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by jpstewart
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 692
Views: 22315

Re: your latest purchase

6 SM81s (I already have 2 in my SS20) [...] I actually have 3 SS1000s :shock: Wow, that's a lot of really nice vintage Sparc gear. The SM81s aren't exactly common, either. Congratulations on finding 6 more of them. It sounds like you're building up quite a nice system there. Good luck with the proj...
by jpstewart
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: is it possible ?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: is it possible ?

There's a thread elsewhere in this forum called indigo2 cpu module overclock questions that talks about the modification. It starts off about overclocking an R10K, but putting an R12K in an Indigo2 is discussed starting part way through page 2 of that thread.
by jpstewart
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: ata100 vs nfs
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: ata100 vs nfs

The ATA100 interface is (up to) 100 MByte/sec. Convert bits to bytes and you'll see that a gigabit network interface is only 125 MByte/sec. That's not much of an improvement. And that's before factoring in the network overhead that SAQ mentions, too! It's also important to realize that 100 MByte/sec...
by jpstewart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Indigo2 R8000 75MHz 512MB Extreme
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Indigo2 R8000 75MHz 512MB Extreme

jan-jaap wrote:And "average" is hardly the first that comes to mind when you're talking about *any* R8000 system.

I was going to say the same thing. That's a very nice system, and from an apparent newcomer to the forums. What a great way to start! Congrats!
by jpstewart
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 692
Views: 22315

Re: your latest purchase

Do you have trouble getting modern LCDs to sync properly with the SS20s output resolution? I can't say I've ever tried an LCD on it. I've got two nice (but giant!) Sun CRT monitors that I use with my SS20. I paid $20 for one off Craigslist and the second was free. However, that setup requires a rat...
by jpstewart
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 692
Views: 22315

Re: your latest purchase

I looked fairly closely but I don't see anything that looks like a date stamp. Chalk that up to my poor photography skills! In the first photo, just below the blue-on-white sticker with the Sun logo that says "Assembled in USA" is a smaller sticker that says 1294 which might be a date cod...
by jpstewart
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 692
Views: 22315

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 VSIMMs...
by jpstewart
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: FDDI cables, at least 20m (60ft)
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: WTB: FDDI cables, at least 20m (60ft)

I don't have any cables to offer you, but I can suggest searching for DEC part number BN24B. That's a MIC-to-MIC FDDI cable. The part number should be suffixed with an additional two digits, which is the length in meters. Both 20 and 30 meter lengths were offered (as well as shorter ones). There's a...
by jpstewart
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: I am planning to buy an Octane which the guy claims has two 350mhz CPUs. Did he mistype 250?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: I am planning to buy an Octane which the guy claims has two 350mhz CPUs. Did he mistype 250?

Actually, Ian Mapleson did custom modify a couple of Octane CPU modules to 350MHz. Details can be found right here on Nekochan, such as his hinv post: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16723033 So, while it's more likely 250 or 360, there is a (probably very small) possibility it's...
by jpstewart
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Hello everyone, just found you and wanted to say hi
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Hello everyone, just found you and wanted to say hi

Welcome to the forums! Nice hardware you have there. And it's always good to see another Ontarian here.
by jpstewart
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: spacemouse spaceball, app side
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: spacemouse spaceball, app side

It does beep when I start up computer, also beeps when starting up SMOKE, and attached to the serial port no problem.. but does nothing that I am aware off. Have you run the confidence tests (from Tool Chest)? It has tests for the spaceball that will tell you if the hardware works and is correctly ...
by jpstewart
Tue May 17, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX "for 700s" on an 800 possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: HP-UX "for 700s" on an 800 possible?

All the 9.x and 10.20 releases I have seen have been for 700s. The hpmuseum.net site has software for the 800 series . The only catch is that you will need to contact them in order to actually download anything. It's my understanding that they're authorized by HP to distribute the software (so I do...
by jpstewart
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: How to display a clickable button in our beloved IRIX motif style.
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: How to display a clickable button in our beloved IRIX motif style.

Wow, that's a great write-up jimmer! It's a nice step-by-step guide that shows non-programmers a simplified version of the iterative process that typically goes into software development in addition to teaching a bit about ViewKit. Very well done! Does this mean you're now Professor Jimmer of Nekoch...
by jpstewart
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: SCSI DAT Tape Drive DDS-4
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: SCSI DAT Tape Drive DDS-4

keep in mind that these are streaming tapes: they need to be able to transfer their design data rate to the host or you will get underruns LTO has "dynamic speed matching" to slow the drive down if the host can't keep up at full speed. It pretty much eliminates the "shoe shining"...
by jpstewart
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Problem bootstrapping pkgsrc
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Problem bootstrapping pkgsrc

Now it stops here: bsdinstall.c: In function `main': bsdinstall.c:188: warning: implicit declaration of function `errx' bsdinstall.c:264: warning: implicit declaration of function `err' bsdinstall.c:265: warning: implicit declaration of function `getmode' bsdinstall.c:340: warning: implicit declara...

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