainly systems with an unusual form factor or configuration, or rare systems that can only run a particular OS no other system can: - Ross SPARCplug - A SPARCstation spec slot-in module in a mini tower form factor system. - Omron Luna88k - For exactly the same reasons duewix mentioned - a history co...
by kramlq
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks

Sigh... I was briefly the very proud owner of a fairly rare (and quite expensive) maxed out RDI PrecisionBook 180. Sadly, in between me paying for it and it arriving to me, someone at a postal depot in San Francisco seems to have decided they'd prefer to take it instead. The annoying thing is that a...
by kramlq
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [sold] fs: O2 kit (news: R10k/R12K mobo-kit still available)
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: fs: O2 kit

PM sent.
by kramlq
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buy now! Before it's too late!
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Buy now! Before it's too late!

There is a pool of talent abroad that historically US multinationals etc. have liked to tap into. Google, Facebook, Apple and non-tech companies like the big US banks etc. tend to have sites all over the world, sometimes with thousands of employees in some offices. Its possible this latest policy wi...
by kramlq
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: getting a vehicle for moving computers
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: getting a vehicle for moving computers

When I moved everything to/from a storage unit when I constructed my computer annex, I rented a truck with a tail gate lift. I've successfully moved tall racks over long distances using a horse trailer. They have a ramp to load the equipment, and it's possible to secure a rack inside the trailer wi...
by kramlq
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 22% Increase Microsft Cloud in the UK as of January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: 22% Increase Microsft Cloud in the UK as of January 2017

@Jimmer I can't speak definitely of that company or your situation, but any connections to GBP can be tricky right now. An example (in theory): If they were selling to you, then they are probably liable for submitting VAT on the transaction in GBP under a UK VAT registration even if they have no phy...

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