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Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:33 am

I needed and Onyx2 for work, and got eight :shock:

Nodeboards are dual 300MHz, all graphics are IR2E mostly with DG5-GVO, and I'm looking at 4 DIVO's also. It looks like everything works, except for some physical damage (crushed MSC, some heatsinks fallen off a GE16-4). Nodeboards and RM's have been concentrated in four systems.

Sample 'hinv' here

I have no intention of keeping all these unneeded systems around, so I'll probably try to unload bits and systems sometime soon.

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There were also two O2's included, I guess you can imagine what the skins looked like :x
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby dexter1 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:45 am

Holy toledo!

Looks like you have a lot of spare parts(hint: IO6G) which the community can use. Excellent. I'll let you sort out the machines. Well, you have plenty of CPU's to continue your GCC build farm :)

I am tempted to buy an Onyx2 or IO6G from you for future nekoware builds.

Nice catch, Jan-Jaap!
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:45 am

wow, that flat rackmount looks nice
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:11 am

dexter1 wrote:Well, you have plenty of CPU's to continue your GCC build farm :)

But no airconditioning or enough power in the building :(

eMGee wrote:What kind of work do you do? (That involves using MIPS-powered SGI machines).

Software Engineer for a comapny specializing in FireWire products
My job involves low level stuff, device drivers and embedded/realtime work, but also regular coding.
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:46 am

eMGee wrote:By the way, does this mean we can expect better support for it in IRIX in the future? :)

I don't think so.
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby ramq » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:20 am

Woah!
Now if you'd have a spare/empty metal carcass (with midplane), I'd certainly be interested... Hehe.
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby indyman007 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:29 am

I am guessing that these are quite expensive?
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:53 am

matter of opinion
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby indyman007 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:03 am

yetanother**ixuser wrote:matter of opinion

If it costs more than a fuel, then it is expensive :D.
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:20 am

indyman007 wrote:I am guessing that these are quite expensive?

Compared to a Tezro it's still a bargain :)

Shipping costs, although it's not as expensive as I would have thought.
Freight from Berlin (Germany) to The Netherlands was 165€ total (for eight systems).
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:57 am

would you happen to have an extra DG5-8 (the 8 channel output for IR2E) laying about?
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby indyman007 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:28 am

I would love to have a chassis of one...
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby ritchan » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:54 pm

I sure could use an Onyx2 when the new semester starts. An Onyx2 for Back to School shopping, wouldn't that be a good deal?
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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby jan-jaap » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:54 am

Final arrangement. Running nicely, even if they soon go into fastfan mode (temperature is 30c outside and we don't have airco)
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Now this is a deep dark secret, so everybody keep it quiet :)
It turns out that when reset, the WD33C93 defaults to a SCSI ID of 0, and it was simpler to leave it that way... -- Dave Olson, in comp.sys.sgi

Currently in commercial service: Image :Onyx2:(2x) :O3x02L:
In the museum: almost every MIPS/IRIX system.
Wanted: GM1 board for Professional Series GT graphics (030-0076-003, 030-0076-004)

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Re: Eight Onyx2's!

Unread postby recondas » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:33 am

jan-jaap wrote:Final arrangement.
Very nice! I've probably got a few of the Onyx2 style filler panels that cover the air plenum at the top of each module if you're interested.
jan-jaap wrote:Running nicely, even if they soon go into fastfan mode (temperature is 30c outside and we don't have airco)
I used a duct system on the fan exhaust of my Onyx2 that helped quite a bit - it wasn't hard <or expensive> to set up if you have somewhere easily accessible to run the exhaust duct to.
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