Computer Scrapyards (was: PAM computer, Convergent?)

From: Scott Ware <>
Date: Tue Jul 15 16:06:16 1997

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, William Donzelli wrote:

> 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.

I would also imagine that the older IRIS 2000 series workstations and the
1000 series graphics terminals are quite rare. From what I've seen, the
IRIS 3000 series systems are much more common. I've seen quite a few of
these available for sale or hauling, and I know of several that are still
in use. It could just be that these machines are newer, but it seems that
SGI had started to make some inroads into Evans & Sutherland's territory
by the time that the 3000 series machines were phased out in favor of the
MIPS-based boxes.

Scott Ware            
Received on Tue Jul 15 1997 - 16:06:16 BST

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