[rescue] Mainframe on eBay
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?
> 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*.
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