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    I got a new toy...

    .... something you can't buy....

    Ever heard of Cray?



    The Met office was removing their old one - I have managed to get a Processor module from one...





    24 Layer PCB -
    4 DEC Alpha 450MHz CPUs and 2GB Ram on EACH BOARD.

    3, 2 production systems liquid cooled and 1 smaller 64 processor i think air cooled machine to test code on

    system A had 1066 CPU's i think, System B had around 600



    The MET office had over 1000 of these boards in 1 machine

    Thanks to my friends at Armari - www.armari.co.uk

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    ooookay, did you get is as a piece of history or have you got a purpose in mind?
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    pwetty!!! plan on using it for anything?



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    You can't use it for anything - it is a piece of history - I just have Processor board, nothing else.

    When you decommision a cray they physically cripple the machine - remove parts so even if you had a full one it wouldnt work.

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    That any good for Doom3?

    Why do they 'cripple' it then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donny John
    That any good for Doom3?

    Why do they 'cripple' it then?

    It is a supercomputer and can do funky stuff with its power.

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    You should mount that somewhere then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgh0
    You should mount that somewhere then.

    I suspect it will end up on a wall or proping something open

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    Cool! Get it framed...?
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    Whack it on eGay
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    My god that's cool! I'd have that to hang on my wall!
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    I have waited ages to get one - I am not about to get rid of it

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    it would make the COOLEST cat flap

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    Get each of those shiny chips signed by a different weather presenter or something crazy like that.

    I mean what else can you do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    Get each of those shiny chips signed by a different weather presenter or something crazy like that.

    I mean what else can you do with it?
    Dude, this is a part of PC history

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