[rescue] Machine valuation; Was SGI files Ch11 again, bought by Rackable for $25M

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 12:47:39 CDT 2009

JP Hindin wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Brian Roth wrote:
>> 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.
> Hey;
> So this brings up a question I have pondered over the years, as I've
> picked up new gems for the basement (or brother-in-law's garage, in this
> case, woe as me) - I'd like to know what the original value was.
> For example, in particular I'm thinking of my Sun E10000, 64GB RAM, 64x
> 466mHz processors. I've seen suggestions that have ranged from $5m to $10m
> for this single machine, had it been bought from the factory floor as
> configured back in '99/'00 when it was new. I have absolutely no clue how
> realistic those figures are - for all I know they're from people who are
> very wishful in their thinking.
> How would you folks go about determining what something like this cost?

Ask Sun?

Peace...  Sridhar

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