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by andreas@rootprompt
Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane for Video
Replies: 11
Views: 593

You can install two video boards in the Octane. Though having an MXE plus an SI or even SSI is not supported AFAIK and will generate a lot of heat. I don't know for how much TRAMs are goind right now, I guess around 100 EUR per module if you get them on eBay. You'll need two modules to make the SSE ...
by andreas@rootprompt
Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane for Video
Replies: 11
Views: 593

if you plan to do uncompressed (analog) video and you have the appropriate software, this is a fine machine. If it is better than your O2 depends on your tasks - it's a much faster box, but on the other hand is missing texture RAM. And if you plan to work with uncompressed footage, you'll need a lot...
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Power consumption of sgi hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 558

energy cost measurement devices aren't that expensive (around 20 EUR or something like that). Probably the best way to measure the actual power consumption of your machines ;)
by andreas@rootprompt
Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Power consumption of sgi hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 558

you might want to follow this thread:

http://www.mood-indigo.org/cgi-bin/YaBB ... 8&start=30
(in german)

an R4400-200 Indy seems to draw 84W.
by andreas@rootprompt
Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: O2 R5000@250 Mhz
Replies: 0
Views: 294

O2 R5000@250 Mhz

O2_R5K 1# hinv -v CPU: MIPS R5000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0 FPU: MIPS R5000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 1.0 1 250 MHZ IP32 Processor Main memory size: 64 Mbytes Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 1 Mbyte on Processor 0 Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes Data cache size: 32 Kby...
by andreas@rootprompt
Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 movies too bright
Replies: 2
Views: 296

well, yes, that's a workaround, but not a good one, since the clips on the O2 look perfectly ok, so outputting them from there to video would result in too dark output. Changing gamma values afterwards is what I'm doing already, I was just wondering if there's any way to have the O2 export clips in ...
by andreas@rootprompt
Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: some new old goodies
Replies: 2
Views: 549

some new old goodies

I had all those toys for ages on my HD, but rediscovered the page during a huge cleanup of my bookmarks ;) Many of you might know those little demos at the bottom of the page, but for those of you that don't: http://www.lurkertech.com/chris/ (be sure to check out the Lurker's Guide to Video, too) An...
by andreas@rootprompt
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 movies too bright
Replies: 2
Views: 296

O2 movies too bright

this is a problem that's bugging me for some time... every movie I export from the O2 to my Mac (or PC) is too bright, i.e. the black level isn't correct. I know this is a gamma thing, I also remember that the O2 is one of the very few machines on which the system wide gamma setting has an effect on...
by andreas@rootprompt
Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Shameless G5 mod
Replies: 15
Views: 982

I'd say it's a rather boring fake.

I put all the parts from the G5 into a box and gave it to my friend. He was rather happy


yeah, sure, throwing away some $2000+
by andreas@rootprompt
Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 4D Twintower question
Replies: 23
Views: 881

yes, a keyboard and mouse is attached - and both are working fine on the Crimson. They keyboard even beeps like it should during startup. Syslog tells me something about "GM3 not responding to last request" once, that's all I see there. The GM3 is firmly seated and has some LEDs on. startgfx says it...
by andreas@rootprompt
Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 4D Twintower question
Replies: 23
Views: 881

some update: I checked all blowers I could find, they're all running. But something new came up (or better, doesn't come up): I don't get a picture on the graphics out anymore. Though I do have a terminal and cable, I don't have a gender changer so I can't see the boot process and POST. However, I c...
by andreas@rootprompt
Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: r18k = really dead???
Replies: 17
Views: 964

strange, IBM seems to have every information about AIX on Itanium removed from their website. It did exist, at least that's what IBM told us in 2002: AIX 5L V5.1 for Itanium is generally available for Intel® Itanium-based systems as a no-charge/no-support Early Adopters Release. It is orderable from...
by andreas@rootprompt
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: r18k = really dead???
Replies: 17
Views: 964

well, only time will tell. I think you're pretty much right and it's only a matter of time when they'll move their visualization systems to ia64, too. But then again, for the suits of today, they're just another competitor I guess. Why buy from SGI, when I can have it for less from Dell? I'd know th...
by andreas@rootprompt
Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: r18k = really dead???
Replies: 17
Views: 964

great news? I'm not so sure - for me it finally sounds like the end of IRIX in the long run. But we'll see, IRIX has been declared dead too often and is surprisingly still alive and kicking ;) Maybe Linux is the end of SGI in the long run, but then again SGI has been declared dead too often and... :D
by andreas@rootprompt
Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: r18k = really dead???
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: r18k = really dead???

oddoh wrote:that would be sad; I don't want an ia64-irix ...


there will be no ia64-IRIX, they have Linsux for that.

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