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by ClassicHasClass
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation
Replies: 30
Views: 2950

Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

They don't come with it out of the box, but getting a compatible card is not hard. I have a 135P in my POWER6 and X comes up with that. I can't imagine that it wouldn't still work on a POWER8 or 9 or any of the other graphics card FRUs.
by ClassicHasClass
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)

I'm pretty sure both are truly fuses, they're marked as such and have "2A" on the top (F1 even has "125V 2A" on the board next to it). It doesn't have the one-way behaviour of a diode and it looks too big for that. I haven't gotten up the nerve to try to wiggle the other boards o...
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Interesting video - code injection on unmodified SNES
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Interesting video - code injection on unmodified SNES

The TAS/Games Done Quick guys always have good stuff too.
by ClassicHasClass
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

The endianness matches Yup, POWER9 is LE as well as x86, but PowerPC and POWER machines have a special hw instruction which translates a word from BE to LE and LE to BE, and It takes just one clock cycle. It's not a penalty. I'm well aware of this because TenFourFox uses those series of instruction...
by ClassicHasClass
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

To answer both uunix and countzero: yes, it is designed to run Linux, and my unit will be running Linux (probably Debian ppc64le). I would be very surprised if the *BSD guys didn't come up with a port, though, given that the hardware is open stack. As far as x86 goes, it would be purely software emu...
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

$7200 shipped. Thus, one first needs to find a good reason to justify the purchase. What do you use it for? Nothing because it hasn't arrived yet. :P But it will replace my Quad G5 as my daily driver. It's fast enough that I can QEMU my way to backwards compatibility, and leave the slow burning dum...
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

countzero wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote:Talos II


How much is it?


The machine I configured (octocore SMT-4 POWER9, 32GB RAM, AMD WX7100, SAS RAID, 500GB flash) was about $7200 shipped.
by ClassicHasClass
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)
Replies: 8
Views: 467

SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)

I was antsy about the 2.5" SCSI in my ThinkPad 800 (the original Type 6020 which was never, apparently, sold), so based on reports that it works fine with the TP850, I bought a "PowerBook" SCSI2SD of the same type I currently use in my PowerBook 540c, configured it and installed it. I...
by ClassicHasClass
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

I think you need a Talos II. :)
by ClassicHasClass
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"

Mac OS X Internals is a great read, but it's 1) not written by Apple 2) limited to 10.4 and earlier, though this is perfectly fine with me (typing on a Tiger iMac G4). Apple only supports developers to the minimum extent software can actually get written. Even their TNs and other documentation befor...
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 737
Views: 24478

Re: your latest purchase

Those aren't hard to find. Fry's carries them for around $40.
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?
Replies: 69
Views: 2525

Re: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?

The vast majority of programs work in Classic; the only one I remember that benefitted from booting OS 9 was SuperCollider 2/3. Sure, they'll work, and that's why 10.4 is my preferred version of OS X on PowerPC. But OS 9 on the raw metal is a lot faster, and some apps don't work quite right in Clas...
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?
Replies: 69
Views: 2525

Re: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?

You could use a 1GHz TiBook. Those will still run 9.2.2. I have an 867MHz and a 1GHz TiBook, and they're great mobile OS 9 workstations.
by ClassicHasClass
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: Your first SGI encounter

Indys at the Salk Institute when I interned there as an undergraduate (summer of 1996). They were ostensibly for protein visualization but they got mostly used for xdoom. :)
by ClassicHasClass
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Burnt AAUI on PM6100??
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Burnt AAUI on PM6100??

That definitely sounds like a hardware failure. It's probably just easier to find a NuBus card, though with what you've got in there, you may not have the room ;) Also, I've never run the G3 and the HPV card together with a NuBus card in a 6100. I'm not even sure that's possible. I have an "SR-...

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