[rescue] Cray T3E-1200E with installation support from Cray and licenses on eBay

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Apr 28 14:23:01 CDT 2005

On Thursday 28 April 2005 14:13, Mike Hebel wrote:
> Someone generated the quantum flux that came across as... Patrick
> Finnegan
> > On Thursday 28 April 2005 12:21, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1247&item=5
> >>188 163497&rd=1
> >
> > This thing has been relisted for several weeks now.  IIRC, it
> > started at  around $350k.  I don't think they're going to get any
> > bites until it  goes down in price by at least one order of
> > magnitude...
> Unfortunately with the software and OS intact that price is probably
> right.

Yeah, but that doesn't mean anyone would pay that price for it (or at 
least any *sane* person wouldn't).

If someone wants more MFLOPS, there's *much* better ways to spend 
$100k...  And, I don't see many (if any) hobbyists or museums even 
coughing up nearly that much for a system like that.

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