"dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

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"dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

Unread postby jwhat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:17 am

Hi Nekochaners,

looks like I am back in the old SGI boxes revival game again.

Here is hinv of "dubious" Tezro from France via eBay:

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#uname -aR
IRIX64 flametezro 6.5 6.5.28f 07010238 IP35

#hinv -mv
Location: /hw/module/001c01/node
       IP53_4CPU Board: barcode NET662     part 030-1868-001 rev -C
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/11
       WS_INT_53 Board: barcode NKX689     part 030-1881-007 rev -A
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/12
      ODY128B1_2 Board: barcode MXJ297     part 030-1884-002 rev -D
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/13
       XT-DIGVID Board: barcode NDJ045     part 030-1927-003 rev  B
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/15
       WS_INT_53 Board: barcode NKX689     part 030-1881-007 rev -A
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/15/pci-x/0/1/ioc4
             IO9 Board: barcode NDX123     part 030-1771-005 rev -A
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/15/pci-x/1/2
     PCI_SIO_UFC Board: barcode NFD033     part 030-1657-003 rev  A
4 700 MHZ IP35 Processors
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.1
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.1
CPU 0 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice A: 700 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.1. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 350 Mhz  Tap 0xc
CPU 1 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice B: 700 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.1. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 350 Mhz  Tap 0xc
CPU 2 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice C: 700 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.1. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 350 Mhz  Tap 0xc
CPU 3 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice D: 700 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.1. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 350 Mhz  Tap 0xc
Main memory size: 4096 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Memory at Module 001c01/Slot 0: 4096 MB (enabled)
  Bank 0 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 1 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 2 contains 512 MB (Standard) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 3 contains 512 MB (Standard) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 4 contains 512 MB (Standard) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 5 contains 512 MB (Standard) DIMMS (enabled)
Integral SCSI controller 3: Version Fibre Channel QL2342 Port 1, 133 MHz PCI-X
Integral SCSI controller 4: Version Fibre Channel QL2342 Port 2, 133 MHz PCI-X
Integral SCSI controller 2: Version IDE (ATA/ATAPI) IOC4
  CDROM: unit 0 on SCSI controller 2
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
  Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 2)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty3
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty4
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty5
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty6
Graphics board: V12
Integral Gigabit Ethernet: tg0, module 001c01, PCI bus 1 slot 4
Iris Audio Processor: version MAD revision 1, number 1
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 13.0, number 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x2312) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x2312) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x100a) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x104c, device 0xac28) PCI slot 2
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1216) PCI slot 3
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x14e4, device 0x1645) PCI slot 4
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1412, device 0x1724) PCI slot 2
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0005) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0003) PCI slot 2
XT-DIGVID Multi-standard Digital Video: controller 0, unit 0, version 0x0
IOC4 firmware revision 79
IOC3/IOC4 external interrupts: 1
HUB in Module 001c01/Slot 0: Revision 2 Speed 200.00 Mhz (enabled)
Dual Channel Display
IP35prom in Module 001c01/Slot n0: Revision 6.210


#gfxinfo
Graphics board 0 is "ODYSSEY" graphics.
   Managed (":0.0") 2560x1024
   BUZZ version B.2
   PB&J version 1
   128MB memory
      Banks: 4, CAS latency: 3
    Monitor 0 type: Unknown
   Dual Channel Display option
    Monitor 1 type: Unknown    Monitor 2 type: Unknown
   Channel 0:
    Origin = (0,0)
    Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (2@1280x1024_60)
   Channel 1:
    Origin = (1280,0)
    Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (2@1280x1024_60


Took a while as I had troubles getting the tezo on network... reminded me of historical issues I have had with IRIX DHCP client.

Interesting aside, when I go the graphical UI "About This System" (is that steal from Macs ;-) ), it reports as:
"Onyx3 InfinitePerformance, Fuel"

Shutting down now as getting this box up and running has taken much longer than I first expected. I will wait for ACARD scsi/sata box to come before I install fresh os and use this again.

Looks like I might have some Octane parts go up for sales now as I do not need some of stuff in Octane that is replicated in Tezro.

Also I am surprised that Tezro is actually quite quiet.

My Mac Pro is louder than Tezro I think.

NOTE: I have started to move from Tezro Deskside to Tezro Rackmount, but this then morphed into Onyx 4 on the way... see latest hin v in later postings...

Cheers,


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Re: "dubious" - Tezro 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

Unread postby Irinikus » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:31 am

jwhat wrote:Interesting aside, when I go the graphical UI "About This System" (is that steal from Macs ;-) ), it reports as:
"Onyx3 InfinitePerformance, Fuel"

Also I am surprise that Tezro is actually quite quiet.

My Mac Pro is louder than Tezro I think.


Nice system!

My system also reports as "Onyx3 InfinitePerformance, Fuel", I think they all do, so thats not a problem.

I agree with you, the Tezro is not nearly as noisy as one would expect if you consider the number of fans in there!
:Onyx2:Quad R14K 500MHz, IR3, DG5-8 :Tezro:Quad R16K 700MHz, 8MB, V12, DCD, DM3 :Octane2:Dual R14K 600MHz, PCI Card Cage, V12 :320:Dual 1GHz PIII
:O2:R12K 400MHz, DCD :Indigo:R4400SC 150MHz, ELAN :Indigo2:R4400SC 200MHz, Extreme :Indy:R4400SC 200MHz, XZ :Indy:R5000SC 150MHz, 24Bit XL.
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Re: "dubious" - Tezro 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

Unread postby vishnu » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:38 pm

Wow, nice going! How much was the shipping cost from France to AUS, if I may be so bold as to enquire? :shock:
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Re: "dubious" - Tezro 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

Unread postby jwhat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:07 pm

T’was around AUD $ 500 via FedEx.

And thank you nekochaners for all info.

Cheers from Oz,

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Re: "dubious" - Tezro 4x700 with V12/DCD/DM3

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:02 pm

jwhat wrote:Also I am surprised that Tezro is actually quite quiet.


Irinikus wrote:I agree with you, the Tezro is not nearly as noisy as one would expect if you consider the number of fans in there!


I agree also, I consider my Octane2 and my Tezro to be quite pleasantly quiet, especially compared to the ungodly racket that an un-PWMed Xeon fan puts out... :shock:
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Re: "dubious" - was Tezro: now Onyx 4 - 4x1G/4x800MHz with 16G ram + V12/DCD

Unread postby jwhat » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi Nekochaners,

in deciding to move from deskside Tezro to rack mount Tezro, dubious has now morphed into Onyx 4 (i.e. Chimera Origin/Onyx).

Here is current hinv. It took me quite a bit of effort to get to this point as I got a bunch of rack mount Onyx 4's from Mopar (mopar5150) (awesomely well packed and delivered to Australia) and took up where his testing (see here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16732353 )stopped.

The issues I had included: one box had Tezro serial, the L1 controller versions where not all the same and newer versions (1.48.1) than I have software for (my IRIX collection goes to 6.5.29, which is fine as far as I am concerned, as later versions tended to strip things out rather than add new features) and I wanted to include some of older apps that where on historical IRIX distributions, but got removed in 6.5.22 .

So where I have got to after much physical swapping of internals, l1 controller manipulations and multiple network IRIX installs is: Onyx 4 (350 ?) in 2 rack mount bricks with 4 x 1G + 4 x 800Mhz + V12/DCD.
I have not managed to get working DM3 yet, due to problems getting third CPU-less third brick up and going.

Here is hinv so far:

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Location: /hw/module/001c01/node
       IP59_4CPU Board: barcode RAG401     part 030-1989-003 rev -C
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/15
       2U_INT_53 Board: barcode REF634     part 030-1809-006 rev -D
Location: /hw/module/001c01/IXbrick/xtalk/15/pci-x/0/1/ioc4
             IO9 Board: barcode NZT098     part 030-1771-006 rev -A
Location: /hw/module/001c02/node
       IP53_4CPU Board: barcode NRG676     part 030-1956-003 rev -A
Location: /hw/module/001c02/IXbrick/xtalk/12
      ODY128B1_2 Board: barcode RCZ635     part 030-1909-008 rev -B
Location: /hw/module/001c02/IXbrick/xtalk/15
       2U_INT_53 Board: barcode NCA858     part 030-1809-003 rev -B
Location: /hw/module/001c02/IXbrick/xtalk/15/pci-x/0/1/ioc4
             IO9 Board: barcode RAD764     part 030-1771-006 rev -A
Processor 0: 1.0 GHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 3.0
Processor 1: 1.0 GHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 3.0
Processor 2: 1.0 GHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 3.0
Processor 3: 1.0 GHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 3.0
Processor 4: 800 MHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.2
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.2
Processor 5: 800 MHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.2
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.2
Processor 6: 800 MHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.2
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.2
Processor 7: 800 MHZ IP35
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.2
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.2
CPU 0 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice A: 1.0 Ghz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 3.0. Scache: Size 16 MB Speed 333 Mhz  Tap 0x15
CPU 1 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice B: 1.0 Ghz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 3.0. Scache: Size 16 MB Speed 333 Mhz  Tap 0x15
CPU 2 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice C: 1.0 Ghz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 3.0. Scache: Size 16 MB Speed 333 Mhz  Tap 0x15
CPU 3 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice D: 1.0 Ghz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 3.0. Scache: Size 16 MB Speed 333 Mhz  Tap 0x15
CPU 4 at Module 001c02/Slot 0/Slice A: 800 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.2. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 400 Mhz  Tap 0xa
CPU 5 at Module 001c02/Slot 0/Slice B: 800 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.2. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 400 Mhz  Tap 0xa
CPU 6 at Module 001c02/Slot 0/Slice C: 800 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.2. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 400 Mhz  Tap 0xa
CPU 7 at Module 001c02/Slot 0/Slice D: 800 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.2. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 400 Mhz  Tap 0xa
Main memory size: 16384 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 16 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 16 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 16 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 16 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Memory at Module 001c01/Slot 0: 8192 MB (enabled)
  Bank 0 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 1 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 2 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 3 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 4 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 5 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 6 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 7 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
Memory at Module 001c02/Slot 0: 8192 MB (enabled)
  Bank 0 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 1 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 2 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 3 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 4 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 5 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 6 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 7 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
Integral SCSI controller 2: Version IDE (ATA/ATAPI) IOC4
  CDROM: unit 0 on SCSI controller 2
Integral SCSI controller 3: Version IDE (ATA/ATAPI) IOC4
  CDROM: unit 0 on SCSI controller 3
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
Integral SCSI controller 4: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
Integral SCSI controller 5: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty7
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty8
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty9
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty10
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty11
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty12
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty13
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty14
Graphics board: V12
Integral Gigabit Ethernet: tg0, module 001c01, PCI bus 1 slot 4
Gigabit Ethernet: eg1, module 001c01, slot -1, firmware version 0.0.0
Gigabit Ethernet: tg1, module 001c02, PCI bus 1 slot 4
Iris Audio Processor: version MAD revision 1, number 2
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 13.0, number 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x100a) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1216) PCI slot 3
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x14e4, device 0x1645) PCI slot 4
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x100a) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0005) PCI slot 2
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1216) PCI slot 3
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x14e4, device 0x1645) PCI slot 4
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0009) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1412, device 0x1724) PCI slot 2
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1000, device 0x0640) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1000, device 0x0640) PCI slot 1
IOC4 firmware revision 83
IOC4 firmware revision 83
IOC3/IOC4 external interrupts: 1
IOC3/IOC4 external interrupts: 2
HUB in Module 001c01/Slot 0: Revision 2 Speed 200.00 Mhz (enabled)
HUB in Module 001c02/Slot 0: Revision 2 Speed 200.00 Mhz (enabled)
Dual Channel Display
IP35prom in Module 001c01/Slot n0: Revision 6.210
IP35prom in Module 001c02/Slot n0: Revision 6.210


Notes to hardware hackers:
1. DCD was removed from original dubious deskside Tezro V12 and put into new Onyx rack V12, so no issues with DCD across desk/rack systems
2. Getting l1 versions aligned was biggest problem. I fixed this by by doing series IRIX installs going back to IRIX 6.5.21 -> 6.5.22 -> 6.5.25 and using the original 6.5.30f install on mopar5150 Onyx 4. As I did updates I kept archiving off all flashsc versions and l1.bin files (/usr/sbin/flashsc & /usr/cpu/firmware/l1.bin). By using 6.5.30f flashsc I was able to get to older l1 version, but only on the local brick. I could not get update to work across bricks (tried --sc -f <l1-ver> all, local & --sddev /hw/module/...). Only way to get updates installed was by going through each chassis and setting them up as stand alone nodes (i.e. lots of hardware pulling apart to make sure that each one had disk to boot from and IO9 board). Then once standalone node was up using appropriate flashsc / l1.bin combination to get things aligned to consistent versions.
3. Getting Numalink connection up and running across asymmetrical cpu modules (4x1GHz / 4x800MHz) required me to do l1 “config reset”, then “brick rackslot n n” id assignments.

At one point I completely bricked a brick, by using l1 code from 6.5.21 on brick with 4 x 800Mhz board. This is now revived again by combination of further board swaps, hardware resets (l1 “debug” + “go cac” stuff as per nekochan thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16727613&p=7359126&hilit=go+cac#p7359126 ) and l1 manipulations.

Also on both main machines I kept getting cpu fault when trying to start console based network install. Work around was to do use graphics UI for install.

I still have some unresolved problems... like how to get graphics out of chassis and onto XIO connected V12 or have DM3 on this. To make space for graphics card or DM3 I had to use 4 x 800 on one brick, as 4 x 1G takes up all the physical space.

I have pictures of various internals which I will post later, as these should help others.

This task would have resulted in very expensive bricked Chimera boxes without nekochan info. I think I have accidentally found way to change rackmount Tezro serial into Mxxxx series numbers, which allow much more flexibility....

Cheers from Australia,

jwhat.
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Onyx 4 - Internals

Unread postby jwhat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:59 am

Hi Nekochaners,

here are some photo's of internals which could be helpful to others, doing origin/tezro/onyx surgery:

1. Onyx 4 - Next Generation Graphics Platform (G2 Brick) i.e. ATI Graphics Module
Note: this is CPU-less board, but nothing special beyond having no cpu. Will test converting it to GN2 by putting in CPU module.

Image

2. Onyx 4 - V12 + 4 x 800MHz CPU Module (with tape measure)

Image

3. Onyx/Origin/Tezro with V12 + DCD

Image

4. Onyx/Origin V12 Hot Air Vent with black velvet carpet ;-)

Image

5. Onyx/Origin 4 x 1GHz Module (with tape measure)
NOTE: that this is slave compute module, so has no disk system, but does have I09 Board... puzzling.

Image


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6. Origin/Onyx/Tezro - XIO/PCI Riser Board

Image

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As I have machines out and open regularly at the moment, let me know if there is some internal details you are after.

Trivial aside, as part of doing surgery, I pulled all the G2/ATI boards and parts out of the G2 brick and installed an XIO/PCI riser to see if I could get V12 to work in that configuration, but connected to other Onyx 4 (via external XIO cable) machine did not recognise the V12.

I then put together the G2 board brick as fully bootable V12 Onyx and sure enough it came up as Onyx 4. So I am pretty sure that the CPU-less modules are just that exactly... standard Chimera chassis with no CPU board and other bits missing, but otherwise identical.

I then reassembled all the G2/ATI internals back into what was previously Onyx 4 V12 chassis (as this was reporting with Pxxxx Tezro serial number).

NOTE: After re-reviewing mopar5150 testing results (here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16732353 ), I think is was due to John setting Pxxxx Tezro serial on what was originally Mxxxx machine, and so it happily reset serials without bumping into the Pxxxx -> Mxxxx block that stops you from flipping a Tezro into an Onyx/Origin.

G2 Graphics worked fine and after startup has reconfigured as Mxxxx chassis (via XIO connection to other Onyx 4)

Also what was previously G2 chassis but now with CPU module, XIO/PCI Riser, IO9 & V12 also boot up fine as standard Onyx 4...

So all these Chimera chassis and boards appear to be totally swappable.

Cheers from Australia,

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