[rescue] San Antonio, TX area rescue

Joshua D Boyd jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Thu Dec 5 22:46:51 CST 2002

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 07:53:40PM -0800, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> --- dave at cca.org wrote:
> > At least with the CM-5s, they were sent back as they were
> > decomissioned, then stripped. I saw the warehouse where the remains
> > were kept, and there were about thirty chassis, and not a single
> > CPU board in the place.
> Were teh CM-5s SPARC-based? I just finished a book (Out of Their
> Minds), and the interview with the founder mentioned that the Thinking
> Machines were based on commodity processors (as opposed to custom
> CPUs), and the last one (CM-5) was quoted as SPARC-based.

I think the CM-5 was SPARC based.  But the others were all custom.

Joshua D. Boyd

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