Convex SPP(3?) .... Worth saving?

From: Andreas Holz <>
Date: Thu Jan 6 01:49:27 2005


did you got more informations about this machine? Did you save it?


>Hey guys...
> I have a line on a Convex machine. The current owner is a guy
>who attends Govt. auctions and buys bulk, then scraps out stuff for
>gold/parts/etc... He calls me when he finds anything interesting, so...
>He says this is a Convex SPP3. (it's _heavy_... around 400 Lbs.) I
>haven't seen it yet, so I don't know anything more right now.
>I have no knowledge of Convex stuff, and a web search turned up some
>Convex SPP stuff, but not much, and _nothing_ on an "SPP3". Can anyone
>enlighten me further? (Yep, I know it's an SMP architecture of some sort,
>little more than that).
>A couple of questions...
>Is this machine historically significant? (I.e. worth saving?)
>Does anyone know of a source for documentation? (I've done a prelim.
>search, but haven't turned anything up)
>Does anyone have (or know where I can find) a copy of an OS for it
>it's a unix variant. He told me that the disks were missing... not unusual
>for an auction item)
>400 lbs is a bit large for me, but if there is a remote chance I can bring
>critter back to life (and it's worth saving) it's probably worth the effort.
>I'll going to
>try to take a look at it and try to get some sort of model#/ident. Anything
>I should
>be looking out for or wary of?
Received on Thu Jan 06 2005 - 01:49:27 GMT

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