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Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8, GBe

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:17 am
by japes
Years ago I had an Octane2, then another so I could upgrade my 400/V6 to 550/V8. Well I traded or sold those off. But I cycled back to wanting an Octane2 again. Several years ago I got a pretty good looking one, 400 MHz w/V8. Then I noticed the fan on the midplane was not working. After replacing the fan I kept seeing crashes, sometimes I couldn't even get IRIX installed.

Last week I was modifying a light bar with LEDs for Raion-Fox and made enough room for the Octane2 on my workbench. With some part swapping and luck I have a working Octane2 again! Now with dual 600 MHz CPUs, 2 GB of memory and V8 graphics.

EDIT 2-Nov-2017: Updated hinv with tg1 gigabit ethernet.

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speedracer 1# hinv -vm
Location: /hw/node
      PM20600MHZ Board: barcode NCL135     part 030-1778-001 rev  C
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15
            IP30 Board: barcode NAV031     part 030-1467-001 rev  K
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15/pci/2
    PWR.SPPLY.ER Board: barcode AAE0470378 part 060-0035-002 rev  A
             FP1 Board: barcode MBZ091     part 030-0891-003 rev  H
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/11
          ODY128 Board: barcode KWV892     part 030-1404-003 rev  A
2 600 MHZ IP30 Processors
Heart ASIC: Revision F
CPU: MIPS R14000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.4
FPU: MIPS R14010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
Main memory size: 2048 Mbytes
Xbow ASIC: Revision 1.4
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
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
Gigabit Ethernet: tg1, PCI slot 1
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
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x14e4, device 0x1645) PCI slot 1


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speedracer 2# /usr/gfx/gfxinfo
Graphics board 0 is "ODYSSEY" graphics.
        Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
        BUZZ version A.1
        PB&J version 1
        128MB memory
                Banks: 4, CAS latency: 3
         Monitor 0 type: DEL 16472
        Channel 0:
         Origin = (0,0)
         Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (1280x1024_60_safe)


speedracer - 1.jpg

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:28 am
by Y888099
japes wrote:But I cycled back to wanting an Octane2 gain.


Why? Any hidden plan :) ?

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:49 am
by vishnu
japes wrote:Monitor 0 type: DEL 16472


So this would actually be a Dell P2012H? Green tinted, which is to say, no sync on green?

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:16 pm
by japes
Y888099 wrote:
japes wrote:But I cycled back to wanting an Octane2 gain.
Why? Any hidden plan :) ?


No plan, just wanted a blue, hard to stack blob.

vishnu wrote:
japes wrote:Monitor 0 type: DEL 16472

So this would actually be a Dell P2012H? Green tinted, which is to say, no sync on green?


This is a 17" Dell P170St, 1280x1024 with DVI and VGA inputs and an USB hub built in. It's working fine either ignoring SoG or syncing with the SoG - no green tint. I'm using a SGI VGA-13W3 cable - it's a little on long side, probably 10 foot. I don't remember checking the pinout, it may be dropping the composite/separate sync signals for all I know.

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:47 pm
by uunix
That looks really nice japes.. I like the 'final destiny' photo..

Electric equipment.. cup of water.. loop of wire on floor.. fire extinguisher..
[edit] Sorry, Final Destination.. is it.. cripes I can't remember the name of the film.

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:28 pm
by dexter1
A well groomed Octane2. Bonus points for keeping cookies in a glass jar

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:37 pm
by jan-jaap
Nice Octane. Just get rid of that fire extinguisher -- the powder inside is highly corrosive and of you ever use it you can throw away all electronics items in the room ...

Same for cars, btw. At least where I live, if the car burns to a crisp, it's insured. If you kill the fire with one of those, the insurance is probably happy, but if 6 months later all electronics fail it's not covered.

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:26 pm
by armanox
External CD-ROM and External HDD? Nice. We had those Sun Drives attached to a SPARCCLassic that was smaller then they were.

Re: Octane2, 2x600MHz, 2GB, VPro V8

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:35 am
by Y888099
For a similar solution like keeping hard drives and media all inside an external box I ended buying a Tower. It's very expensive, and hard to find in mint condition (and with all the cables and terminators), but it worth the effort.