HP C3000 Visualize

HP/DEC/Compaq workstations/servers and operating systems (HP-UX, Tru64, OpenVMS, NonStop, etc.)
Forum rules
Any posts concerning pirated software or offering to buy/sell/trade commercial software are subject to removal.
User avatar
maxsleg
Posts: 1467
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:56 pm
Location: Stuttgart

HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby maxsleg » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:24 am

Just pulled a HP C3000 from the skip at work (along with a Sparcstation 1+).
Both boot OK - any suggestions on what OS to run on the HP? I haven't got access to HP UX so it will have to be a Linux or BSD..

Well made box but rather 'fluffy' inside....
:ChallengeL: :O2000: :Onyx2: :Onyx: :O2000R: :O2000R: :O2000E: :O2000E: :Onyx2R: :O3000: :0300: :0300: :0300: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane2: :Octane2: :Fuel: :Fuel:

kramlq
Posts: 927
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:10 pm
Location: IRL

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby kramlq » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:48 am

I'd really recommend HP-UX 11i v1, as graphics support in the free OSes may not be great (particularly in Linux). Your workstation has an implicit right to use HP-UX, and I believe this entitles you to borrow media and install it.

I have a C3750 running HP-UX 11i v1, and its a really great hardware-software combination.

User avatar
maxsleg
Posts: 1467
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:56 pm
Location: Stuttgart

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby maxsleg » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:19 pm

Thanks for the tip - I will look out for the O/S CDs
:ChallengeL: :O2000: :Onyx2: :Onyx: :O2000R: :O2000R: :O2000E: :O2000E: :Onyx2R: :O3000: :0300: :0300: :0300: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane2: :Octane2: :Fuel: :Fuel:

User avatar
D-EJ915
Posts: 822
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:07 pm
Location: Virginia Beach, USA
Contact:

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:28 pm

Linux works fine on that generation of boxes but like kr said the graphics support is essentially nonexistent not to mention that gentoo would probably be your best bet and putting that on there would be a very long process.
:Indy: :rx2600: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indy: :Indy:

User avatar
binary0x01
Posts: 60
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby binary0x01 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:56 pm

HP-UX man, (find?) it if you need to (since you got the box and therefore a license anyway)

Get it all patched up (might be more difficult these days tho) but it is gonna be a solid box that's fosho.
My Website --> https://sites.google.com/site/y3software/

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Image {1x R14000A 550mhz :: 2GB :: V8} *Courtesy of Japes
Image {1x R10000 195mhz :: 640MB :: MXI [parted out]}
Image {2x R10000 250mhz :: 1.4GB :: EMXI}
Image {1x R5000 180mhz :: 448MB}
Image {1x R12000 270mhz :: 832MB}
------------------------------------
HP C3700 :: HP J6000 :: Sun Ultra 24
------------------------------------
Lenovo W520 RAID1 (beast)

User avatar
Mark_G
Posts: 99
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:38 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby Mark_G » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:29 pm

Hello,

I known This is an SGI forum, but in the in the edge of this thread, I take the liberty to ask some questions about my HP visualize C160, which I got from a friend :
1./
kramlq wrote :
Your workstation has an implicit right to use HP-UX, and I believe this entitles you to borrow media and install it.

Is this also applicable for my workstation ?
On the machine, a HP-UX 10.20 is installed.

2./ Are there some good sites, or forums about HP-UX stuff (like this one) ?

3./ Are there some other guys with this type of machines ?

4./ What applications where used on those machines ?

Thanks in advance,

Mark

SAQ
Posts: 5771
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:37 am
Location: Renton, WA

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby SAQ » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:09 pm

Openpa.net is great for information.

All HP workstations have a transferrable RTU for HP-UX, but the servers do not have a automatically transferrable license (you need to send HP some paperwork and $$$).

HPs were commonly used in the workstation segment for EDA/CADAM and similar tasks. Towards the late '90s HP decided to try to go head-to-head with the then-starting-to-flail SGI and came out with the Visualize-FX cards, but they never had much that really made use of it in the way SGI did. HP didn't have all the easy-to-use bits that SGI had, either (Inventor, OpenGL dev aids, etc.)

Many people have HP-9000s, but they do tend to drift down in the Pile-o-Iron because, while HP did have some interesting design decisions (from a positive standpoint) and solid construction they aren't nearly as neat/easy to work with/whatever as SGIs, Suns or DECs.
"Brakes??? What Brakes???"

:Indigo: :Octane: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :PI: :O3x0: :ChallengeL: :O2000R: (single-CM)

User avatar
Mark_G
Posts: 99
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:38 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: HP C3000 Visualize

Unread postby Mark_G » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:42 pm

Ok,

thanks for the info.

Mark


Return to “HP/DEC/Compaq”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest