[rescue] Cray listing on E-bay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Dec 4 13:49:16 CST 2017

  I don't recall exactly what issues Ethan hit with his systems.  He and
I had a lot of back-and-forth about it, but as you pointed out, it was
~15 years ago; I don't remember exactly what he was hitting.


On 12/04/2017 11:41 AM, Bob Darlington wrote:
> Great!  Then that means I've got it wrong, and Ethan's sat for many years
> for no really good reason.  I hope he manages to get them running if he
> hasn't already (I haven't talked to him about this in over a year).    He
> bought 5 racks worth out of Pittsburgh somewhere about 15 years ago.  We
> were talking because of my access to media, but our current cray systems
> all run Linux for better or worse, and I am not adminning them these days.
> What I'd really like to see is a T90-4 up and going.   I watched ours get
> bled dry and it was a sad day.
> -Bob
> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>>   I don't know what to tell you, Bob.  I've done it.
>>   Then I did it for a few others, then I did it for a machine that my
>> employer bought, in 1999.  I ran two of those machines (the one I had at
>> home, and the one at work) for several years.  I wrote tons of code on
>> those machines.
>>   Later, just a couple of years ago, I negotiated a noncommercial use
>> license for Unicos and actually got full install media.  A couple of my
>> other J90s were sold (to good homes) a few years ago to help fund the
>> creation of the museum, and my original J90 is there now, getting ready
>> to be run again, this time in a museum setting.
>>                -Dave
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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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