[rescue] SGI files Ch11 again, bought by Rackable for $25M

Brian Roth abacos_98 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 1 11:03:56 CDT 2009

Ahhh! Cray. Been looking a long time for one of those.  Missed out on a  Y-MP
EL years ago from my own stuborness and have regretted it ever since.
Yes, the 3800 is sweet. I have a 16 proc O2K as well and I am actually trying
to aquire a total of 8 racks with a Meta Router. I see O3K's all over the
place but the O2K's are getting broken into pieces for sale on Ebay.

--- On Wed, 4/1/09, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:
From: Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net>
Subject: Re: [rescue] SGI files Ch11 again, bought by Rackable for $25M
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 11:53 AM

> What your buying is millions more of debt though and a lot of angry/worried
> Its funny, I have a 3800 in my basement from NASA. Original cost about 2.2
Million in 2002. Talk about depreciation!

Nice! The recently mentioned $3 mil system was from when I worked at NASA.
are still using it (gave it to a different divison). Everyone is going
of PCs.

Congrats on the 3800. That is the last big box I think I'd go for. I've
got an Origin 2000 (16 proc, 1 rack), Onyx deskside (still) and a Cray

Might be getting a new office/clubhouse soon in Virginia Beach. If this
then perhaps we will get the cray running.

It uses lots of 50 pin SCSI disk (shipped with 30). Hoping to scale that

Also worried about the "scan chain files" that can supposedly be
problematic if you don't have original stuff.

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