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by jwhat
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 2x600,VPro V12/DCD,8GB,2xFC/PCI+GBIT/RAD/DM10 (Fake)
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Octane2 2x600,VPro V12/DCD/DM2/8GB/2xFC/2xGBIT

Nekochaners, Well just to prove that old Octanes don't die they just depreciate rapidly.... Here is the current hinv on old faithfull... #hinv -mv Location: /hw/node PM20600MHZ Board: barcode MRR028 part 030-1778-001 rev C Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15 IP30 Board: barcode LLY851 part 030-1467-001 rev ...
by jwhat
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Getting AHCI Enabled Windows XP Boot Camp Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Getting AHCI Enabled Windows XP Boot Camp Installation

Nekochaners, I previously posted about using MCE Blu-ray kit on Mac Pro (Early 2008) and problems this had with iTunes ripping, so I removed the ATA/SATA bridge and connected the Blu-ray disk via SATA to one of the two spare SATA ports on the systems board. However this introduced issues of not bein...
by jwhat
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The EVGA (Nvidia) GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition EFI64 ROM
Replies: 0
Views: 1168

The EVGA (Nvidia) GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition EFI64 ROM

Nekochan Mac'ers, here are details from the recent EVGA GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition ROM. #nvflash --version NVIDIA Firmware Update Utility (Version 5.80) Adapter: GeForce GTX 285 (10DE,05E3,3842,1080) H:--:NRM B:01,PCI,D:00,F:00 The display may go *BLANK* on and off for up to 10 seconds during acces...
by jwhat
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro (Early 2008 & prior) RAID Things to Know
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Mac Pro (Early 2008 & prior) RAID Things to Know

Nekochan Macers, Following over 30 hours rebuilt of 3 x 1.5TB RAID 5 Volume - 3 hours backup, approx 24 hours to initialise new Volume and 3 hours restore... Here are XBench Disk performance figures with new Mac Pro RAID 5 across 3 x 1.5TB Seagate 7200 RPM disk. I am using a single volume to store e...
by jwhat
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro (Early 2008 & prior) RAID Things to Know
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Mac Pro (Early 2008 & prior) RAID Things to Know

Hi Kjaer, if you are talking about inbuilt SATA drives set up to RAID 1 mirror via "Disk Utility" then the results should be same as per my Fibre Channel case as the drives are just a bunch of disk (JBOD) set up as RAID via software driver. As I posted the software RAID has proved to be ve...
by jwhat
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro (Early 2008 & prior) RAID Things to Know
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Mac Pro (Early 2008 & prior) RAID Things to Know

Mac'er, here are some notes on the Mac Pro RAID card (from Early 2008 and prior Mac Pro, this is version with 256MB Cache, current Mac Pro 2009 has 512MB Cache and uses PCI base based lines for SATA/SAS connectivity). Aplogies in advance for the length of the post, it just the the rather strange beh...
by jwhat
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Findings on MCE Blu-Ray for Mac Pro (early 2008)
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Findings on MCE Blu-Ray for Mac Pro (early 2008)

Nekochan Mac'ers, now that I have stopped working on getting Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 hacked to work on my Mac Pro (tasked completed), the lastest upgrade to my machine was to put in an MCE 8X Blu-Ray Recorder. This has turned out to highlight a number of good and bad things about Mac Pro that had prev...
by jwhat
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: OS X 10.5 on VMWare Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 149

OS X 10.5 on VMWare Fusion

Nekochaners, I tried to create new OS X 10.5 (non Server) VM on VMWare Fusion 2.0 using the boot disk that came with my Mac Pro... but it would not boot from the DVD. It said something like "No OS X Server DVD available". So I then thought I would install OS X 10.5 Server and then install ...
by jwhat
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Any one using Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 on Mac Pro?
Replies: 27
Views: 5027

Re: Any one using Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 on Mac Pro?

Nekochaners,

Suggestions on best place to post Nvidia FX 5600 EFI/EFI64 ROM.

Cheers,

Zebity.
by jwhat
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: OS X system as a unix workstation
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: OS X system as a unix workstation

Hakimoto, I am deeply offended, that you too see the benefits of virtualisation ;-) . This (virtualisation) is the main game to my mind and sad to say that rise of Intel architecture chips makes this easier, as it avoids need for emulation. I agree 100% that it really does not matter if you use Sola...
by jwhat
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: OS X system as a unix workstation
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: OS X system as a unix workstation

ohw0571, I moved to Mac initially due to need to have a portable computer and I had the occasional use for Windows machine to do my personal accounting, which I did via Virtual PC. That was back in PowerPC Mac days. With the move to Intel, Mac is a very good virtualisation platform. VMWare Fusion is...
by jwhat
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Some Initial Fibre Channel/RAID Benchmarking on Mac Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Some Initial Fibre Channel/RAID Benchmarking on Mac Pro

Nekochaners & Mac'ers, as I have been slowly moving all my work from SGI Octane2 to Mac Pro, I got my 2GB Fibre Channel Array switched over so it is now running off Mac Pro. I was interested to see what kind of through-put I got relative to my Octane2. The disks and basic configuration I have is...
by jwhat
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI 1200 Intel Server if you want it...
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: SGI 1200 Intel Server if you want it...

Or sharing like company ... depending on you see it ;-)
by jwhat
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI 1200 Intel Server if you want it...
Replies: 2
Views: 249

SGI 1200 Intel Server if you want it...

Nekochaners, I have put a bunch of old PCs onto ebay including SGI 1200 Intel Server with Dual 800 PIII CPUs and 2GB RAM.. : http://cgi.ebay.com.au/IBM-NetVista-1-9GHZ-2GB-40GB-DVD-with-Win-XP-Pro_W0QQitemZ260284050558QQihZ016QQcategoryZ111444QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem If anyone wants thi...
by jwhat
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Any one using Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 on Mac Pro?
Replies: 27
Views: 5027

EFI Firmware Engineer...

SQueen & others, here is an interesting post for job with NVIDIA doing EFI firmware for Apple & OS X. http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JX4O8Y51NHX So maybe Nvidia will start to do EFI firmware releases directly which should help to accelerate OS X graphics card support, as I was under the impres...

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