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Greetings.

Unread postby binary0x01 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:41 pm

Hello,

I'm new to SGI and to the forum. I'm a programmer (12 years and going) but always on PC and various unixes.
Must say SGI hardware and software is fun, I wish these machines were more accessible when I was starting out.

Got an Octane off ebay for 60 bux to play with, came with a 13w3 to vga adapter and an scsi cdrom drive.

IRIX UI is great, I think its sad that there's a lot of people who have not experienced it.

Anyway, just sayin' hi! :)
My Website --> https://sites.google.com/site/y3software/

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby fatal_error » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:54 am

Hello, and welcome to a great and nice community! :D
:Octane: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy:

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby 3dchris » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:57 am

Hi there Binary0x01!!

I'm new to the forums and SGI as well. Only a couple of months. I've also got an Octane :) It came with a CD ROM (which died - had to replace), a massive 21 inch behemoth SGI CRT monitor (too big to fit on desk - had to get an LCD) and a bunch of cables with the original OS disks. Since the initial purchase, i've dropped in a V12 card, dual 400 Mhz procs, upgraded system fans, 3 new HDD and sleds, DVD ROM and a new external enclosure for it! Just warning you.... it's addictive....

Have fun!!!
ImageImage 2xR14k 600MHz, 4.5GB, V12

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby 3dchris » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:58 am

Oh, and also forgot - added 4 GB RAM! ;)
ImageImage 2xR14k 600MHz, 4.5GB, V12

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby binary0x01 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:35 pm

That part about it being addictive is too true.
My Website --> https://sites.google.com/site/y3software/

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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)

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby smj » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:49 am

Welcome aboard! These are fun machines, definitely, and I've found it interesting to trace some of the hardware development across generations, and nice to explore the single system image stuff from N years back...
Then? :IRIS3130: ... Now? :O3x02L: :A3504L:- :A3502L: :1600SW:+MLA :Fuel: :Octane2: :Octane: :Indigo2IMP: ... Other: DEC :BA213: :BA123: Sun, DG AViiON, NeXT :Cube:

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby fu » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:16 pm

welcome binary

btw, not kaz, not crumb, hmm… who holds the pen behind your avatar?

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Re: Greetings.

Unread postby binary0x01 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:15 pm

It's Chris Wahl

http://chriswahlart.blogspot.com/

He's really awesome.
My Website --> https://sites.google.com/site/y3software/

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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)


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