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Re: Is this list alive?
Mine (an AlphaStation 5/266) died from a power surge. I'd love to get another,
but even eBay seems mostly dried up.
I can't say I would use it for much, but I love having other architectures
around for compile testing. If my C ran on x86, amd64, sparc32, sparc64, and
alpha, it would run on anything (I just added a DNARD to the collection... In
Sean Davis / IT Security Engineer
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On Dec 18, 2012, at 10:01, "Michael L. Hitch"
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2012, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>> Subject: Re: Is this list alive?
> It is still alive, but not too many people left with Alphas I would guess.
>> alpha-wise, I'm down to the 1000A, a 3000/400, and some multias of
>> various repair. The 1000A continues to be my primary machine; the rest
>> are collecting dust.
> I'm still running a PC164 at home, and one of my CS20 systems is running in
> my office. I have a 1000A, but haven't powered it up recently. Rennovations
> to the building, including an "updated and improved" HVAC system have rather
> decreased the cooling in my office, so I don't have as many machines running
> as I used too, plus I don't seem to have much spare time to play with the
> alphas. I also no longer have access to the ES40 and ES45 systems we used to
> have at work (and never even got to try much of anything with the ES47
> systems). The ES40 was nice because it had 4 cpus and could show up
> multi-processor problems faster than my CS20, and it had the remote console
> Michael L. Hitch mhitch%montana.edu@localhost
> Computer Consultant
> Information Technology Center
> Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA
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