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by astouffer
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Cray XT4
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Cray XT4

Full of lame PC hardware. You could probably get similar performance today with some 10 core Xeons and cheap Infiniband interconnects. Larger fans tend to be more quiet because they can spin slower and move lots of air. Instead of a high pitched whine you get a pleasant rumble.
by astouffer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Xlc compiler demo install
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Xlc compiler demo install

Just wanted to say I installed the bos.adt package from disk 1 and xlc installed just fine. Thanks everyone.
by astouffer
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Xlc compiler demo install
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Xlc compiler demo install

I'm trying to install the xlc 13.1.3 compiler demo on my AIX 7.1 box but its failing over a pre requisite package. MISSING REQUISITES: The following filesets are required by one or more of the selected filesets listed above. They are not currently installed and could not be found on the installation...
by astouffer
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Games on AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 2097

Re: Games on AIX

20fps on a POWER5?? Something's really wrong. My Quad G5 in software mode runs Quake at a ripping pace, so CPU rendering should not be the limiting factor. What does xdpyinfo say? Is the MIT-SHM extension installed? Is this xquake or quake.sw? Was Quake ever fast on non x86 boxes? Even on my 300Mhz...
by astouffer
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 4445

Re: Turning your back on windows

foetz wrote:with the serious disadvantage tho that they're practically one big trojan.


What is your reasoning for calling them a trojan? I take it that you don't use a single Google service and only conduct searches on duckduckgo using a PC with Libreboot and running TAILS from a read only USB drive.
by astouffer
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 4445

Re: Turning your back on windows

I then googled best Linux Distribution for old people, and found an interesting article from someone who had tested it with their family. The recommendation LINUX MINT. http://takacsmark.com/the-top-5-linux-systems-for-elderly-people/ So, I have built a new PC and installed MINT on it, and currentl...
by astouffer
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Fuel: ERROR: SCAN:scan error - unable to reset scan hardware

MrWeedster wrote:fyi: My ds1780 on the cpu is toast. With the cpu from the working fuel i have other errors, psu related (pimm 1,5v is 0,028V, resulting in not powering-up), Although the psu works in the good fuel.


Sounds like the voltage regulator on the motherboard is bad.
by astouffer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 2482

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Ubuntu 16.04 worked as easy as x86 on my P6 p520, granted I am booting under VIOS which may make things easier. I am working to fix FreeBSD ppc64 right now for VIOS and eventually PAPR as a hobby project. I'm using some spare work hours to bring FreeBSD to P8 PowerNV as it may be commercially relev...
by astouffer
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: building current CDE on Alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: building current CDE on Alpha

Have you thought about trying NetBSD? I used to run X and even some Tru64 programs like Netscape. OpenBSD on Alpha always seemed to freeze up after a day or so.

If you're feeling adventurous you could always give OpenVMS a try.
by astouffer
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: What is this?

So it would seem SGI bought these from TME then.
by astouffer
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 40
Views: 2482

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Alright I did some experimenting with a cheap SATA drive to see if anything can be done. The bottom line is whatever drive you use has to have the IBM firmware. In the open firmware is a program called "ioinfo" that does some low level drive utilities. With a SATA drive you can't even read...
by astouffer
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: What is this?

My guess is SGI was bleeding money and needed to make a quick buck so they sold an excess of boards to this embedded company.
by astouffer
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: What is this?

Can't believe no one has visited the website on the sticker. They sell embedded computers for vehicles.
by astouffer
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 803

What is this?

by astouffer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Irix version
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: Irix version

Oh yeah network install. There is a VM that installs IRIX over a network called DINA, but I have never used it. How have I survived without this? Thanks for this mention. I don't know if it works well, sounds like a bit of a hard thing to replicate perfectly. Again I have never used it. Obviously i...

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