[rescue] New acquisition... (AIX)
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Mon Apr 5 12:11:39 CDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 12:59:30PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2004, at 9:05 AM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >>Damn, man, save some for the rest of us! 8-)
> >He is. He is saving them from being destroyed, and preserving the
> >knowledge of how to run them.
> Well yes, but not too many J90s get scrapped, unless they come from
> gov't facilities. In supercomputer terms, they're just not that old
> yet. But they will be...and we need to grab them *now*.
Yes, but what happens to the machines that are sold in non working
condition on ebay for $2.5-$4k? How many of them will just sit in
storage until they rot or are scrapped?
> >Now, if only he would share the ones he's saved more. ;)
> How would you propose I do that? ;) I'm working on drumming up the
> cash for the new air conditioner in the computer room. When that
> happens, I will have the ability to run more of these machines.
I was really just kidding. Notice the ;).
Posting documentation online would be way cool though, but probably too
labor intensive given your amount of free time.
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