[rescue] Cray J90s

James Lockwood rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 12 18:35:10 CDT 2001

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Zach Malone wrote:

>     I sent off the last message right before recieving your long one on
> vectorized processing.  I understand now, so essentially you are SOL in
> terms of getting such a machine, no matter what the price, unless you get
> lucky and get one that has not been wiped, or know the appropriate people.
> Of the machines you find used, either Cray resells those machines later,
> dumps them somewhere, or they were not under service contracts.  If most of
> them are not set up properly upon resale, I am assuming that they are
> machines that were not under service contracts, and that were improperly
> disassembled.  Thanks a bunch for the info, I am completely unfamiliar with
> this area of computing, though it is quite interesting.

This is pretty much the norm at the high end.  Just try getting an E10k
without a service contract and a Sun SE permanently attached to it.  I
know of only one complete one in the world that Sun doesn't have their
paws on one way or another, and that's a fluke.


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