Octane "1.5" V8 400mhz R12k 640mb

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Topic: Kind of machine (O2, Octane, Tezro, Onyx2, etc.), CPU (R10k 250MHz, R12k 300MHz, R16k 1GHz, etc.), RAM, graphics option (Example: Tezro V12 4xR16K 700MHz 4GB)

Body: output of hinv -v (hinv -vm if possible) and /usr/gfx/gfxinfo.

Please wrap the output in BBCode "code" blocks to improve legibility.
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Octane "1.5" V8 400mhz R12k 640mb

Unread postby Slide » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:20 pm

It's been a long time (probably a decade?) since I've really played with my SGI gear or hung out on Nekochan...

In the process of cleaning out my basement, prepping to move, I liquidated half a dozen Sun machines and a ton of old PC gear, but I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of this thing. Pieced it all back together (finally installing the never-used-by-me V8 graphics) and dropped a fresh 6.5.30 install on it, and other than a few little quirks (I cannot get a browser to run for the life of me), and missing my MIPSpro licenses (Dammit!), it's a great -- but loud -- machine. It's running headless in the corner of my workshop at the moment, but once we get into the new place I'm going to see about putting it to proper use. It's officially an Octane, but I've replaced the PSU and mainboard to support the V8, and the Irix "System Manager" app now reports that it's a Octane2, so...There's that. ;)

Just need to find some more RAM, and a better CPU. And maybe a 1.4 XBow. Unfortunately, eBay isn't exactly the font of surplus gear it once was...

Replacing the 18gb SCA drive with an SSD would be nice, too, but I'm not exactly made of money! lol

On to the hinv!

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Location: /hw/node
      PM10400MHZ Board: barcode KXE106     part 030-1475-001 rev  B
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15
            IP30 Board: barcode MFB406     part 030-1467-001 rev  D
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15/pci/2
             FP1 Board: barcode 40263C     part 030-0891-003 rev  E
    PWR.SPPLY.ER Board: barcode AAE9020563 part 060-0035-001 rev  B
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/11
          ODY128 Board: barcode LLD002     part 030-1404-003 rev  A
1 400 MHZ IP30 Processor
Heart ASIC: Revision F
CPU: MIPS R12000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.5
FPU: MIPS R12010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
Main memory size: 640 Mbytes
Xbow ASIC: Revision 1.3
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
  Disk drive: unit 3 on SCSI controller 1 (unit 3)
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: V8
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, pci 2
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 12.0, number 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0003) PCI slot 2
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1020) PCI slot 0
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1020) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0005) PCI slot 3


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Graphics board 0 is "ODYSSEY" graphics.
        Managed (":0.0") 1280x720
        BUZZ version A.1
        PB&J version 1
        128MB memory
                Banks: 4, CAS latency: 3
         Monitor 0 type: Unknown
        (Could not contact X server; thus, no XSGIvc information available)

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Re: Octane "1.5" V8 400mhz R12k 640mb

Unread postby dexter1 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:21 am

Welcome back Slide!
Posting in the Hardware Wanted section should get you sorted on a Xbow and maybe a better CPU although the R12K400MHz is very decent. V10's or V12's tend to be harder to find.
More recent SCA disks tend to be much quieter than the ones they came with the machines a decade ago. You might want to source one of these.
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Re: Octane "1.5" V8 400mhz R12k 640mb

Unread postby Trippynet » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:30 am

I second the quieter SCA drives. There are some very quiet ones around that can be picked up very cheaply these days. Pretty much all of the ones in the machines in my signature have been acquired for free from old servers at work and make very little noise.

Of course, there are also rubbish ones out there too, so check before you bid :)
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:Indigo2IMP: - Nitrogen: R10000 195MHz CPU, 384MB RAM, SolidIMPACT Graphics, 36GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 100Mb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.22
:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
Other system in storage: :O2: R5000 200MHz, 224MB RAM, 72GB 15k HDD, PSU fan mod, IRIX 6.5.30

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Re: Octane "1.5" V8 400mhz R12k 640mb

Unread postby Slide » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:20 pm

I hadn't considered trying to find newer SCA drives...last time I was in a data center with spinning disks, the 15k drives sounded like small turbines trying to achieve escape velocity, and honestly I'm not too worried about the drive noise; though, after getting accustomed to SSDs I was amazed by how loud and chunky they were...

For that matter, I'm still not even sure what I'm going to do with this thing. If I could get OpenVPN running on it I could use it for work, but the lack of tun/tap support in IRIX is confounding. No matter what direction I go, though, a dual CPU module is high on my "want" list. While the 400 is good, two would be better. And a 600 would be better, as well, but not as better as two 600s. :D

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Re: Octane "1.5" V8 400mhz R12k 640mb

Unread postby Trippynet » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:10 pm

Yeah, they vary a lot. I've acquired dozens of different hard drives from old servers at work and they've ranged from excellent ones which are virtually inaudible over the fan noise of the systems (my O2 with fan-mod was as quiet as a modern PC with one of these - and a 15k one too), to ones which sound like a jumbo-jet taking off. Generally, newer is often quieter as earlier SCA drives were typically quite noisy, but there are a few exceptions. Also, modern 15k ones are quieter usually than older 10k ones, so don't assume higher spindle speed automatically means more noise...
Systems in use:
:Indigo2IMP: - Nitrogen: R10000 195MHz CPU, 384MB RAM, SolidIMPACT Graphics, 36GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 100Mb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.22
:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
Other system in storage: :O2: R5000 200MHz, 224MB RAM, 72GB 15k HDD, PSU fan mod, IRIX 6.5.30


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