[rescue] Cray on Ebay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jun 20 20:16:07 CDT 2003

On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 07:04 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>>> I'm sure the shell accounts would be fun, but getting the thing in 
>>> your
>>> Ranger might be even more fun.  Shipping weight for the two cabinets
>>> is over
>>> 3,600 lbs....
>>    They weigh maybe 800lbs each.
> Well, you have a Cray and I don't, but I was quoting the weights given 
> in
> what looks like Cray installation doco at
> http://crinform.cray.com/crinform/ttd/hr04115c/hr041155.htm#468793 ....

   I have moved three J90s.  The documentation is *wrong*. ;)

> It may be true that 93.6% of all statistics are fabricated, but I 
> didn't
> make up the "3,600 lbs."  I make enough mistakes in private that I 
> don't
> need to add to my mistake quotient by making up numbers and quotin'em 
> in
> what will become public documents.

   I wasn't trying to rub your nose in it, Shel.  Manufacturers always 
overstate the weight, heat output, and power consumption of their 
hardware, often by a factor of two or more.


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

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