What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

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Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Unread postby Irinikus » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:34 am

johnnym wrote:I think a fully upgraded Starfire - assuming they're extremely rare today - would be exactly what I wish to find these days! :D (plus a supply of free energy...)


An awesome system indeed!

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It has the styling of some of the early Cray's. (before Cray's became a bunch of generic cabinets)
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Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Unread postby Irinikus » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:40 am

Besides the Cray 2, the Cray T90 has to be one of my absolute favourites.

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I really miss the days when super computers were singular units rather than clusters of generic racks.

If any of you have ever taken a close look at a Cray 3 module, you would see that this was an ingenious way of packaging dies in a very high density format.

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Imagine what could be achieved if modern day processors were packed using this format? You could probably fit a Cray Titan into a form factor the size of a Cray T90!
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Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:16 am

I just thought of another one I didn't know existed until very recently: an AlphaBook, made by Tadpole. I've seen SPARCbooks and their RS/6000 PPC laptop but never an AlphaBook.
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