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by kramlq
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Buying retro hardware in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: Buying retro hardware in Japan

Just be thankful the vintage hardware gods have blessed you with a mk1 Omron. Some of us have none :) I humbly acknowledge the truth of what you say. I was indeed very fortunate back in 2002... But this seems like the best opportunity I've had to date to find other Japanese workstations, so I've go...
by kramlq
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Ebay yet again..
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Ebay yet again..

What is this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-550-Workstation-Arrows-F1-livery-fully-working-/122181014777?hash=item1c728e54f9:g:4h8AAOSwZJBX~-t1 Just a bit of cosmetic dust? I wonder if that paint job was done by a fan, or this hardware was actually used by the Arrows F1 team? Incidentally didn't Ar...
by kramlq
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Buying retro hardware in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: Buying retro hardware in Japan

smj wrote:Nuts. Oh well - thanks for the feedback.

Just be thankful the vintage hardware gods have blessed you with a mk1 Omron. Some of us have none :)
by kramlq
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Ebay yet again..
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Ebay yet again..

I'm itching. =))))))))))) just keep chanting "it's just another x86 box" and apply calamine lotion I have one, and as x86 goes its a really unique system, so I'll probably never sell it. But it really is love-hate. Its the most frustrating X86 and possibly even the most frustrating system...
by kramlq
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Ebay - God Darn It - DM6
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Ebay - God Darn It - DM6

Hopefully they don't list the machine it was in. It would be cruel to finally see a high-end SGI for sale here, but with that kind of pricing :-)
by kramlq
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mc88K owners? programmers?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: mc88K owners? programmers?

Y888099 wrote:does anyone happen to have some assembly code example?
not necessary a full project, I just need a real context

thanks

Would the OpenBSD sources be of any use?
http://code.metager.de/source/xref/Open ... m88k/m88k/

One of the people who worked on it is a forum member (miod).
by kramlq
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: wabi
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: wabi

It was included on a CD (along with add-ons like CDE), but back then you still had to buy Solaris to get it - I don't think it was downloadable. If you track down a Solaris 2.5.1 Desktop Media Kit there should be a Desktop 1.1 CD (704-5275-10 Rev A May 1996) with Wabi 2.2 for Solaris on X86, SPARC a...
by kramlq
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun hardware prices
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Sun hardware prices

I think it was oempcworld that had the 8Mb VSIMM for a semi resonable price also. I think memoryxsun is offering them at $100 recently on ebay (50% discount on their own website price). Its a lot to spend for a 20 year old machine, but those 8Mb VSIMMs seem to have really held value quite well. The...
by kramlq
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy
Replies: 23
Views: 1843

Re: Design Decisions for the Indigo 2 and Indy

Seeing as the thread is already resurrected.... if any of the original posters are reading, there is a short paper on the Indigo2 design, but mostly from a thermal/airflow perspective: http://s3.mentor.com/public_documents/success_story/products/mechanical/success/thermal-design-silicon-graphics-ind...
by kramlq
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 692
Views: 22312

Re: your latest purchase

My most recent purchase is somewhat smaller than some of the other things in this thread. It was a hard-to-find auxiliary video board for my SparcStation 20. (Sun part 501-2488) Almost a year ago I was (finally!) able to score not one but two 8MB VSIMMs. Now that I have the AVB I can use both VSIMM...
by kramlq
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Now the teachers of this college love vintage computers!
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Now the teachers of this college love vintage computers!

Yup. And nobody should be allowed to graduate with a degree in development without having to develop a significant project on a machine with only a few megabytes of RAM... After years working with PCs/Workstations I worked on an Atmel AVR based smartcard with 8-bit registers/integer ops and only 1k...
by kramlq
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 6396

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

I think Tru64's fate is equivalent to IRIX fate True dat, they are both abandonware... :shock: If the Irix source code ever does become open source, it would require a monumental effort to port it to x86, I'm not sure our hearty band of merrymakers has the required motivation. It would probably be ...
by kramlq
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For Swedish members, primarily
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: For Swedish members, primarily

If you're going there, head to Jensens Bofhus about 1 block away on Sergelgatan for some nice food. Its a Danish chain with very nice steaks.
by kramlq
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: A few questions about SGI hardware
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: A few questions about SGI hardware

Secondly, a 32 general register file means that stack frames during things like exception/interrupt handlers (and to a certain extent context switches) are larger, While this is totally true for context switches, it shouldn't be nearly as much of an issue for interrupt handlers - context switches h...
by kramlq
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: A few questions about SGI hardware
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: A few questions about SGI hardware

That can make a difference in real world performance and overall speed/responsiveness. How about large register file (32 (64 bit) GPR vs. 8 (32 bit) GPR)? If I remember correctly it also give good impulse to overall speed. I've never really viewed it as a straight advantage for RISCs over X86. Firs...

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