The SUN Microsystems V880z

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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:04 am

Jammaster wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:50 am
...And nothing about it on youtube ...So bad :'(
I can maybe change that in the future. (No promises though.)
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:27 am

Jammaster wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:49 am
Yep ... It's appreciable to see a different branded system than SGI with a killer 3D subsystem.
And the XVR-4000 was a real beast sadly unknown :-(
Yeah, it's a bit of a surprise - I would never have expected Sun of all companies to have a serious 3D offering, but there we go. I'll definitely be watching this with interest.

Reminds me, I probably ought to try looking for some 3D stuff on Solaris now that my XVR-1200 spontaneously decided to start working...
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Jammaster » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Curious if a V890 can handle the XVR-4000?

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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:37 pm

Jammaster wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Curious if a V890 can handle the XVR-4000?
I've also thought the same thing, but I've never seen a V890z before though.

I think that the Fireplane differed in such a way that it couldn't be fitted with an XVR-4000. (I stand to be corrected in this though.)
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 am

It's Christmas in July!

I finally got my SUN peripherals and will give feedback in due course:

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EDIT:

I'm not out of the woods yet!

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My DVI to VGA adaptor doesn't fit the SUN cable, so I ordered the correct adaptor from a computer shop down the road and should hopefully have it tomorrow!

This is just never ending, it feels to me like I'm having to go from one counter to the next to the next... in a nightmare, where the person at the counter always seems to need a piece of paper or a particular stamp on a piece of paper, that I just don't seem to have! :(

What I need is this:

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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:25 pm

Hah, yes...I learned after the first few times to always triple-check the genders when buying an adapter...
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:27 am

I finally have a working system! :)

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This is what I had to use in terms of adapters:

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I have the SOLARIS 10 DVD in the DVD-ROM, so how do I go about getting solaris on this beast? (I'm completely ignorant here, as this is the first SUN computer that I've used ever!)
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:21 pm

Rad, sir! As far as getting Solaris on that sucker, you can try boot cdrom and see what happens - if all goes well it should blurb at you a bit and then kick you into the graphical installer.

Holy shit, 48GB of RAM...what do you plan on doing with this beast?
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:29 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Rad, sir! As far as getting Solaris on that sucker, you can try boot cdrom and see what happens - if all goes well it should blurb at you a bit and then kick you into the graphical installer.

Holy shit, 48GB of RAM...what do you plan on doing with this beast?
I was luckily in the position to max the system out when I bought it, and the RAM wasn't that expensive.

The six CPU's and 48GB of ram only cost me 450 UKP, the Chassis was expensive though, as it was new in box.

I would like to do some 3d-rendering on the machine if possible, and run some benchmarks so that I can compare it to my Onyx2 and Tezro machines. (It would be interesting to see how they compare!)
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:33 pm

Should be just barely enough to run a Minecraft server with no swapping ;)
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