[rescue] AlphaServer ES40 in Chicago- Anyone interested?

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 14:00:06 CDT 2008

If you want my old AlphaServer 1200, the moron I gave it to didn't
like its quirkiness and decided he'd be better off learning on a PC,
so I'm gonna give him my old PIII box, and you can have the 1200.

Dunno how you'd get it tho.

The old proliants are fun, albeit not obscure. That vax sounds worthwhile tho.

While I'm at it:

Worthwhile rescues I have to keep safe before moving:

SGI Origin 200
SGI Onyx (Deskside, RE2)
SGI Onyx (Deskside, IR, 8 video)
SGI Onyx (Rack [terminator] with Sirius, RE2, Stone+Wire, Discreet Flame!)
SGI Octane
SGI Indy
Mac 128k
Mac Plus
NeXTcube (needs restorative work first)

Shit that has to go:
HP 735 - 125
HP 712 - 60
HP 68k box
Sparc IPX
Sparc LX
SunFire V20z
Google Search Appliance

So the questions are:
A) Are my choices for the cooler / rarer stuff to keep correct?
B) Will the remaining collection be any good despite its lack of diversity?
C) Anyone want the old shit? Should I part stuff out? Shoot at it for fun?

And in advance, no, I don't have HIL keyboards or mice, nor sun. My
mom threw out a box of 10 and 5 each, respectively, and left the box
of PS/2 keyboards.

Any advice with pruning the collection would be appreciated.

Also I'm going to U Washington, and probably driving up there, so if
anyone in the area wants something that could fit in the car, and can
wait till August, I can move it.


On 3/26/08, alex at lava-net.com <alex at lava-net.com> wrote:
> In a similar situation here...I graduate in a year, so will end up
> having to move my collection in around that time, so really can't get
> any new aquisitions for the moment...(I really want to finally get a
> larger alphaserver (1200 or 4100) though, since so far my only real
> worthwhile rescue is a Microvax II unless you count a proliant 8500
> with 8x CPUs and a 7 slot compaq external drive cabinet full of Segate
> 4.3gb FH disks...sounds pretty impressive when it's all running
> On Wed,
> Mar 26, 2008 at 08:58:20AM -0500, Ian Finder wrote:
> > So I'm going off to college pretty soon quite far from here. I made a
> > deal with my parents so they'd store my favorite vintage gear
> > (Basically 3 SGI onyxes), but some of my toys must go. I got rid of my
> > AlphaServer 1200 to a friend who is trying to learn Linux, and I feel
> > that was a waste, so I'm trying to find a better home for my ES40. It
> > has 5 SCA drive trays (they look like the normal compaq sleds but
> > they're full height 3.5" and a bitch to find), and 5 SCA drives, but I
> > might keep the larger ones. It has 4x 500mhz CPUs, which pisses me off
> > because I paid for a box with 800s, and 16gb RAM. It's heavy for a
> > machine its size- a bit smaller than a deskside onyx but it weighs
> > more.
> >
> > Anyone interested?
> >
> > - F
> >
> > --
> >    Ian Finder
> >    224.659.4204
> >    ian.finder at gmail.com
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