[rescue] Cray listing on E-bay
rdarlington at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 23:46:15 CST 2017
As a former sysadmin for a j932, gonna have to disagree. Ethan had a bunch
and they sat for years because of this issue unless I completely
misunderstood what he told me. OS without Cray disks means paperweights.
On Dec 3, 2017 10:24 PM, "Dave McGuire" <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> On 12/04/2017 12:14 AM, Bob Darlington wrote:
> > There is no chance this system can work without disks with Cray firmware
> > them. Hopefully it's in running condition.
> There's no firmware involved, and J90s aren't all that hard to get
> running. I've gotten several running over the years. The OS
> distributions (for both the IOS and the main processors) is not
> difficult to find, and bootstrapping one from blank disks is easily
> accomplished. (well, "easily" for a supercomputer...it's all relative)
> > I suspect the bids are for the trailer.
> I doubt it.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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