I'm making arrangements to have four
(mini-)supercomputers from the
1980's shipped to me. In the mean time, I'm trying to find out what I
can about these systems, so this is a fishing expedition.
The systems are:
* Convex C1-XP
* Convex C1-XL
* Intel iPSC/860
* Ardent Titan
Pictures of these can be found on my website, at
(click on the thumbnails to see a larger version)
Wow! I don't know too much about Convex, but when I was younger I would go
to NASA auctions trying to pick up SGI hardware, smaller supercomputers
and ion laser systems. There was a Convex system at one of the earlier
auctions I went to (NASA Langley in Hampton Virginia.)
The thing is, I don't remember it being a "mini" supercomputer at all. It
had the same gold decor that your images show, but it was large! Big
Like many of my peers here, I'm kind of a data hoarder so I just looked
and sho' nuff I still have the pictures I took with an early digital
camera at that NASA auction of the Convex that was up for sale:
August 26, 2000!
Anyways, I didn't think I'd ever hear of any of those systems again.