[rescue] Systems for rescue/Hamvention

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Mon May 13 19:23:21 CDT 2013

On 13 May 2013, at 16:56, "pat" <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have three machines available for pickup either from West Lafayette,
> IN (zip 47906) for free or I can haul them with me to Dayton for
> Hamvention at the end of the week for a small fee. :)
> First, an Encore Multimax.  It's a 2-rack system (~5ft tall racks) that
> run a MACH-based Unix, has a few NS32332 (IIRC) processors, and 128MB of
> RAM.  The 2nd cab has a 9 track tape drive and a few 8" hard drives.
> I've never tried booting it, and have no idea if it works.

Shame the truck wouldn't make it to Dayton. ;)

How close would you pass to Columbus?

> Second, I have a Purple "Test rack" SGI Onyx (the Onyx version of the
> Challenge XL).  I don't remember the specs, and IIRC, the video boards
> in it cause it to not boot, but it mostly worked the last time I touched
> it, probably 8 years ago.

I almost want thatbut I'm about an hour and a half away which is a little bit
too far for me considering I need someone else to drive me.

> Both of these will get scrapped if they're not claimed and picked
> up/delivered by the end of the month.
> My last machine is a Sun E10k.  I have plenty of spare parts, and it
> booted once, but had some problems with its SSP, which means it may take
> some minimal effort to get working.  Unlike the other two systems, this
> one is heavy, and I'm not going to offer to drive it to Dayton.  If not
> picked up in 2 weeks, it'll also get scrapped.  I'm moving out of the
> space where it's currently housed, so these dates are pretty firm.
> I'm going to have a vendor space in Dayton again this year, so look for
> me at booth # FE4059-4060.  I will have some PC systems, possibly some
> racks, some IBM p510/p55As, spare VAX-11/780 power supplies, Commodore
> Amiga 500s, and other random goodies.
> --
> Patrick Finnegan
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