[rescue] Cray J90s

Aaron R. Seelye rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 12 17:07:17 CDT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire at neurotica.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 2:49 PM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Cray J90s
> On June 11, Zach Malone wrote:
> >     This list seems to be a little more varied in types of=20
> hardware then I thought it would be when I joined the list,=20
> however, I noticed that some people have posted crays up for=20
> sale on eBay, no real steals though.
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1245498968
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1244448223
>   Actually, they're both real steals in the grand scheme of things.
> The supercomputer secondary market is a very, very strange thing.  If
> anyone here is really interested, I'd be happy to explain why these
> two (and the third) systems aren't selling worth a damn on eBay, in
> spite of being relisted over and over at lower and lower prices.

I'll bite...Why?  (I don't have too much (any) experience with
supercomputers, so some edjumacation might do some good)

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