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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" 
<mhitch%lightning.msu.montana.edu@localhost> wrote:

> 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 
> capability.
> Mike
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> Michael L. Hitch            mhitch%montana.edu@localhost
> Computer Consultant
> Information Technology Center
> Montana State University    Bozeman, MT    USA

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