The SUN Microsystems V880z

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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:54 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
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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.
Thanks, it worked and I’m busy installing Solaris, I will post feedback once it’s installed!

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From my experience so far, I have to say that it's allot less painful to install than IRIX is!
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:03 pm

Nice. Don't forget to hit up OpenCSW for a variety of pre-built open-source packages once you're done.
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:08 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Nice. Don't forget to hit up OpenCSW for a variety of pre-built open-source packages once you're done.
Thanks for the link! :)
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:08 pm

I'm in:

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The fans do quiet down a bit once the operating system's running, but it's still very loud!
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Spiffy! Now you just need to demo that beast of a GPU for us ;)
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by Irinikus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:07 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Spiffy! Now you just need to demo that beast of a GPU for us ;)
I will happily do so, I'm up for suggestions as to what software I could use to accomplish this?
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:18 pm

Good question, that - I have no idea what the 3D graphics scene on Solaris looks like. OpenCSW has a handful of OpenGL games as well as what looks like most of the libraries you'd need to build ports of any SDL1.2-plus-OpenGL engines, but I'm not sure there's anything that looks like a serious benchmark demo in there. You might be able to get ioquake3 going.
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Re: The SUN Microsystems V880z

Post by jpstewart » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:10 pm

Houdini was available for Solaris 8 and newer in the 2001-2006 time frame. That probably corresponds to versions 5.0 to 7.0 (or thereabouts) of Houdini. Finding the software will be a challenge, to say the least! But it was available back in the day and would probably be very interesting on the beast.
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