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by jade_angel
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin 3200 "Fenris" - 4x600/4x400, 3 GB RAM, 2 C, 1 I, L2
Replies: 28
Views: 881

Re: Origin 3200 "Fenris" - 4x600, 1 GB RAM, 1 C, 1 I

Actually, the I2's even better if a little loud. If you need a 3Com 3C597 for it, I've got a box of 'em, just ping me (or Adrian if I'm cloaked again). As for the switch, yeah, actually, putting gig modules in the Catalyst might be a better bet unless you need lots of ports. (Unless, of course, you ...
by jade_angel
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin 3200 "Fenris" - 4x600/4x400, 3 GB RAM, 2 C, 1 I, L2
Replies: 28
Views: 881

Re: Origin 3200 "Fenris" - 4x600, 1 GB RAM, 1 C, 1 I

Heh, not bad. See if you can find a Netgear GS716T on the cheap. Even new they're about $250, I bet FleaBay would have one for $45 or so.

Once you've got that, you get shiny things like being able to use the O300 as a netboot and NFS server that can be faster than local disk, at least sometimes.
by jade_angel
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin 3200 "Fenris" - 4x600/4x400, 3 GB RAM, 2 C, 1 I, L2
Replies: 28
Views: 881

Re: Origin 3200 "Fenris" - 4x600, 1 GB RAM, 1 C, 1 I

Oi gevalt, nice piece of kit :)

Now all ye need is gig-e strung between 'em, and an Indy as an X-terminal for it. I suppose you could use a Fuel instead, of course - we love overkill :P
by jade_angel
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel 900Mhz, 4GB, V12, DCD, DM6
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Re: Fuel 900Mhz, 4GB, V12, DCD, DM6

Very nice! This looks fairly similar to Ian Mapleson's setup, SAS controller and all. Looks like it's nearly as tricked out as a Fuel can get, other than maybe a Firewire card.
by jade_angel
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 "Rocktane2" - 2x 400 MHz R12K, 1.5 GB RAM, V12
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Octane2 "Rocktane2" - 2x 400 MHz R12K, 1.5 GB RAM, V12

If ye want to put another console on it, I might be able to conjure up a V6. Of course, finding the XIO carrier would be another thing altogether.

I'd actually make you an offer for the CADDuo, but this has been the worst month (financially) this decade :/
by jade_angel
Thu May 07, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: PC question
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: PC question

In my experience the I/O scheduling stuff seems to be a little saner in 2.6.29. I'm experiencing a lot fewer IO-related sputters and stalls. That said, at the same time that I reinstalled Gentoo and upgraded to the new kernel, I also installed an SSD and a 15k SCSI disk, so I'm not entirely sure how...
by jade_angel
Fri May 01, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel R14k/500, 1GB, V10
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Fuel R14k/500, 1GB, V10

The monitor's a Lenovo Thinkvision L220x 22" LCD connected via DVI-D, though it does support sync-on-green (via its VGA connection).
by jade_angel
Fri May 01, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: blade 1000 question
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: blade 1000 question

Nope, Expert3D-Lite should be just fine. Any Sun UPA or PCI framebuffer will work as console on a B1k/2k, AFAIK.
by jade_angel
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Silencing an O2
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Silencing an O2

Some of the newer Fujitsu and Seagate 10k and 15k units really aren't very loud. Their seeks are a little louder than the 7200RPM SATA units I've got, but not bad at all.
by jade_angel
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Fuel R14k/500, 1GB, V10
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Fuel R14k/500, 1GB, V10

New machine from eBay. It needs more RAM and an upgrade to V12+DCD when funds and luck permit. IRIX64 pazuzu 6.5 6.5.26m 10060437 IP35 Location: /hw/module/001c01/node IP34 Board: barcode MNV553 part 030-1707-003 rev -H Location: /hw/module/001c01/node/cpubus/0 IP34PIMM Board: barcode MNV831 part 03...
by jade_angel
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Getting Wireless Optical Mouse to Work???
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Getting Wireless Optical Mouse to Work???

Such PS/2->USB adapters can only work with mice that understand PS/2 under the hood, they are just pin adapters. This won't work, unfortunately. You'd need a wireless mouse that's designed to connect to a PS/2 port.
by jade_angel
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What would you do if......
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: What would you do if......

This will also help you answer the question whether this config would compare well with an 8-core Xeon. (But please point me to the OS that can address that 128 GB of RAM in an efficient manner and run efficiently on the Xeon). The more parallel the workload, the better the big Origin will look aga...
by jade_angel
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: dreaded Conficker worm
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: dreaded Conficker worm

Of course, the problem with an OS that only runs signed code is, who manages the list of trusted CAs? If it's MS or Apple or Sun or SGI or HP or, well, you-name-'em-big-company, it's downright trivial for them to shut out competition. Furthermore, if the user (system administrator, anyway) can't, th...
by jade_angel
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Selling My Entire SGI COMPUTER Collection in los Angeles
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Selling My Entire SGI COMPUTER Collection in los Angeles

By 'Twin R12k O2', you mean Octane2, no? Or do you mean two R12K-based O2 machines? I'm somewhat confused here since there were no dual-processor O2s, but there were dual-CPU Octane2s, and O2 is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to the Octane2.
by jade_angel
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: slice 'em and dice 'em
Replies: 41
Views: 1100

Re: slice 'em and dice 'em

Should be as straightforward as doing a 'zfs set mountpoint=/export/home <filesystem>', actually.

I had a firewire disk on a Blade 2000 configured this way at one point.

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