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by jwhat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O3k users: Don't upgrade L2 controller firmware to 1.44.0 !!
Replies: 25
Views: 2020

Re: O3k users: Don't upgrade L2 controller firmware to 1.44.0 !!

Hi SoBlue, Recondas and others, Regettably I have fallen into same trap with L2 1.44.0 (l2.bin from IRIX 6.5.30). Problem is that since update to 1.44.0 (after upgrade to 6.5.30) (from 1.40.1 / 6.5.29), I cannot get telnet network connection to L2, but can still connect via console port. Given that ...
by jwhat
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Onyx 4/G2N - 4x1GHz/4x700MHz with G2N/Voyager/ATI Graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Onyx 4/G2N - 4x1GHz/4x700MHz with G2N/Voyager/ATI Graphics

Hi Nekochaners, as per dubious thread: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16732561 Here is updated hinv of Onyx4 with ATI Graphics as part of split up of 5 Chimera chassis: Location: /hw/module/001c03/node IP59_4CPU Board: barcode RMB786 part 030-1989-003 rev -D Location: /hw/module...
by jwhat
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe

Hi robespierre, my netgear switch is XS712T, so I purchased a couple of 10Gb SFP+ SR transceivers (for switch), which worked fine with LC/LC SR/Multimode patch cable I had. Problem is that switch is in middle of house in comms cabinet under staircases and computers are either in basement or my study...
by jwhat
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe

Hi Nekochaners, seems that Chimera (Origin350/Onxyx350/4/Tezro/Fuel) XIO2 is not available for use in chassis without CPU board (IP53_4CPU or IP59_4CPU) After bit of swapping and testing, it is always that case that L1 never reports either Odyssey (V12) or DM3 when installed in chassis without CPU b...
by jwhat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe

Hi JacquesT,

tapping into main control network ... ;-)

Image

and speaking of "The Terminator" I think all of early ones were done on SGI boxes.

Cheers from Oz,

jwhat.
by jwhat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet

Hi Jan-Jaap, no I have not done any tuning. Just wanted to see set of baseline numbers. I played around with Jumbo frames when I first got 10Gbe going with Macs and found that this only had very small impact on performance 5-10% (using AFP rather than NFS) and sometimes Jumbo frame actually resulted...
by jwhat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: (less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe
Replies: 7
Views: 317

(less) dubious Onyx350/4 - 8CPU/V12/MAD/RAD/FW/USB/FC/10Gbe

Hi Nekochaners, thought I would post new hinv for dubious (was Tezro) as it has now morphed into Onyx350/4 with V12 and various other bits of paraphernalia inside. Main details are: 2 x Numalink'ed Onyx350/4 with 4 x 1GHz + 4 x 800MHz, V12, 16GB RAM, RAD/MAD PCI Audio Cards, LSI Dual 4GB FC, Adaptec...
by jwhat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet

Hi Nekochaners, updated thread to 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet as I got Neterion XFrame 10Gbe PCI card via ebay. Was expecting BIG improvement and was hoping to get better performance from 10Gbe than FC... So here is reality based on first test: dubious 9# diskperf -W -D -n "10Gb Ethernet NFS" -c4m t...
by jwhat
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: low level format with FX - SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: low level format with FX

Hi hhoffman, Ok if it is IBM fc disk then you should be able to find spec sheet on hgst site. Read details on scsi format command and check to see if this allows setting of sector size. Example: https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/files/resources/10K300_SCSI_Functional.v6.pdf https://www.hgst.com/sit...
by jwhat
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: low level format with FX - SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: low level format with FX

Hi hhoffman, Two possible ways to recover are: 1. see if there is vendor tool 2. Use Linux tools. I am pretty sure last time I had problem this was fixed via Linux utilities - sg3_utils (sg_scan, sg_format etc) Bit of web surfing should find it. Issue is typically disk with 520 sector size needs to ...
by jwhat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: ACARD/SSD vs. 1Gb Ethernet

Hi tomvos, I posted my acard ARS-2320S numbers in other thread. Both Plextor M6 & Samsung 850 are rated around 500MB/sec so well above what U160 SCSI can handle. Seems like simplest way to get good performance from single drive. Have you enabled read/write cache and command tagging (via fx label...
by jwhat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD

Hi Jan-Jaap, Interesting about LSI all having same driver. I have LSI LSI7204XP-LC in Onyx350/4, but nothing except switch to connect it to. I also went ebaying and ordered LSI SAS3442X-R with 4 internal / 4 external SAS/SATA lanes and as I was over excited picked up 10Gb Neterion XFrame card. Also ...
by jwhat
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin 350, 4 x 1 Ghz, 4 GB RAM
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Origin 350, 4 x 1 Ghz, 4 GB RAM

Hi Jan-Jaap, Xiri & others, I read Neterion XFrame doco & it indicates that you “should not change physical interface” module. Has anyone tried or looked at possibility of changing from SR/LR optical to 10GBASE-T ? I see that there are physical media converters available, but these cost as m...
by jwhat
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD

Hi Jan-Jaap, Really nice job on install, presume as you have removed IO9 that chassis is Numalink’ed to main boot box. Saw a few postings on LSI board and no guestion on it being great way to get good disk performance with low effort and cost (compared to FC). I have some 6Gb SAS SSDs (again install...
by jwhat
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Octane2/Onyx350/4 - ACARD ARS-2160H/ARS-2320S with Samsung SSD

Hi Jack, That is good single disk result. Only one problem.... Need fibre channel kit. I used to have this: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=13590&p=7311841#p7311841 But it is long gone now via eBay, though I still have controllers (HBAs for Octane2, Onyx350/4 and Mac) and bro...

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