LET'S RESOLVE THIS ISSUE was (Re: Made a deal to get a Vax 6000,2 Fujitsu Supercomputers and TOPS10???)

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Thu Nov 25 16:22:22 1999

On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, John B wrote:
>The fujitsu is *HUGE*... I doubt anyone here would want to even try and run
>it. Its worth more in parts than whole. It's not old (6 maybe 7 years).. so
>what does one do?? The boards are nice, they look great.. Collectors are
>looking for this kind of stuff to hang on their walls... can't possibly run

  That's a big assumption. I know someone who would want it...and want to
*run* it...and has the heat/power/space capabilities to do so. I can't speak
for him of course, but I'll be he'd be interested right now.

  But was anyone ever given the chance?

  Supercomputers rarely have high resale value because of the specificity of
their applications. That translates to "worthless", or relatively so when
compared with their often-multimillion-dollar new cost. The important thing to
note, however, is that WORTHless != USEless. Somewhere, there will be someone
who would peel off their fingernails to get their hands on such a machine.

             -Dave McGuire
Received on Thu Nov 25 1999 - 16:22:22 GMT

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