[rescue] Sun enterprise 10000 stuff

Sheldon T. Hall shel at tandem.artell.net
Sun Dec 24 11:13:46 CST 2006

Tonu Samuel says ...
> ... I will make some
> "supercomputers at home" page for people who want to see them. 
> Currently it is very difficult to find them. 

Former list member Dave McGuire (he of the two Crays, etc.) has some details
on his stuff at http://www.neurotica.com/.

Of course, it somewhat depends on what qualifies as a "supercomputer."  I
have a Tandem-badged SGI Challenge L; SGI marketed the Challenge L as a
"Deskside Supercomputer, and it was a pretty studly item in its day.  Now,
of course, you can have a laptop with more CPU power, faster networking, and
almost as much disk space.  However, even back then the Challenge L wasn't a
real supercomputer ... but its bigger brothers, the Challenge XL and rack
Onyx, were certainly getting close.  They are relatively common "personal
supercomputers," at least compared to an E10K.

I know two people who have more than one Cray at home, and that can't
possibly be all the members of the MultipleCray at Home club ...

Really, when it comes to having something-more-than-a-PC at home, I see you
guys (McGuire, Skeezics Boondoggle, a couple of the Big SG guys from
Nekochan, you, etc.) as being the "Maillots Jaunes" of the group.  The rest
of us are just domestiques, fetching water bottles and pushing you up the


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