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by Antnee
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Woot! 100k Seti units!
Replies: 34
Views: 1927

I used to have every machine I owned running stuff like Seti, but not only was the power bill too much, but one of my PCs kept blowing PSUs too! I'd love to find inteligent life (beyond this planet, you know what I mean!) but not as much as I like to save money!
by Antnee
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Do we have a Frappr group?
Replies: 31
Views: 1528

I'd be happier if Neko did it, if he wanted to cos I'm rarely around these days, but like I said, if people want to use it and nobody else wants to set it up I certainly will... any more for any more?
by Antnee
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Do we have a Frappr group?
Replies: 31
Views: 1528

Do we have a Frappr group?

I've just been introduced to Frappr via the MotorCycleNews.com forums where we're all putting where we all live so we show up on the Google Maps and I was wondering if we have an SGI or Nekochan Frappr group so we can all see where we all are? It'd be awesome for get-togethers or seeing who lives ne...
by Antnee
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Any motorcyclists in here?
Replies: 31
Views: 1703

I'm soon to pick up my first bike, probably a Honda Varadero 125... hoping to upgrade that to a CBR600RR later in the year, depending on how I handle the whopping 15bhp the little Varadero puts out!
by Antnee
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: The END of an ERA.
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

Uh oh, sparked a bit of an argument there! Should have stuck in the trusty Zilog Z80, that'd have seen 'em better than the Itanium!

Seriously though, hindsight is a beautiful thing
by Antnee
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: The END of an ERA.
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

If SGI switched to a 32-bit architecture, we wouldn't be buying any more systems. Storage size and numerical precision. There's no debate, we just couldn't. Who said anything about 32-bit architectures? UltraSPARC is 64-bBit, Power is 64-Bit, Opteron is 64-Bit, Itanium is 64-Bit. Even the god-damn ...
by Antnee
Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: The END of an ERA.
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

OK OK, I agree that Itanium was a bad choice, and that Opteron is a good CPU, but why does everyone think that SGI should have moved to x86 (or x64)? It would've been better than IA64 true, but wouldn't you all have been much happier seeing SGI running on Power? I know I would. I can't fathom Apple'...
by Antnee
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: The END of an ERA.
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

Re: Direction?

...resuscitate the fricking R18K. The thing is done , fer chrissakes. Let it go man! As I understand it, the R18K went with the MIPS engineers to Intel and most of the ideas went into Itanium2 and the rest into Itanium3 whenever that shows up. Yeah, R18K was almost ready but the honest truth is tha...
by Antnee
Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: The END of an ERA.
Replies: 42
Views: 2708

Too little too late. Here's to more of the same. My sentiments exactly. I was wondering if anyone would make that comment, if not I would! How The Register told it: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/01/sgi_moves_bishop/ Personally I blame 90% of it on the move to Itanium and Linux. OK, so Linux ...
by Antnee
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Ati Crossfire vs SGI
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

We are doing video textures (which is more bandwith expensive) in cluster enviroments... That's interesting, and quite unique. I'm curious how you do that, do you use a high-speed interconnect? I know many render farms just use standard networking components and often push the bandwidth as it is, h...
by Antnee
Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Ati Crossfire vs SGI
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

Where clusters fall down is in simulations. Some can do a pretty good job if they have an incredible interconnect but in reality it rarely works well. Most clusters used in graphics are used for pre-rendered animations: One machine hands out jobs and each individual one will render a frame and eithe...
by Antnee
Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Ati Crossfire vs SGI
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

Of course you are right, but unfortunately for SGI there a very few users that really need those features. I would say it's more a case of the number of users who are willing to pay for such a machine, there is a very large number of potential customers, people who need a system like an SGI. Most c...
by Antnee
Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Penny Stocks - Seen this yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 2270

I spent a while reading through those articles at the bottom of that page... there's some interesting stuff in there, though I'm not sure how much of it is true
by Antnee
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Penny Stocks - Seen this yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 2270

Re: Penny Stocks - Seen this yet?

orensomething wrote:No worries mates;
as long as there is a demand, as long as youll insist using the pencil YOU prefer, its just a light descent. :idea:

but i wrote it after a huge joint, so i might be wrong... :wink:

That must've been one HUGE joint, I'm not sure that's even English!
by Antnee
Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Ati Crossfire vs SGI
Replies: 21
Views: 1447

I would agree with you under the contingency that we are talking about a "regular" PC. The Prism is a PC... No it's not. Just because it runs an Intel CPU doesn't make it a PC, it's not even compatible with x86 AND a G4 will take AGP cards so it's just as much a PC as Prism. My satellite decoder ha...

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