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Mopar5150's Onyx 300 Preview

Unread postby mopar5150 » Tue May 22, 2012 3:49 pm

The onyx 300 is getting data pulled off of it as we speak and I can have it this friday. It was a graphics generator for one of the simulators here at my work and has been replaced by a rack of PCs. I provided a R10k O2 and a bunch of free labor in exchange for the 300. It looks to have 8 video out ports. I did find all of the doors and covers yesterday. Here are some poor phone photos....
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Re: Origin 300 rack rails.

Unread postby recondas » Tue May 22, 2012 4:33 pm

mopar5150 wrote:I provided a R10k O2 and a bunch of free labor in exchange for the 300.

That had to hurt ;)

Looks like two full graphics pipes with six raster/texture boards. So basically you have two complete InfiniteReality Graphics systems shared by the same O300 processor complex. You're gonna need a couple of 220V outlets.
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Re: Origin 300 rack rails.

Unread postby mopar5150 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:58 pm

recondas wrote:
mopar5150 wrote:I provided a R10k O2 and a bunch of free labor in exchange for the 300.

That had to hurt ;)

Looks like two full graphics pipes with six raster/texture boards. So basically you have two complete InfiniteReality Graphics systems shared by the same O300 processor complex. Your gonna need a couple of 220V outlets.


Power I have, knowledge not so much. I wanted this machine to learn with instead of the Onyx rack. There are a lot more parts for this machine floating around ebay. I will post a hinv as soon as they let me touch it.


Thanks for the reroute of my thread hijack.
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Re: Origin 300 rack rails.

Unread postby recondas » Tue May 22, 2012 7:04 pm

mopar5150 wrote: Power I have, knowledge not so much. I wanted this machine to learn with instead of the Onyx rack. There are a lot more parts for this machine floating around ebay.
On the very slim chance you haven't already found it, the SGI Onyx 300 Graphics System User's Guide makes a handy bookmark.
mopar5150 wrote:I will post a hinv as soon as they let me touch it.
If they'll let you take another reasonably close look, you can get an idea of which InfiniteReality board sets are in it. Each of the boards in the graphics brick will have a descriptive label (along the bottom edge of the board).


mopar5150 wrote:Thanks for the reroute of my thread hijack.
Least I could do - especially since I encouraged it. :D
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Re: Mopar5150's Onyx 300 Preview

Unread postby hamei » Tue May 22, 2012 11:29 pm

mopar5150 wrote:The onyx 300 is getting data pulled off of it as we speak and I can have it this friday.

Jesus, Mopar. You traded an O2 for this ? Wanna go to Vegas with me ?

This may qualify as trade-of-the-year ! :D

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Re: Mopar5150's Onyx 300 Preview

Unread postby mopar5150 » Wed May 23, 2012 6:40 am

hamei wrote:
mopar5150 wrote:The onyx 300 is getting data pulled off of it as we speak and I can have it this friday.

Jesus, Mopar. You traded an O2 for this ? Wanna go to Vegas with me ?

This may qualify as trade-of-the-year ! :D


The O2 they needed for some software that links SGIs to the platform controller and for a dedicated compiler. But I also gave about 40 hours of free labor and I need to get this machine moved from a server room to my truck on my own. But, I am highly motivated! :D
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Re: Mopar5150's Onyx 300 Preview

Unread postby recondas » Wed May 23, 2012 8:05 am

mopar5150 wrote:I need to get this machine moved from a server room to my truck on my own. But, I am highly motivated! :D

There's been a couple of discussions on loading, moving and unloading assembled rack systems in pickup trucks (without the use of a loading dock). Fairly easy if you have a helper, doable solo if you're reasonably strong and carefully think things out.

Unless there's something that got left out of the photos of your Onyx 300 rack, it looks like the Power Bay is there solely to provide 48VDC power to your .5A max L2 Controller. That's a little on the overkill side if you consider SGI recommended a Power Bay config with a minimum of two power modules, which are rated at 1000w each at 220V.

The L2 Controller uses 48VDC connected via a 50-pin D-shell connector. If you prefer you can power the L2 with a palm-sized wall-wart style external power brick. SGI supplied some systems with their own version, but those are almost impossible to come by. The alternative is to splice the 48-pin connector onto a suitable 48VDC power brick. If that ends up under consideration, jan-jaap might still have the necessary 50-pin connector bits available - his post also has a link to how the connector is wired: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16724207&p=7344195&#p7344195
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Re: Mopar5150's Onyx 300 Preview

Unread postby Ryan Fox » Wed May 23, 2012 9:31 am

Augh I think i just hurt my neck trying to look at the images provided! (j/k)

BTW nice setup ^^
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Re: Origin 300 rack rails.

Unread postby mopar5150 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:18 pm

recondas wrote:If they'll let you take another reasonably close look, you can get an idea of which InfiniteReality board sets are in it. Each of the boards in the graphics brick will have a descriptive label (along the bottom edge of the board).


I took a closer look at the machine and starting from the left are.

GE16
RM10-256
RM10-256
DG5-2
KTOWN2
GE16
RM10-256
RM10-256
RM10-256
RM10-256
DG5-8

The computers look the same but the one on top says "Origin 300" and the other is blank.
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Re: Mopar5150's Onyx 300 Preview

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed May 23, 2012 4:18 pm

I'll say, that's a pretty good start ;)
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