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Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:00 am
by uunix
jan-jaap wrote:
vishnu wrote:SGI jumped the shark when it dropped MIPS, just say no to all things SGI on Intel/Linux... ;)

I chose to limit myself to their MIPS/IRIX range. You've got to draw the line somewhere if you don't want to become the computer equivalent of the crazy cat lady, and this is where I drew my line. I might make an exception for an IRIS 3130 but chances of that happening are slim.

I am a crazy cat person! I've owned VW320 VW540 in the past..

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:47 am
by spiroyster
Talk about stereotyping. As a proud 540/320 owner I take offence to being lumped in the same camp as Itanium!

just cuz it got 'intel inside' don't make us all the same ya know. :roll:

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:54 am
by uunix
spiroyster wrote:Talk about stereotyping. As a proud 540/320 owner I take offence to being lumped in the same camp as Itanium!

just cuz it got 'intel inside' don't make us all the same ya know. :roll:

Well, I can't go into finite details on this.. but 'intel inside..' means intel inside.. :mrgreen:

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:33 am
by spiroyster
uunix wrote:
spiroyster wrote:Talk about stereotyping. As a proud 540/320 owner I take offence to being lumped in the same camp as Itanium!

just cuz it got 'intel inside' don't make us all the same ya know. :roll:

Well, I can't go into finite details on this.. but 'intel inside..' means intel inside.. :mrgreen:


:shock:

I'm astonished, are the moderators of this forum really going to let him talk to me like that. Well, since its such a wild-west around here, you leave me no choice but to unload a full magazine (air gun) of my 21st century opcodes on yourself...

OMG, STFU, GTFO

you godwin invocator ....

I'm done with this.

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:23 pm
by vishnu
I think 'intel inside' means intelicide... ;)

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:03 pm
by uunix
Picked up the card I won on ebay today (card mentioned by OP).
Plugged it into a FUEL and it's not recognized at all, so I will have to wait for a Prism, I suppose it could of course be faulty.

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm
by recondas
Not recognized at probably excludes the possibility it appeared in the "PCI Adpater ID" section of an hinv -vm or in the output of a run against the L1 PCI command. On the odd chance it made an appearance in either location (and the even less likely possibility you haven't already btdt), it might be interesting to try again with the DVS software development kit.

If you don't already have it, devv was kind enough to link the DVS SDK in this thread.
devv wrote:DVS has kindly provided a link to file named sdk2.7p28.tar.Z.

I believe this filename "sdk2.7p28.tar.Z" is more correct than "sdio-sdk2.7p28.tar.gz" (the filename that was previously reported in the forums) because this SDK seems to have support for SDStationOEM, HDStationOEM and Centaurus boards.
(All three are PCI-X boards, and according to http://web.archive.org/web/201604131846 ... chive.html, Centaurus combines the features of SDBoard and HDBoard).

The top of the SDK README states "This is a combined Beta SDK release for SDBoard / Centaurus".
Probably a long shot, but the photos the OP posted of the board appear to match the "Centaurus" photo in the archive.org copy of DVS page devv linked in his post. There's an even better resolution photo of the board in the DVS Centaurus pdf file.

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:03 am
by uunix
recondas wrote:Not recognized at probably excludes the possibility it appeared in the "PCI Adpater ID" section of an hinv -vm or in the output of a run against the L1 PCI command. On the odd chance it made an appearance in either location (and the even less likely possibility you haven't already btdt), it might be interesting to try again with the DVS software development kit.

If you don't already have it, devv was kind enough to link the DVS SDK in this thread.
devv wrote:DVS has kindly provided a link to file named sdk2.7p28.tar.Z.

I believe this filename "sdk2.7p28.tar.Z" is more correct than "sdio-sdk2.7p28.tar.gz" (the filename that was previously reported in the forums) because this SDK seems to have support for SDStationOEM, HDStationOEM and Centaurus boards.
(All three are PCI-X boards, and according to http://web.archive.org/web/201604131846 ... chive.html, Centaurus combines the features of SDBoard and HDBoard).

The top of the SDK README states "This is a combined Beta SDK release for SDBoard / Centaurus".
Probably a long shot, but the photos the OP posted of the board appear to match the "Centaurus" photo in the archive.org copy of DVS page devv linked in his post. There's an even better resolution photo of the board in the DVS Centaurus pdf file.


I had another attempt today, but no joy, drivers installed, but not showing.
It does though show something on PCI 5

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  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 4165, device 51297) pci slot 5

But that's it. It is definitely a DM12.

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:35 am
by vishnu
uunix wrote:I had another attempt today, but no joy, drivers installed, but not showing.
It does though show something on PCI 5

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  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 4165, device 51297) pci slot 5

But that's it. It is definitely a DM12.


smj has one of those! He references it in this post: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=16724548

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:19 am
by uunix
vishnu wrote:
uunix wrote:I had another attempt today, but no joy, drivers installed, but not showing.
It does though show something on PCI 5

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  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 4165, device 51297) pci slot 5

But that's it. It is definitely a DM12.


smj has one of those! He references it in this post: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=16724548

That's the same vendor and device.. :shock:

Re: Was this PCI-X card used in SGI Flame/Smoke systems ?

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:13 pm
by vishnu
If you follow the rather labyrinthine branch of threads spawned by that post it looks like links to a couple of potential driver files are provided, perhaps we can get smj or BSDero to weigh in on their subsequent experience with that board... :roll: