r4400/GU1 Extreme - optimized software

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r4400/GU1 Extreme - optimized software

Unread postby psergiu » Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:56 am

Hello

Is there any software out there that could take advantage of my GU1 Extreme board in my r4400 ? Any demos (i don't have the original irix media) that could show the capabilities of the video board ? All the new software i see is mips4/Impact optimized :(

PS: upgrading is not an option - so please don't reccomend that :)

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Re: r4400/GU1 Extreme - optimized software

Unread postby ph0enix » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:54 am

Unfortunately you can't download the demo software provided with the SGI IRIX media... Anyway there a couple of freeware available which take adavantage of an I2 with a Extreme graphics board... I guess you running on IRIX 6.5.x?

Per example, try

http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/Down ... geName=VMD

VMD is a rich featured molecular visualization program - you can display and animate different types of biomolecular structures, i. e. DNA sequences etc. Be sure to download the IRIX6 OpenGL and not the IRIX6 64 OpenGL version.

Another good example is

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/vis5d.html

Vis5D is a simulation tool for weather models. The data is represented in 3-D and you can rotate and animate the images in real time with a lot of different options, i. e. wind, surface etc.

Both software packages are completely freeware and used by a wide range of scientific institutions all around the globe - many of them are still running on I2 machines. :)

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Unread postby orionpi » Sat Feb 22, 2003 5:55 pm

Here are the Irix 5.3 demos that shipped with the machine, I haven't had a chance to test them: http://null-ptr.net/~dustin/5.3_demos/

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Unread postby Shtoink » Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:37 pm

I'm not sure if they were finished uploading to the directory in O's site...

May want to double check on that, I was on the phone with him whilst he was doing the uploading

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Unread postby nekonoko » Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:38 pm

Shtoink wrote:I'm not sure if they were finished uploading to the directory in O's site...

May want to double check on that, I was on the phone with him whilst he was doing the uploading


Hmm ... I guess I just assumed from the post they were ready to go.

Well in that case, just do the following:

tar cvf demos-5_3.tardist demos*

Makes it easier to download and keep track of.

Edit: Deleted post above since my tardist wasn't any good.
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Unread postby orionpi » Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:53 pm

Cool, in a nice neat tardist now :)


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