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by Shiunbird
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 17
Views: 1249

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

Gentlemen, Waking my own thread from the grave, for the record, I found my final setup: - Uncompressed works fine for 1080p@24fps (that's what I use). RTExtreme (preview of transitions and multiple layers without pre-render) works fine. My NAS is fast enough to push 1 stream to the Quad without any ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

To be candid: you have to really like HP/UX, otherwise you won't do a lot with it (yet another linux box?) and it'll be a doorstop. I don't have any experience with HP/UX, but would love to try. Honestly, I had no previous experience with AIX either, and what I've learned playing with it made me a ...
by Shiunbird
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: HP9000 C8000 noise

Thanks! I own a Quad G5 and an IBM 285, and if they are quieter than these, then it's ok. I find the 285 louder, but less annoying, than the G5. It's a more constant sound, without annoying interference and overlaps. My 285 idles at around 250W-300W, depending on its mood. I've not yet measured my G...
by Shiunbird
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP9000 C8000 noise
Replies: 18
Views: 553

HP9000 C8000 noise

Hi everyone,

I wonder how loud these are, I'm thinking of getting one.
Anyone has an idea?

Thanks!
by Shiunbird
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 36
Views: 3565

Re: Alphaserver DS15

After failing to get Xorg working, I started looking at the alpha linux mailing lists. Compiled the radeon and amdgpu drivers into the kernel (not as modules) and got X working with a PCI Radeon 7000 64MB. Question: How is the window resize performance with the PCI Radeon 7000? I have the same card...
by Shiunbird
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Maya Irix Software Render scene
Replies: 24
Views: 980

Re: Maya Irix Software Render scene

foetz wrote:the files get quite big but quicktime can read them so wrapping it up as h264 for example is easy.


Can you save it out somewhere straight to a NFS mount or something?
I use often recordmydesktop, has anyone tried to compile it? You can defer rendering for after capture, a very useful feature.
by Shiunbird
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 28
Views: 1554

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Again, Dodoid, you have very loving parents...
I'd be greeted by the belt of justice in a second if I'd leave such mess behind.

I'll get a photo of my setup done in a few days and share. No SGI yet, though. =\
by Shiunbird
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33289

Re: your latest purchase

Found this boxed Sound Blaster Live at a Goodwill last weekend. Not particularly exciting hardware but it's unusual to find the original retail packaging (which is 90% empty). OMG, the memories. I had a OEM one with a Dell Pentium III, and remember having a blast with the demos. Some of the MIDI so...
by Shiunbird
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33289

Re: your latest purchase

ScutBoy wrote:Couldn't help it - it was too clean and too cheap.


Oh well, you've got your new main keyboard and the PC came as a gift!
by Shiunbird
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33289

Re: your latest purchase

ScutBoy wrote:Latest purchase and assembly project. Next I need the "coming soon" PiDP-11 and I'll have a nice set!


This is gorgeous!
by Shiunbird
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33289

Re: your latest purchase

I got 2 Xeon E3-1220l (v1) for my HP MicroServer Gen8s.
And after I saw the crap that the Gen10 is, ordered another Gen8 just in case.

Also got 8x 2TB WD Red drives and a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital for my IBM T221 thing. =)
by Shiunbird
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)
Replies: 9
Views: 755

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

ClassicHasClass wrote:There's no guarantee I'll be able to recover this unit.


That's one of the saddest things I've EVER heard.
I keep trying to get my hands dirty with such machine, but whenever a offer pops up somewhere, it always costs more than I'm willing to pay.
by Shiunbird
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Making music with PureData on Octane 2
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

This is seriously cool!
Where have you been hiding?

Welcome to the club!
by Shiunbird
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2412

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Comparison is fair. Hardware components will get faster but still be the same boring stuff from just couple makers without real competition and at least in the 90´s there was more diversity and more choice than just Intel/AMD/Nvidia. Comparing a multiple-core monster with a TB of RAM with a Mac Pro...
by Shiunbird
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2412

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

stumbled into this cute little site: http://hp.com/go/mac-to-z I don't think it's an entirely fair comparison. In some sense, the Mac Pro reminds me of the old UNIX workstations - integrated software and hardware, OS and applications. Apple placed all bets on GPU performance for Final Cut X, and I ...

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