Anyone want a Cray

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Feb 17 18:47:27 1998

On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Adam Jenkins wrote:

> How often do these come up for sale? A Cray, about 6 or 7 years old,
> apparntly, is being sold in Australia. They're asking $100,000, which
> puts it a tad out of my range. :) However, if it isn't sold it will be
> scrapped - I wonder if they will accept a couple of cartons of beer over
> whatever the scrap offer is?

Well, I personally doubt anyone will actually pay that amount since you
could get similar computing power from a contemporary PC for a fraction of
that price, so that rules out anyone wanting to buy it to put it to useful
work, which leaves only the possibility that a collector or musuem would
buy it, but again, not for that amount. I say wait for them to move on to
the decision to scrap it and then try to bid on it.

But it won't be cheap.

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (across the street from my
neighborhood) auctioned off their Cray in 1993 and it was sold for $10,000
to some oaf who said he could get lots of gold out of it and was thus very
excited (there was a newspaper article about it). I was incensed, but oh
well. I expect there will be similarly high bidding by the scrappers on
this poor guy as well.

> Anyone want it? :)

Sure, but I think the shipping would put me back a few bucks.

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