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by R-ten-K
Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: "SGI decided to drop MIPS", according to someone w
Replies: 21
Views: 1219

Well... SGI had pretty much abbandoned their MIPS plans ever since they decided to drop beast et al and go intel (ugh!). They got screwed big time, but what can you do.... This would be the 3rd transition for SGI, from Motorola -> MIPS, now MIPS-> IA64. It is not that much of a big deal IMHO, since ...
by R-ten-K
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: why buy a Mac OsX hardware?
Replies: 42
Views: 2341

---the ram modules are standard or apple ones? the property Apple RAM modules old times have ended, PowerMac G5 sports PC 3200 DDR SDRAM modules. :wink: Actually I think apple only used propietary RAM only once on the Mac IIfx. Other than that Apple has used std 30 pin, then 72 pin, and now SDRAM. ...
by R-ten-K
Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris 10 to be Open Source
Replies: 39
Views: 2800

Unfortunatedly SGI hasn't been able to find their own arse with a search light for many years. Even when they were a MIPS/Irix shoppe... From the late 90s on, it almost seemed as if SGI was trying to outdumb anyone else in the Tech industry. Frankly I am amused they have managed to stay afloat this ...
by R-ten-K
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Black challenge S on Ebay!
Replies: 13
Views: 459

I also think that toolbox.sgi.com used to be a challenge S at some point, not sure what it is these days (or if it's even here for that matter) I believe that reality.sgi.com, the old employee/staff webserver was also a Challenge S. And it used to have a pretty heavy load, back in the days when SGI...
by R-ten-K
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: R.I.P *Sob*
Replies: 171
Views: 5659

To confuse things even further, the G5 towers actually have AGP Pro slots. I have a dual G5/2.5 sitting here and it is just annoying that I can not pop in a nice Quadro or 3Dlabs board in there. I just do not understand, spend so much money on developing the system... I would assume developing those...
by R-ten-K
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Need help advocating R16k-800mhz vs a P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

I believe some SGI reps allow you to go ahead and use some machines to run your code on them. Compaq and IBM have also a few of their machines available on the net... that could be a better approach to figure out which machine is better suited for the job. At least for cpu bound jobs that seems to b...
by R-ten-K
Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Need help advocating R16k-800mhz vs a P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

I just happened to have a different point of view, sorry if you did not hear what you wanted to. But I'd appreciate if you did not call me a troll, thaks. Just arrange a setup with 8 R16K's and another with 4 or 8 Opterons, and see which one is faster. Chose the one that wins, end of story.... just ...
by R-ten-K
Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: For the first time in a long time (or ever?) SGI can ....
Replies: 45
Views: 2597

Re: Thank You Lord.

Actually the Mach Apple uses is stil 2.x which is waaaaaay old, plus they learned from NeXTStep and it is not a true microkernel anymore. Where did you get 2.x from? This might not be accurate of course: http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/osx/arch_xnu.html ... but I'd still like to see some documentat...
by R-ten-K
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: related SGI stuff you have, merchandising, posters...
Replies: 68
Views: 6359

The oldest SGI related stuff I own is a WaveFront poster with a (then newly introduced) SGI Iris 3000 + Pixar ImageComputer running their software. Design station or some such...
by R-ten-K
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: For the first time in a long time (or ever?) SGI can ....
Replies: 45
Views: 2597

Re: Thank You Lord.

With Mach Apple, BSD, etc. have got a modern kernel. A fair number old school mainframe manufacturers have made their own. Hell, even Microsoft have managed it, even if they did botch it up somewhat. Actually the Mach Apple uses is stil 2.x which is waaaaaay old, plus they learned from NeXTStep and...
by R-ten-K
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Need help advocating R16k-800mhz vs a P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

Unfortunatedly the R16K is less than half the speed of a modern P4 for almost anything you throw at it. So there is no real reason to advocate the purchase of such a system over a commodity P4 unless legacy code/programs are involved. so you think cpu = system ? hmmmm. No I don't.... I just live in...
by R-ten-K
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 1Ghz R16k been shipping for last 2-3weeks??
Replies: 19
Views: 1410

I was told this. Originally there was the R8K (aka "TFP") and R10K (aka "T5"). There was to be a T5B followed by Beast and Alien. Beast was the next one after R8K, not R10K. Somewhere down the line R12K appeared out of nowhere and put pressure on Beast to deliver early, coincidentally around the ti...
by R-ten-K
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Need help advocating R16k-800mhz vs a P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

Unfortunatedly the R16K is less than half the speed of a modern P4 for almost anything you throw at it. So there is no real reason to advocate the purchase of such a system over a commodity P4 unless legacy code/programs are involved.

Sad but true.... :|
by R-ten-K
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Great articles on the death of SGI (1999)
Replies: 62
Views: 2746

NT was originailly intended to run on the Intel N10 ... Actually, NT was intended to run on anything, hence the Hardware Abstraction Layer. Not sure if that was IBM (who want everything to play well together) or Microsoft (who like to embrace before they strangle the life out of anything which *cou...

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