[rescue] Resurrecting an IBM RS/6000 model 590

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Feb 17 03:29:53 CST 2004

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> People like that piss me off beyond belief.  What we do is beyond
> engineering, almost to the point of art, and occasionally into the
> realms of black magic.  People who see an industry with so much soul an
> history as purely a profit center just make my blood run cold.

Once you take the soul out of an industry it becomes boring and pointles,
just like a beautiful car has a soul, so does a beautiful architecture
IMHO. There is a lot of knowledge and experience being wasted away, and it
is rather scary... that is something that management idiots do not seem to
understand. Listening to some of these old dudes I have learnt so much,
since there are things you can not learn 'til experience shows you. But
what pisses me off is the total lack of respect that some of these people
get. Quite infuriating. I sound like an old dude now... LOL.

> > I also get great goodies so I do not complain. I have a comlpete
> > TERA GaAs chipset sitting on my desk :-).
> Working?  Or just suitable as a paperweight?

Nope, it has been exposed to a lot of electrostatic I doubt GaAs is really
that tolerant. Still pretty cool piece of technology, esp since my thesis
is on a multithreaded architecture.

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