kramlq wrote:Hopefully the museum will collect and preserve those machines sometime soon. The work on SimOS alone renewed interest in virtualisation techniques and led to what is a multibillion dollar industry today.
They won't be thrown out, I imagine. That place is basically it's own museum.
As for the SimOS/VMware guys, one of them returned this year to finish his degree. 18 years after starting he defended. And they still made him TA his last class
SAQ wrote:Those aren't just SimOS machines - there are also some DASH boxes. Did any of the documentation make it there too?
I doubt there's all that much in the way of documentation anymore, though most of the important stuff should survive in conference/journal papers and dissertations. DASH was long, long ago, after all. I recall reading somewhere that it was supposed to scale to something like a dozen 4D/340s hooked together. I haven't seen any other desksides around.
I think there are hardware labs still named after the later Flash project, but they've also long been used for other things. I wonder if those Origin racks have anything to do with the flash work...