Today I started stripping out good parts from a Convex C240
minisupercomputer - a machine I had purchased from a scrap dealer
almost ten years ago. It was a disaster of a deal - one of the rare
times I feel I was screwed my a junkman. The machine turned out to be
missing many parts, including processors and power units, cables were
chopped, memory was swiped, plus there was mouse crap evident - yuck.
For years I have been threatening the part it out, and now is the
A few parts will end up on Ebay, the metal will go to the scrapyard,
and I am keeping the boards that I have for now. I know Convex
machines are not very common, but if there are others that need spares
for 200 series machines*, please let me know, as the boards and
(hopefully) backplane will be for sale.
* A guy I know that worked at Convex said the processors should mostly
interchange - although a rev level problem might pop up.