[rescue] San Antonio, TX area rescue

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Dec 2 13:59:11 CST 2002

On Monday, December 2, 2002, at 02:17 PM, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
>>   Let's put it this way...the disk CONTROLLER has 1GB of RAM and is 
>> the
>> size of a refrigerator.  Make no mistake...this is a mainframe, 
>> through
>> and through.
> Gig of ram, I'm not surprised at.  Size of a fridge seems a bit odd.
> Obviously, a disk controller for this isn't going to be the size of a
> PCI card or anything, but a lunch box or moderate sized Sun (say U80)
> sized controller seems more reasonable for a 1999 vintage machine.  How
> in the world do they reasonably fill a fridge?

   Well I've found very little information about it, but keep in mind 
that these boxes can connect to dozens of processors and hundreds of 
disk drives.  No lunchbox-sized device is going to control tens of 
terabytes of disk with automated, online backup to connected tape 
libraries and all that shit.  Also I believe the RVA cabinet does have 
some space for drives as well.

   Here's one...no in-depth tech info though. :-(



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St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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