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Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:05 pm
by Irinikus
Cool! I look forward to seeing your videos of you Origin and your Onyx. :D

I hope you get your Fuel and Onyx sorted soon.

Keep the videos coming!

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:18 am
by Trippynet
I'll pop a couple of pics up in due course, but right now my Fuel has been temporarily popped into the cupboard whilst I set up and commission the replacement for my main PC. Hence the only SGI currently plugged in is my Indigo2, and my room is a bit of a mess with cables everywhere and a PC under the desk with most of its skins missing. :)

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:37 am
by josehill
I deleted the last few posts on this thread. Please stay on topic.
Thanks.
-jh

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:36 am
by SiliconClassics
The first pic is an old one that shows roughly half the systems in my collection. The second pic is more recent and shows everything packed away in storage, where it will stay until I have a place with enough room to hold it. Not shown are my Crimson, teal I2, Mac Plus & 512K, and a bunch of old PCs and laptops.

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Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:38 pm
by Dodoid
I think I've seen that first pic before. I once used to show the relative sizes of SGIs to a friend of mine, if I remember correctly. His response was "the Onyx is HUGE!".

I now own an Onyx. Can confirm, is huge.

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:52 am
by Trippynet
Dodoid wrote:I think I've seen that first pic before. I once used to show the relative sizes of SGIs to a friend of mine, if I remember correctly. His response was "the Onyx is HUGE!".


Hmm, I never thought that. Although it could be because the first Onyx I saw was the full-blown rackmount version. Now that was properly big!

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:53 am
by jan-jaap
Dodoid wrote:I now own an Onyx. Can confirm, is huge.

Wait until you spot a tall rack Onyx :)

I used to have a deskside O2K sitting next to my Onyx2. I thought it might be (floor)space efficient to replace both deskside with a tall rack Onyx2 and effectively "stack" them. Looked up the dimensions of an Onyx2 rack and realized it occupies more floor space than both desksides combined. And at 2m tall it doesn't exactly fit under a desk. Quickly gave up on that idea :lol:

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:54 pm
by guardian452
It's not huge until you move from one 3rd floor apartment to another 3rd floor apartment :D BT,DT.

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:16 pm
by Irinikus
I have added some "signature" pics of various SGI's and macs, as well as some other machines, at the beginning of this thread.

feel free to use them in your signature if you want. (Thats what they're there for) :D

I will be very happy to add pics of other machines on request, so that they match the format of the pics that I've already posted, if anyone's interested.

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:46 am
by jimmer
redbox and bluebox.

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redbox isn't seeing much action these days, but bluebox has just had its PSU fan replaced and is now whisper quiet. It's getting daily use. Behind bluebox, there's a pile of O2 parts and my spare 600Mhz Fuel which donated its working PSU to redbox a while back.

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 am
by josehill
jimmer wrote:redbox isn't seeing much action these days, but bluebox has just had its PSU fan replaced and is now whisper quiet. It's getting daily use.


Would I be correct in presuming that the reason why bluebox is seeing more action than redbox is that bluebox runs much more quietly than redbox?

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:18 pm
by jimmer
@josehill - actually I had been using bluebox more and more before its fan replacement surgery. Basically the Fuel is a bit of a white elephant. These days it's too slow for any real work, it lacks the charm of the older SGI machines, and yes, it's loud. While it's true that the O2 is older and much slower, at the same time it's quirky and there's something special about it. I find it much more fun to use.

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:38 pm
by Trippynet
With a good fan replacement, the Fuel can become a quiet system too. Mine is quieter than my fan-modded Indigo2, although admittedly not as quiet as my Nocturna O2. I mainly use my Fuel for compiling, seeing as it's so much quicker than my Indigo2.

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:01 am
by Irinikus
My IRIS Indigo:

I have posted this here, as I currently don't have an external CD-ROM drive or keyboard and mouse for this machine and therefore cant install the OS or pull an hinv for the moment.

It's a R4400 150MHz with ELAN and it does boot to PROM.(I bought the modules from Ian Mapleson, so it does work)

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