[vcf-midatlantic] Supercomputer is all set!

Laura S. Reinhard laurakid7 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 8 14:07:47 EST 2018


Yay! Let me know how I can help and when. A couple days notice is best. I can sometimes still do spur of moment but getting more difficult.
On Nov 7, 2018, 8:50 PM -0500, Richard Cini via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>, wrote:
> That's a really awesome sight!
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> Rich
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> Rich Cini
> http://www.classiccmp.org/cini
> http://www.classiccmp.org/altair32
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> 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:
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> I sent this message a few hours ago but it bounced somehow:
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> Ian, Bill I., and myself all unloaded the VAX 9000 this morning. Diver
> Dan operated the forklift.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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:
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> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1By6kUcofbhJfW6X3oMGOosStv85DPrpS/view?usp=sharing
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> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E-Q5xrsYXyjrZEZh92xIBhlStvvNUcRV/view?usp=sharing
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> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bEpSMzBEeOvuDnzPQ9Npc7iYmDhjZq8c/view?usp=sharing
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> 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.
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> I can't wait to show this to you all in person at Festivus and beyond!
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> Special thanks to our new best friends in Colorado and to the person who
> funded the transportation.
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> Evan Koblentz, executive director
> Vintage Computer Federation
> a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit
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