Re: [midatlanticretro] big Compaq machines
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> On 1 Sep 2013, at 20:28, "Dave McGuire" <Mcguire@...> wrote:Very little here ever reaches the scrap heap. It has to actually catch fire or be smoking/dead + tripped a breaker to see the scrap heap here.
> On 09/01/2013 08:20 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>>> Is anyone here interested in a few very large Compaq rackmount PCs?
>>> These aren't like any other PCs around...one of them takes up easily
>>> half of a 6' rack, but there's only one of those. Full redundancy, full
>>> hot-swappability, lots of drive bays. These are PPro and/or P-II era
>> I'm interested if the processors are hotswap. ;)
> I believe they are. The caveat is that these machines must be
> protected. I know you, and I know you'd give them a good home...I'd
> just need an acknowledgement that you will do everything in your power
> to keep these machines away from the scrap heap.
Okay...there are exceptions but those exceptions are commodity crap.
>Okay! Toss one in my pile.
> If we're good on that, come get 'em!
> And actually I overestimated; the big one is perhaps 1/3 of a rack,
> not half. I'm pretty sure it's a ProLiant 7000, or very similar. There
> are (I think) two more, much smaller.
>> Who (other than everyone) wouldn't mind a fully fault-tolerant netware box?
> I think they're great boxes...REALLY great boxes actually...they're
> just not within my (narrowing) focus.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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