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 Post subject: HP C3000 Visualize
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:24 am 
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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....

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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
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Thanks for the tip - I will look out for the O/S CDs

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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
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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 :
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kramlq wrote :
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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


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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:09 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: HP C3000 Visualize
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Ok,

thanks for the info.

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