[vcf-midatlantic] Supercomputer is all set!
rich.cini at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 20:50:47 EST 2018
That's a really awesome sight!
On 11/7/18, 8:46 PM, "vcf-midatlantic on behalf of Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic" <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org on behalf of vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
I sent this message a few hours ago but it bounced somehow:
Ian, Bill I., and myself all unloaded the VAX 9000 this morning. Diver
Dan operated the forklift.
A 28-foot trailer arrived here at 8am followed by another at 9am. There
were 13 pallets on the first trailer and 12 on the second.
Somehow, the space that we made in the warehouse yesterday and
throughout the last few weeks was MORE than needed! We saved even more
space after the delivery because Ian found a way to consolidate five of
the new pallets onto others.
Ian and I also discussed how to display at least part of the system in
the museum. The simplest thing we can do is put the Cray YMP-EL back
into storage and use the space for the 9000 main cabinet and maybe one
peripheral cabinet. Side benefit: it would better match the StorageTek
Timberwolf tape library than the Cray does.
Here are some pictures:
It took us a few pallets to get the hang of things this morning, but
once we got going then everything went pretty well. There were no
significant problems, just a couple of minor challenges that we solved
on-the-fly, and no people/computers suffered any harm -- except our
stomachs, which we cured with pizza.
I can't wait to show this to you all in person at Festivus and beyond!
Special thanks to our new best friends in Colorado and to the person who
funded the transportation.
Evan Koblentz, executive director
Vintage Computer Federation
a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit
evan at vcfed.org
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