Putting the C8000 to good use?

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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby MrBill » Tue May 03, 2016 7:31 pm

It's better than OS/400/i or the mainframe OSes, so be happy, I suppose...


I just bought an as/400 running os/400. password on the machine, and the machine turned out to be leased, it should not even exist still, so no chance of getting licenced software for it.
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the as/400 is a doorstop without software. looks nice next to a crimson though with bits of red on the front cover though.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby SAQ » Tue May 03, 2016 8:45 pm

Krokodil wrote: HP-sUX(lol)


That dates from the Unix Haters Handbook era (along with Slowlaris, ScumOS [but it boots fast!] and the like). HP-UX 10.20+ isn't a showoff OS (like, say, IRIX), but it is solid and stable.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby Krokodil » Wed May 04, 2016 9:59 am

SAQ wrote:
Krokodil wrote: HP-sUX(lol)


That dates from the Unix Haters Handbook era (along with Slowlaris, ScumOS [but it boots fast!] and the like). HP-UX 10.20+ isn't a showoff OS (like, say, IRIX), but it is solid and stable.


I'm just repeating the statements I see elsewhere on the forum.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu May 05, 2016 3:49 am

Having had to administer a K250 back in the day, HP-sUX is unsexy. sam is also occasionally byzantine (it makes smit look like a miracle of design by comparison). But, it does work, and like AIX (in my experience) it's pretty reliable.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby SAQ » Thu May 05, 2016 7:54 pm

HP did go through a period where they thought they'd challenge SGI for graphics, but the software end of it just wasn't there.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby foetz » Thu May 05, 2016 8:41 pm

SAQ wrote:HP did go through a period where they thought they'd challenge SGI for graphics, but the software end of it just wasn't there.

neither was the hardware :P

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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu May 05, 2016 11:50 pm

Well, the FireGL cards weren't bad for the day. When I was a consultant slut, I maintained a C3750 the biology department had an NSF grant for doing protein visualization on.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby urbancamo » Fri May 06, 2016 12:16 am

'consultant slut' is a new one on me. I used to use 'intellectual prostitute' or EKS (Evil-Kontractor-Scum). Happy days...
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri May 06, 2016 8:31 pm

urbancamo wrote:'consultant slut' is a new one on me. I used to use 'intellectual prostitute' or EKS (Evil-Kontractor-Scum). Happy days...


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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby R-ten-K » Sat May 07, 2016 12:27 pm

SAQ wrote:HP did go through a period where they thought they'd challenge SGI for graphics, but the software end of it just wasn't there.


They did and they won, on the desktop at least, just not with HP-sUX.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby Y888099 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:50 pm

The whole HP Visualize series was designed for the toughest work in the technical computing, and with rock-solid 64bit HP-UX v11 operating system it rises to the extreme challenges of electronic design, including system-on-a-chip simulation and IC verification. Good. Designed for the toughest work. On which software ? Proprietary ? OpenSource ? Is it avaiable for Linux-HPPA2 ? No gnat available for HPPA2, so no ghdl, so no system-on-a-chip simulation and IC verification. So you need to pay for a proprietary software for HP-UX v11. Which is RIP, nowadays.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:31 pm

I have rider, my C8k up and running using PKGSRC. It is not the hottest looking example and it's missing the pedestal :(. But it runs reliably. I have it pretty much maxed out.

I actually recently built CDE on FreeBSD and want to start making it look more IRIXy, especially since the big Linux DEs now mandate logind and dbus. Fuck Lennart and Merry Christmas.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby Y888099 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:01 am

Don't you know someone with a gnat-bootstrap for freeBSD, Linux, opensource whatever? It's a pity we have powerful and stable machines, without gnat. And i am lost without ghdl (whose primary dependency is gnat) because I can't simulate anything ='(
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:38 am

On FreeBSD you use port lang/gcc-aux for Ada programming - the API for gnat is broken.
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Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

Unread postby Y888099 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:26 pm

to compile ghdl? will it work? who knows :D
it would be fab.

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do you have PA-RISC or Itanium cpus on your C8K?
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