£30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by uunix » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:55 am

I did record this lot before I moved the machine away.

Is the below common? I've never heard mention of ArmLand before?

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IR0: ARM: Welcome to ARMLand - 0/0x0d00
IR0: ARM: running...(sherwood-root 0201080038)
IR0: ARM: **
IR0: ARM: * InfiniteReality/Reality Software, IRIX 6.5 release *
IR0: ARM: **
IRIS console login: IR0: GE0: Welcome to GELand!
IR0: GE1: Welcome to GELand!
I will get round to posting my hinv's nut in the meantime, here's a quick snap shot. There is some memory disabled.

It also came with spare some cards/boards.

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4 300 MHZ IP27 Processors
CPU: MIPS R12000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.3
FPU: MIPS R12010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.3
Main memory size: 3328 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 8 Mbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
  Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0
  CDROM: unit 6 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
IOC3 serial port: tty1
IOC3 serial port: tty2
IOC3 serial port: tty3
IOC3 serial port: tty4
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: Reality
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, module 1, slot io1, pci 2
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 7.0, number 1
Origin BASEIO board, module 1 slot 1: Revision 4
IOC3 external interrupts: 1

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Graphics board 0 is "KONAL" graphics.
        Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
        Display has 2 channels
        2 GEs (of 2), occmask = 0x03
        4MB external BEF ram, 32bit path
        2 RM8 boards (of 2) 1/1/0/0
        Texture Memory: 16MB/16MB/-/-
        Medium pixel depth
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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by jan-jaap » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 am

uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:55 am
Is the below common? I've never heard mention of ArmLand before?

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IR0: ARM: Welcome to ARMLand - 0/0x0d00
IR0: ARM: running...(sherwood-root 0201080038)
IR0: ARM: **
IR0: ARM: * InfiniteReality/Reality Software, IRIX 6.5 release *
IR0: ARM: **
IRIS console login: IR0: GE0: Welcome to GELand!
IR0: GE1: Welcome to GELand!
That's all normal. Recondas @ Nekochan even used it as a signature for a while. It probably refers to the ARM cores that implement the GE. You've got the version with 2GEs, otherwise you'd get similar messages from GE2 and GE3.

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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by uunix » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 am

jan-jaap wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:05 am
That's all normal. Recondas @ Nekochan even used it as a signature for a while. It probably refers to the ARM cores that implement the GE. You've got the version with 2GEs, otherwise you'd get similar messages from GE2 and GE3.
Thanks Jan-Jaap.

Is that good BTW? I know little about these.

I notice these have two keyboard/Mouse PS/2 ports and two 13w3 card, so in theory, is this design to allow two people to share a single machine?
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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by jan-jaap » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:45 am

uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 am
Is that good BTW? I know little about these.
As far as Onyx2 IR goes, it's the entry level ... see http://archive.irix.cc/sgistuff/hardwar ... ality.html
uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 am
I notice these have two keyboard/Mouse PS/2 ports and two 13w3 card, so in theory, is this design to allow two people to share a single machine?
I think so, more or less like a CADduo Octane, but I never tried.

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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by uunix » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:23 am

jan-jaap wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:45 am
uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 am
Is that good BTW? I know little about these.
As far as Onyx2 IR goes, it's the entry level ... see http://archive.irix.cc/sgistuff/hardwar ... ality.html
Ah... So the cards/boards I got with it..

1 x node board with 2xCPU and some green top memory 030 1313 002
1 x thin card 030 1398 001
2 x R10 030 1402 001 IR3?
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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by Irinikus » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 am

uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:23 am
2 x R10 030 1402 001 IR3?
Those are RM9-64 modules.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-030-1402 ... 1576878778
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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by uunix » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:44 am

Irinikus wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:41 am
uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:23 am
2 x R10 030 1402 001 IR3?
Those are RM9-64 modules.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-030-1402 ... 1576878778
So much for what was written on the box then.. pah..
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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by jan-jaap » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:03 am

With a GE16-4 and dual RM9 you've got IR2E which isn't half bad.

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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by uunix » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:45 am

jan-jaap wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:03 am
With a GE16-4 and dual RM9 you've got IR2E which isn't half bad.
Ah that's good.. mind you, I didn't pay a lot so all a bonus, plus as yet, unsure what I will be using it for. It would interesting to combine it with the o2000 via the routers that HAL told me about. That's for another day though, the o2000 certainly needs a new set of skins to be seen in public.
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Re: £30 8 CPU Origin 2000 only worth £22.50 lets add an Oynx 2

Post by jan-jaap » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:04 am

uunix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:45 am
It would interesting to combine it with the o2000 via the routers that HAL told me about. That's for another day though
Had the feeling that would come up. Forget it, it's is not possible to combine an Onyx2 deskside and an O2000 into a single image. There's only one router slot in an Onyx2 deskside, where the O2000 has two. If you were to numalink two O2000 desksides together, you'd use both routers on each system. The Onyx2 is a NUMAlink port short, and the result is not a valid hypercube topology so it will not work.

IIRC, architecturally in an Onyx2 deskside the IR graphics occupies one NUMAlink port on the backplane crossbar, but in the Onyx2 rack the graphics are connected via XIO using the K-Town/X-Town cards. There used to be a 10 page thread in the Nekochan archives <sigh> and believe me people tried everything.

Similarly, nobody ever succeeded in linking an O2000 and an O200 in a single image.

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