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Posted by: Irinikus
7 hours ago
Forum: IRIX/Software
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This video shows the performance difference that exists between Blender 2.44 and Blender 2.45, when rendering "test.blend" on an SGI Tezro.

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Posted by: Irinikus
05-20-2019, 08:37 PM
Forum: SGI Discussion
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I know that this won't be completely accurate, as the versions of Blender used on the Mac's differed, but it does however give you some idea as to how Apple PPC's and SGI's compared performance wise.

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Posted by: mzry
05-20-2019, 07:57 PM
Forum: Beginners' Questions/Tips
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Hi all,

I'm a bit of a vintage computer geek and have always wanted an SGI - but being in the UK they are rare to come by on eBay. I recently watched Retromancave's youtube video on the Octane and I did a little ebay searching and bam, I found a decent SGI for a good price.

This is the machine I will be getting:
SGI Octane 2

- os: irix 6.5 (64bit)
- cpu 1x r12000-ip30 @400mhz - mips r12012 fpu
- 1gb ram
- graphics = impact sr 4TRAMS
- scsi bus connector
- 18gb hd (scsi)

The thing that made me go for it was the 4 TRAMS because from my research I found that if you don't have the Vpro graphics you absolutely want TRAMS with impact graphics, and this baby having the maximum 4 looked nice. What do you guys think? an OK spec for a new hobby?

I aim to learn a LOT from this machine, I want to play around with anything 3D. Put some internet apps on it, etc. I did hear that these machines can be noisy, so I will definitely be swapping the fans out for Noctua models when I get time.

Some questions:

* Is there a good GUI IRC client for Irix
* Is there a guide for installing apps somewhere on this site?
* For file transfer I have a SCSI ZIP drive, I am hoping this will work on the SGI. On the windows PC I have a usb ZIP.

Please leave any tips you think I need!


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Posted by: praetor
05-20-2019, 05:09 PM
Forum: Site Discussion
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Howdy y'all

I have returned to administrative and founding duties of Irix Network after a long haitus due to my health.

As many of you know I suffer from psychotic depression. However, after spending a week in a neuropsych ward it has been discovered I actually have temporal lobe epilepsy. They've put me on a round of anti-convulsants which, have quite honestly, changed my life. My stress tolerance is pretty low without my anti-convulsants, and needed a break to get a handle on this and to step aside as the administrative duties of co-founding a community was causing some pretty severe instability.

I know my last breakdown was very public, and for that, I'm sorry. This has been something I've struggled with for almsot 11 years, after a brutal assault by a roomie which has left me with a lesion on my brain. I hope you all can forgive me. 

That being said. I've done some cool stuff in my hiatus. I'm deeply involved with the tildeverse community, I have developed the largest UUCP network currently on the internet, and have a little tilde/pubnix service running on an Indy. Big Grin So I haven't totally been idle.

I look forward to being involved in the community again and hope we can all do some cool shit!!!

Heart Heart Heart Heart

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Posted by: kaigan
05-19-2019, 07:20 PM
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
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Hey, everyone,

I'm trying to track down an attachment from the Nekochan forums that was uploaded here but seems to have expired. It's for an O2 drive caddy. The post in question is here:

Would someone have this file available by any chance? I'm also thinking that it might be a good idea to upload it to one or more of the main 3D printing file archives, in case someone else is in need of it in the future.

Thank you!

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Posted by: Irinikus
05-19-2019, 11:40 AM
Forum: IRIX/Software
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This video shows the installation of neko_xfe in IRIX and gives you some insight as to how to go about installing nekoware generally speaking.

This is the way I've gone about it anyway.

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Posted by: mapesdhs
05-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
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Searching for "Onyx2 VR" no longer brings back what one might normally expect. Wink


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Posted by: GL1zdA
05-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Forum: Digital/HP/Compaq
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Acquire Cray for $1.3 Billion
So Cray and SGI meet again under HP. Not what I dreamed of.

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Posted by: Irinikus
05-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Forum: IRIX/Software
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This video shows you how to run Windows 3.11 under DosBox in IRIX at the double click of a mouse button.

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Posted by: Irinikus
05-18-2019, 08:39 AM
Forum: Beginners' Questions/Tips
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This video shows you how to create a script file, tag it with an icon and make it executable in IRIX.

Take not of the fact that in this video I used: su root -c "/usr/nekoware/games/quake3/quake3" and that sometimes you will have to use separate lines as such, to get the script to work properly: 

cd /usr/nekoware/games/hexen2
./hexen2 -width 1920 -height 1080

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