Reply 60 of 67, by luckybob
cyberluke wrote on 2022-01-26, 21:03:
Hi, I'm new here! Just got new Unisys Aquanta HS/6U / Revolution 6x6 in Czechia (from Slovakia brothers). I will be silently watching here for a while. I have also EEPROM reader, so will probably backup my BIOS as well. I'm looking for SCSI card and that nice 5.25 bay SCSI addon perhaps as well 😀
First thing I'm gonna try is: DOOM haha. Then install WinXP and try .NET with SMP and also Linux with Python. Then I would like to try to run 6x DOS window sandboxed on individual CPUs. Therefore it should be able to run 6x Quake with software rendering, correct?
Tell me how you use your server! What kind of apps and OS you run? Would OS/2 handle all CPU's and give DOS support?
IMHO, using DOS for a machine like this, is like using a semi to deliver fast-food. My current plan is to aquire about 3 more overdrives, and setup a Team Fortress Classic server or 2. I know a guy that wants to setup a VPN for retro systems, and I think it would be cool to include my ALR in such a network for people.
I firmly believe 2000 Advanced Server is the proper Microshaft operating system. As for Linux, I don't have experience there, but it seems like a natural fit. The issue here with sandboxes, is the lack of hardware support for virturalization. It might work, but you'd lose so much performance, it would just be an academical exercise.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.