[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 23:18:23 CDT 2005

Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:

> Well, I was mostly poking at the notion that machines that just a couple 
> of years ago were still sold new for > $1M are now available on Ebay for 
> less than $10K was astonishing; seriously, who here 2-3 years ago would 
> have ever even considered owning a box that big?

*raises hand*

> wildly _overbuilt_.  If you aren't providing clean power and decent
> cooling then your z900 is likely going to fare as badly as your E10k, but

Hell no it isn't.  I've run an ES/9000 in my parents house with 
exceedingly shitty power and cooling without too much trouble.  Parts 
might fail, but *the machine doesn't crash*.

Peace...  Sridhar

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