[vcf-midatlantic] Cool yet sad rescue coming up this fall

Andy Diller dillera at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 07:58:47 EDT 2019


I’m in. 


- andy diller


> On Aug 29, 2019, at 11:33 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> Everyone,
> 
> Sometime this fall, we're going to rescue a pair of SGI cabinets from the Princeton University data center.
> 
> SGI customized the cabinets in black and orange ... because Princeton Tigers.
> 
> Their data center VP said these systems almost certainly can't ever run again. Too much disassembly already happened. So all he's promising us are the actual cabinets, not the remaining innards.
> 
> However, he asked if we can help disassemble those remaining innards, in order to make the cabinets lighter/safer to move.
> 
> I said what if we agree, but in exchange our guys get to keep those parts if desired? :)
> 
> Waiting to hear back.
> 
> I don't yet know much about the system. VP is asking some of his old-timers to write down its history for us.
> 
> Here is a picture: https://tinyurl.com/y6ldajlb
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