[rescue] Free Sun Rack

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Wed Sep 23 11:36:38 CDT 2020


Sorry no interest nowadays, however I have supplied many many used ones over
the years. If it is the grey coloured one with the optional front door, then
they are really solid built, but as you say a real pain if you want a more
European style with clinch nuts etc.

BTW The Link did not work for me.



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> On 23 Sep 2020, at 17:26, Andrew Ferguson <andrewferguson500 at gmail.com>
> o;?Hi all,
> This message is on behalf of The Tardis Project at the University of
> Edinburgh (in Scotland, United Kingdom). Tardis is a student-run
> computing facility, founded in 1987. (More info on our website:
> https://tardis.ed.ac.uk/). Over the past 30-plus years webve been
> running on a variety of hardware, starting off with a GEC Series 63,
> then migrating to mainly Sun hardware, and now webre exclusively on x86.
> For the past decade or so, the server rack webve used has been a Sun
> rack. I believe (but am not 100% sure) it was originally called a bSun
> Expansion Rackb, designed to store rack-mounted expansion modules for a
> Sun mainframe computer. Using it as a regular server rack with non-Sun
> equipment has always been a bit of a fiddle due to the non-standard
> depth and the imperial-measurement screws.
> Earlier this year we finally upgraded to a donated Dell rack, leaving
> the Sun rack now surplus to requirements. We have no use for it, so itbs
> destined for recycling. However we thought we should check to see if
> therebs any interest in it before it is scrapped. Itbs not in the best
> condition, a bit rusty on the top, but it still works (heck, we were
> using it until February!). I've attached a single photo of the rack to
> this message, pictures of all sides of the rack (in higher resolution)
> can be found in the following Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/IsTzbL3
> The rack is currently on the seventh floor of the Appleton Tower
> building in the central area of Edinburgh. The University is enforcing
> strict social distancing measures, but the building is open during usual
> working hours. Logistically getting it to ground level and out the
> loading doors shouldnbt be difficult - it would then be the
> responsibility of the interested party to take the rack away!
> This is almost certainly a long shot, but it seems a shame to scrap it
> without checking first.
> Kind regards,
> Andrew Ferguson
> (member of The Tardis Project)
> [demime 1.01d removed an attachment of type image/png which had a name of
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