[rescue] Just rescued these thanks to gov deals. 2 SGI origin Systems

JP Hindin jplist2008 at kiwigeek.com
Wed Feb 14 14:03:12 CST 2018

On Wed, 14 Feb 2018, Mark Linimon wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 01:27:42PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> I've helped move IBM SP2 systems (2100lb with the wider than usual
>> rack and systems) in a minivan a few times.
> Power*2* CPUs ???
> Wow.

I suspect Patrick and I are talking about the same thing - since I got 
mine from him. IBM Scalable POWERparallel 2.

Man for scale -

64 processors, 64GB of RAM, in 16 separate nodes inside the rack that are 
connected with a high speed switch in the bottom of the rack and driven by 
a smaller RS/6000 front-end.

The empty steel rack alone - with the upper extension removed (allows a 12 
or 16 node configuration) - weighs ~600lbs. It was a pig to move, let me 
tell you.

  - JP

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