22 April 2008, 03:07


What is hinv? Well, this is something still SGI-related and because my last first server was a SGI, I thought it would be okay to have a section called hinv... But what is it? Well, according to ‘man hinv’ on a SGI:


hinv – hardware inventory command


hinv displays the contents of the system hardware inventory table.

hinv on geektechnique

Well, here, it’s the hardware inventory of the stuff in my home rather than in some old SGI ^_^

the hardware

Well, I have to start somewhere, so I’ve been making these specsheets

my workstation:

what’s inside?

  • Asus NCCH-DL motherboard
  • 2x Intel Xeon 2.8GHz Nocona
  • 4x Crucial 512MB ECC DDR PC3200
  • LSI Logic 53C1030 SCSI U320-controller
  • 36GB Maxtor 15K RPM SCSI U320-drive
  • 73GB Maxtor 15K RPM SCSI U320-drive
  • XFX 6800GS 256MB dual DVI AGP videocard
  • NEC 7173A DVD writer
  • Creative Soundblaster Audigy
  • Pinnacle DC10+ compressorboard
  • 2x EIZO L685 18.1” TFTs

  • ...and I run Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Hardy Heron on there

my media center

click to enlarge and get the specs

the specs have changed btw, it’s now:

  • Chieftec 19” 4U-case
  • Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard
  • AMD XP2800+ Barton (+Zalman 6000 cooler)
  • 2× 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM
  • Maxtor 200GB Sata
  • POV NVidia 7300GT 256MB AGP
  • 2x Hauppauge PVR-150MCE
  • NEC 3570A DVD writer

  • ...and I run *ahem* Vista Home Premium on there, mainly for Media Center but also for having a laugh at Redmond’s latest…

my stereo

  • 2x NAD 916 (a total of 6x monoblock 90W RMS separate amplification)
  • BNS E5 front speakers
  • Mission 700 rear speakers
  • Tannoy Saturn S6 LCR center speaker
  • Stax SR-5 (gold edition) earspeakers
  • Sony SDP-EP70 Dolby Digital surround processor, all digital pre-amplifier
  • NAD 502 CD player (I still own this one, but hardly use it)
  • Silicon Graphics Indy as some sort of an audiophile MP3 player, connected optically
  • Media Center, connected optically
  • CAT5 cabling all round ^_^

my fileserver

My rather famous fileserver.

although, the hardware changed, I added RAID to the setup and I gathered some more hardware in my closet:

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encrypted file server

  • Antec Titan case (without the PSU)
  • Enlight 460 watt PSU
  • Asus P5CR-VM
  • Intel Pentium4 630 (3.0 GHz)
  • 2× 1GB DDR2 667 ECC
  • Adaptec 29160N SCSI-card
  • Seagate Barracuda ST1181677LCV 180GB(!) boot/OS-disk + additional scratch-space
  • 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB in RAID1, datadisks

  • running OpenBSD/amd64 but still with encrypted disks and without a flaw…


  • Cisco 3640A
  • 128MB memory, 32MB flash
  • 2x NM-1FE1R2W fast ethernet

  • running good old Cisco IOS

dual bridge

This Sun is acting as an OpenBSD transparent packetfilter bridge. There’s one bridge in front of the Cisco and one after it. So all the traffic (before and after NAT) is travelling through a bridge. This way I’ve got a nice toolbox for all kinds of madness. (this is still an experiment).

  • Sun Netra T1 AC200
  • 500MHz UltraSPARC IIe
  • 512MB SD-Ram ECC Reg
  • 2x fast ethernet
  • additional quad fast ethernet X1034A-card
  • 18GB SCSI drive

my webserver

click to enlarge and get the specs

...and server number two is on its way:

what’s inside?

server number one

  • Intel SR2300 chassis
  • Intel SE7500WV2 motherboard
  • 2x Intel Xeon 2.4GHz/400FSB
  • 6× 1GB ECC Reg PC1600 DDR RAM
  • softRAID 1
  • 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB IDE disks
  • running Gentoo Linux

server number two

  • Chenbro 21706 chassis
  • Intel SE7501WV2 motherboard
  • 2x Xeon 3.2GHz/533FSB SL7AE (512KB L2, 2MB L3) processors
  • 6× 1GB ECC Reg PC2100 DDR RAM
  • Intel SRCU42L hardware RAID 10 SCSI U320
  • 4x Maxtor Atlas 73GB 10K drives SCSI U320
  • running OpenBSD 4.3

my video editing machine

  • HP Netserver E60 case
  • Asus SK8N motherboard
  • Opteron 146 (2.0GHz)
  • 4×512 PC2100 DDR ECC REG
  • 80GB WD IDE OS drive
  • 2×200GB WD IDE scratch drive (raid0-stripe)
  • NEC AD-7191 LS DVD-burner
  • Hercules ATI 9700PRO 128MB videocard (this is actually my ahem gaming rig)
  • Pinnacle DV500
  • Intel PRO1000 NIC
  • Windows XP MCE (I also connected my bedroom TV to this)
  • 2x IIyama 17” CRT VisionMaster Pro 413
  • Sony TA-AX2 amplifier
  • 2x Mission 760i speakers

but for the old school effects I use my pride & joy, a SGI Indigo2

the output of (how appropriate) hinv:

CPU: MIPS R4400 Processor Chip Revision: 6.0
FPU: MIPS R4000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 0.0
1 250 MHZ IP22 Processor
Main memory size: 320 Mbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes on Processor 0
Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes
Data cache size: 16 Kbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
CDROM: unit 3 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version WD33C93B, revision D
Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 1
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Graphics board: GU1-Extreme
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 1.1.0
Galileo video 1.1 (ev1): unit 0, revision 2. Indycam connected.
EISA bus: adapter 0

my ibook

My rather famous ibook...

photo credit: Nadya Peek
click the pic to go to the corresponding pic in her Flickr album

with equally famous keyboard...

photo credits and copyright: bram belloni
click to go to the corresponding pic on flickr

...it may be famous, but it ain’t quick, it’s a modest G3/600 with 640MB of RAM...

...and I also acquired a 12” powerbook now, but that’ll be in this list after I’m done with it… I run Leopard on that one btw

my phone

click to go to the corresponding pic on flickr

my black iphone

...and then some

Well… and this is another room in my house (my bedroom actually).

and what do I have there?

a pile of Suns
a VAXstation
a Mac Quadra 800 running A/UX
an eMate

and of course the video editing stuff and lots and lots of boxes full of parts (not in the pic)

my network diagram (always outdated) can be found here (rate it! ^_^)

...more to follow