[geeks] This Litle Green Monster...
kevin at mpcf.com
Fri Jan 23 09:17:54 CST 2004
I tried to run my Perception on an Alpha PS500au under NT 4.0 with
little success. Although i haven't tried again since i found out how
to force SRM to allow unknown PCI devices..... i think i've found a
Sunday afternoon activity.
The Digital made Alphas are nice workstations but they don't seem to
have the same "fit and finish" as an SGI or Sun workstation does.
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 09:46:34 -0500
Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 03:43:11PM +0100, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 08:51:28AM -0500, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > > I too hope to eventually get my Octane to draw that much or
> > > hopefully more.
> > Well. My 500 MHz Alpha gave me comparable specs (OK, only one GFX
> > and "only" 640 MB RAM) for 1/3 of the power consumption.
> Yeah, but an Alpha just isn't the same as an Octane. I certainly
> wouldn't mind an Alpha, but I'm unlikely to try to use an Alpha as
> a workstation at this point in my life.
> For one thing, is there even any officially supported way, on any
> OS, by any vendor, to get SDI video in and out? I know that if I
> chose to run NT 3.51 or 4 (ick) that I could get a Perception board
> for an Alpha, but that wouldn't really be the same since it'd be
> windows instead of a nice unix.
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