[rescue] Cray J90s
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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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