[rescue] Free Sun Rack

Andrew Ferguson andrewferguson500 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 11:43:54 CDT 2020

The Imgur link? Odd. I just re-checked it (in Chrome) and it worked fine 
for me.

Ah, well. If there are any potentially interested parties (which I 
doubt!), I can easily supply more photos off-list.

On 23/09/2020 17:36, Peter Stokes wrote:
> Hi
> 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.
> Peter
> If
> Sent from my iPad
>> On 23 Sep 2020, at 17:26, Andrew Ferguson <andrewferguson500 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
> rack.png]
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