[vcf-midatlantic] Supercomputer is all set!

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Thu Nov 8 06:45:42 EST 2018

Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
>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. 

Was this a system from DEC CSC?

When is it getting hooked up and running?

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