[rescue] AS/400 question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jun 7 14:57:11 CDT 2003

On Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 12:35 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> A friend of mine has some Cray supercomputers gathering dust.  They are
> J90s or something.  They like to suck a lot of power.

   I have a J90 here.  It doesn't pull much power at all.

> Funny... he bought them (5 of them) for $3000, and immediately sold the
> HIPPI cards in one of them for $5000 to a local company.  He's sold all
> but one of the supers as well, as some companies still use them.
> If you can stomach the risk, you can make money in deals like this, you
> just have to find out who still needs the hardware or the parts.

   Well, J90s are actually fairly recent as small supercomputers go.  
Most of them (there were about 450 of them built) are still in service.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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