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by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Linux on POWER5
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Linux on POWER5

Hello there! I managed to install Linux on my POWER5, and even managed to use a Power Mac video card for better video performance. The key basic step for me was to separate /boot into an ext2 partition. I documented the whole process in a YouTube video if you need I can IM you the link. It works fla...
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 4583

Re: Turning your back on windows

So, to summarize, is OS X the best way to be as much UNIX as possible, being "less monitored", and still be able to enjoy access to modern applications, and the few closed-source applications one may need to use to get his/her job done?
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: If SGI announced a non-x86 graphics workstation similar to their 90s machines today, would you buy it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1529

Re: If SGI announced a non-x86 graphics workstation similar to their 90s machines today, would you buy it?

+1 for the operating system point. I don't care so much about the underlying hardware, as long as there's massive bandwidth and enough processing power is there. As a hobbyist, I would care more about bandwidth and how fast the machine feels, since things can render overnight. What matters is the OS...
by Shiunbird
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: AIX screen resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 808

AIX screen resolution

Hello folks, good day! So I'm resuming my workstation project on my IntelliStation 285. I wiped out Linux from my second hard drive and installed AIX 5.3. Now a funny thing... my graphics card (GXT135p) supports 1920x1200 on VGA, and only 1280x1024 on DVI. AIX 7.1 detects it correctly and I get full...
by Shiunbird
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Xerox Alto Restoration
Replies: 37
Views: 2383

Re: Xerox Alto Restoration

josehill wrote:PS. I also enjoyed the guy's video demonstrating what happens when you try to divide by zero on a Friden STW10 Mechanical Calculator, sold from 1949–1966. Who knew it would be so easy to open a transwarp conduit?


This is incredible! =)
Thanks for sharing.
by Shiunbird
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: TightVNC for Windows on Itanium/ia64
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: TightVNC for Windows on Itanium/ia64

Oh wow, good work!

What do you use your Itanium machines for? How do they perform?
by Shiunbird
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Home AIX Lab Server
Replies: 28
Views: 2219

Re: Home AIX Lab Server

My 285 came with a Ultra320 SCSI disk drive 4-pack backplane. 8 drives would require a 2nd backplane. This is a good reference to find out what comes with power5s: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER5/iphau_p5/partssystem.htm Some models come with 6-pack backplanes. You will also find ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Home AIX Lab Server
Replies: 28
Views: 2219

Re: Home AIX Lab Server

psergiu wrote:Do the HMCs for POWER6 needs to run on special hardware ? I remeber a friend getting a power5 285 workstation and using a crappy old dell laptop as HMC.


+1 on that. And I have a 285 workstation with AIX 7.1.
by Shiunbird
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: $19.99 OSX Apple Server
Replies: 60
Views: 5004

Re: $19.99 OSX Apple Server

Wow!
Do you own your own power plant or some nice solar panels?

=))))))))))))

I'm having an eye on 1,1 Mac Pros and first gen XServes as well. Might get some, but want to get an SGI first, and get my IntelliStation being useful. It has been being a war.
by Shiunbird
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: $19.99 OSX Apple Server
Replies: 60
Views: 5004

Re: $19.99 OSX Apple Server

Oh wow... That's a lot of machines to achieve your storage requirements, but I'm happy it is working. I'm starting to think of getting a Mac Pro 1,1. Prices are good. But that would go as a server, I'd still be using my G5 mostly. There are cheap XServes as well, but they are noisy. I dream of build...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Polling Card arrived today.. EU Referendum
Replies: 73
Views: 3941

Re: Polling Card arrived today.. EU Referendum

In the end I don't care as long as the freedom of movement and goods remain. So the British vote to be out, and you expect the outcome of that to be that everything you didn't like about the EU will magically disappear, yet all the benefits will stay? You can't be that naive. The bureaucrats in Bru...
by Shiunbird
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: $19.99 OSX Apple Server
Replies: 60
Views: 5004

Re: $19.99 OSX Apple Server

First bad problem. Seems that there has been a legacy problem lingering in the Drobo Pro space; It doesn't work correctly with FW800, which was the easiest way to hook it all up. I switched everything to USB, but there were reboots last night. I'll try again with iSCSI. If all else fails, back to L...
by Shiunbird
Tue May 31, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Polling Card arrived today.. EU Referendum
Replies: 73
Views: 3941

Re: Polling Card arrived today.. EU Referendum

In the end I don't care as long as the freedom of movement and goods remain. That's the biggest achievement of the EU. There's a very good article that states that before the First World War one could live anywhere from Moscow to Lisbon without bothering with anything. I can't find it now unfortunat...
by Shiunbird
Tue May 31, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: SGI Fuel with Nucletron Plato
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: SGI Fuel with Nucletron Plato

Oh wow, this is amazing!

Good luck finding the isotopes. =)))))))))))))
by Shiunbird
Mon May 30, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: $19.99 OSX Apple Server
Replies: 60
Views: 5004

Re: $19.99 OSX Apple Server

One thing that irk's me is that the new server doesn't talk to the old server management, or visa versa. I think that wasn't the case in the past. You could do if I'm not mistaken one version before or afterwards. But that stopped since Snow Leopard server I think, when they started making it an Ap...

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