[rescue] Cray J90s

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 12 23:09:49 CDT 2001

On June 11, Zach Malone wrote:
>     At least one of those machines is located in australia, and should not
> run into problems with exportation.  The other one (IMHO) looked pretty

  That's what the seller said...

> trashed, I mean, would you sink 3000$ into an untested surplus machine which
> looks like its been beaten around quite a fair bit?  I dunno,  I think in

  Are you KIDDING ME?  In a heartbeat.  We're talking about a
3-5 year old machine with a price tag of just short of a million
bucks.  You don't need a supercomputer to do THAT math.

  [dave shakes head, reaches for a beer]

> situations like this its all about how well the seller knows about the
> hardware.

  The sellers *never* know the hardware.  There are but a handful of
people around who do, and they're not in the surplus business.

       -Dave McGuire

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