[rescue] Cheapest Cray?
pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Apr 26 18:58:27 CDT 2004
On Monday 26 April 2004 04:52, Gerhard Lenerz wrote:
> Monday, April 26, 2004, 10:25:37 AM, you wrote:
> > Well they're modules that slide into a card cage of sorts.
> > Picture a very thick PCB surrounded by a big, thick metal
> > shield...sorta turning it into a metal box about the size of a
> > pizza box, with a shitload of pins (really...THOUSANDS of pins) on
> > the end. This slides into a card cage and plugs into the
> > backplane.
> except for the tons of pins that sounds a bit like the modules IBM
> has built for various systems (I'm thinking "beige AS400" here).
And it sounds exactly like the "modules" for my S/390. 606 pins on a
channel card, in a "metal book" formfactor. Just a bit smaller than
the Cray stuff is described as.
> I'm terribly sorry to mention AS400 in a Cray thread. ;-)
Some ES/9000's (the architecure S/390s fall under) included vector
processors, so I'm not as far off. :)
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