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by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 34
Views: 977

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

I only run an Octane and an O2. I have almost every part in double (or triple sometimes). I even have a spare dual R14K/600Mhz module for the Octane just in case. Every once in a while when I'm short on money I'm thinking about selling it but then I think "what if the damn thingamabob fails ? ...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 34
Views: 977

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

For me, the Indigo2 has to be one of the more solid systems - but the higher end Max IMPACT cards are a lot more fragile than Solid IMPACT due to TRAM issues. Part of the issue with later systems as well is that SGI was doing a lot more poorly financially, so some corners were cut to try and reduce...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 34
Views: 977

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Which system with good performance do you think would probably be the easiest to keep going far into the future? Define "good performance" ;) Seriously though: if a 5 year old MacPro crushes an 8 CPU Onyx 350 by an order of magnitude , how do you think any SGI will compare to a contempora...
by Irinikus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 34
Views: 977

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Which system with good performance do you think would probably be the easiest to keep going far into the future?
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 34
Views: 977

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

The desksides have always been the holy grail of hardware i one day wished to own. I really would not want to trade this stuff for anything in the world, but i am getting concerned about the long term feasibility of keeping these things running. At some point, we're all probably just going to have ...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

The missing and blown component is on a daughter board, you can maybe request the seller to send you another daughter board at their expense. The tantalum cap is probably the same as the one next to it, but I don't know what the broken component is. It's probably easiest to request a new daughter bo...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: Broken IO6-G bought on eBay

Take a look at the stickers on the boards, the numbers are different! (different boards) s-l1600.jpg P1030674_preview.jpg The board that they sold you was not the one that they had pictured in their listing! The damage to the board isn't shipping damage, thats a blown tantalum cap, they sold you a b...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

It seems a real shame if the global stock of O2s is reducing on account of broken skins. There was a rackmountable "naked" version, from which I infer the machine will work without plastics, so where is the supply of (cheaper ;-) ) skinless O2s for those who just want the functionality? S...
by Irinikus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 779
Views: 26097

Re: your latest purchase

miod wrote:Yes, I own a Krups, and I also have a friends' MrCoffee on ``infinite'' loan.


I will have to keep a look out for a MrCoffee myself, as this is also a very cool little machine.
by Irinikus
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 779
Views: 26097

Re: your latest purchase

I managed to get another JavaStation. (a brand new unit that still even has the securing tape on it, plus the owners manual!) You're lucky. Be very careful with the purple "wings", the plastic notches which allow you to close them again after having opened them to plug the various cables,...
by Irinikus
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 779
Views: 26097

Re: your latest purchase

I managed to get another JavaStation. (a brand new unit that still even has the securing tape on it, plus the owners manual!)

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by Irinikus
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?

I do not have the money to buy a SGI currently, it would be awesome to emulate Irix in modern intel machines, would it be perfect, where did you buy yours? Which one do you use? what is the best for SI 3D 4.0 animation so that animation is exporting with quality and very fast? For work such as that...
by Irinikus
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: SoftImage 3D 4.0 Install Help ?

It's maybe time for you to build a retro machine to run your software, or to get an SGI :D Today you will be able to build an absolute top-spec machine from that era and it won't cost you much, it will be just as enjoyable and satisfying as building up one of the latest machines (top-spec) trust me!...
by Irinikus
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New Tezro owner
Replies: 21
Views: 1015

Re: New Tezro owner

Have you got any closer to solving your Tezro's issue yet?
by Irinikus
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

These I just had off the top of my head. There are many other sites where you can get good information without having to watch a video. At one point I did an ifixit teardown (oh dear god, remember that site? I think I lost a bet to do that one...) for my Onyx back when I still owned it. https://www...

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