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MauryG5

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2019, 07:08:23 am »
I honestly don't know this FPGA hardware but if it's based on Intel then those who say it don't understand anything about hardware, that's for sure ... I wish I could use Amiga os 4 on Power but unfortunately from what I understand I can't unfortunately. ..😣

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2020, 05:07:59 pm »
Well I have a g5 quad I've been using to attempt porting some Linux DEs over to ppc and I have my cell/be powerXcell 8i accelerator from fixstars

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2020, 10:03:33 am »
Hi, this is my first message on this forum!

I am a PPC user and developer for a long time, on Linux and AmigaOS. I love the architecture and own several PPC machines: MacMini, iMac G5, X1000 and other Amiga machines, and various old development boards.
I plan to buy a BlackBird ... on which I would like to port and optimize some apps.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2020, 10:51:19 am »
Just out of curiosity, do you also have a MPC86xx-RDB or T4240-RDB from Freescale? If so, maybe you can do some benchmarks with the Phoronix Test Suite? :)

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2020, 04:45:07 am »
Just out of curiosity, do you also have a MPC86xx-RDB or T4240-RDB from Freescale? If so, maybe you can do some benchmarks with the Phoronix Test Suite? :)

Unfortunately, no, I don't. T4240-RDB would be nice. If I had the opportunity (time) to contribute to the PPC laptop project, I would have been open to get one but that's not the case. Maybe if I find other projects related to this board ...

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2020, 06:39:48 pm »
Welcome!

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2020, 03:05:40 pm »
Apart from the Talos II I also got a G5 11,2, a G4 3,6 DP and a PowerBook G4 5,8. Which I mostly run with MorphOS. Which the Talos is unfortunately lacking. ;)
Linux of choice on my PPC gear is Gentoo, but Void & Adelie do also run pretty well.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2020, 11:52:11 pm »
Welcome as well :)

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2020, 04:46:53 pm »
Guys, the great R.J Mical really liked the photos of my Power system and he wants me to help him make a computer think ahhaahahhah! He manages to answer a little but obviously he says that he is very busy and he is there for someone like him. I told him that it is enough for me that sometimes we can exchange two words because it makes me very happy and I am honored to be his friend!  ;D

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2020, 12:31:32 pm »
  • Intelistation 265
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Probably sent from the sforza (a Blackbird workstation with Fedora) or the moose (a SGI O2).

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2020, 12:01:57 am »
Welcome, jirka! Nice to see you here.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2020, 11:40:50 pm »
I have a few old PowerMacs:

iBook G3
G4 Cube
iMac G4
2 iBook G4s
PowerMac G5

Plus a couple non-Apple PowerPC systems.
IBM Intellistation 185
several Aerohive access points running embedded PowerPC SoC

and of course my newest toy, Blackbird with 8-core Power9.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2020, 11:50:11 pm »
Well, if we're counting router SoCs, Floodgap's border router is PowerPC-based too (it's essentially a 603 core but no MMU). Which Aerohive and what SoC?

I like the Intellistations. If I had any more room under the desk and it wasn't a pandemic, I might look around for one.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2020, 12:33:30 am »
I got a couple Aerohive BR-100 and 4 AP-230.
I'm not sure the specific SoC they run.

I just remember when I first set them up at a previous employer they were running PowerPC and a custom Linux distro.

When they replaced the system I asked the IT manager there if I could take a few to play with instead of them getting trashed.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2020, 01:13:00 am »
Hello everyone, just registered here. While waiting for my 8C/32T Blackbird to arive, I tinker with any of these:  PowerMacintosh 7100, PowerMacintosh 7300, PowerMacintosh 7600, PowerMacintosh 9600, iMac G3 (original), iMac G3 (slot-load), PowerMac G4, PowerMac G5, Xserve G5, PowerBook G3 (Pismo), iBook G4 12",  PowerBook G4 12", PowerBook G4 15", 3x MacMini G4, IntelliStation POWER 185, RouterBoard RB600 (with the last OpenBSD supporting this board, used as a computer through old VT serial terminal) and some desk-side POWER4 based IBM server with faulty power circuits waiting to be repaired one day. I also still have Kanga, but it has faulty trackpad and malfunctioning L2 cache, so it's going to be swaped for some other RISC machine with other czech Mac collector.

Glad to be here.