Computer Scrapyards (was: PAM computer, Convergent?)

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Tue Jul 15 09:16:35 1997

> > I have also
> > seen early SGI equipment, but not much early Sun (I do not know why).
> In my experience, Sun offers much more generous trade-in allowances than
> SGI (at least in the educational market). For this reason, I'd imagine
> that a large percentage of old Sun systems are sent back to California for
> scrapping or dismantled in a manner that ensures that they will not be
> traded in again. OTOH, I know of an SGI 4D/380 VGX that recently met the
> scrappers (alas, before I could attempt a rescue) because of red tape and
> the similarity of resale, scrap, and trade-in values.

By older Sun, I mean Sun-2. The stuff is still around, but not in huge
gobs like the Sun-3s. I would have expected SGI Iris (pre-4D, that is) to
be rare, as the company was still very small then.

William Donzelli
Received on Tue Jul 15 1997 - 09:16:35 BST

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