[rescue] E10k systems coming down in price

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Fri Jul 18 01:27:44 CDT 2003

On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, r.stricklin wrote:

> > Looks like it's in good condition.  I can't see if it has an SP switch
> > in it though.  It looks like it's a piece of a system.  It might not
> > be an entire system.
> I doubt there's a switch in the system, even though I couldn't say for
> absolute certain. I base this claim on the fact that none of the nodes
> appear to have a switch board installed.

Then it isn't really an SP system, is it?  It would just be running
clustering over LAN.

> I saw this auction earlier and spent some time squinting at it (I have a
> minor knack for extracting meaningful patterns from minimal data) and
> can report its configuration with about 95% confidence as follows.
> The two nodes at the top are High nodes (like the ones I advertised
> recently). Up to 8 112 MHz PPC604 CPUs, dual MCA busses. The top one
> has, from right to left, a 10base2 ethernet interface, two 10/100
> interfaces, one wide SCSI, something unknown but unlikely a switch
> board, two more wide SCSI, another 10/100, an FDDI DAS, and some more
> unknown but likely wide SCSI boards. The bottom one has very little;
> 10base2, FDDI DAS, and three wide SCSI. Definitely no switch board in
> that one.
> In the middle are four thin nodes (66 MHz POWER2 IIRC). Ethernet risers,
> 16/4 TR, FDDI SAS, and the bottom two appear to have several wide SCSI
> between them.
> Without the switch stuff, it really isn't that interesting.

Yeah.  I would have to agree with that assessment.

Peace...  Sridhar

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