Do you have the phone # for the guy that buys bulk from the auctions? I'm looking for
a Mr. Drummond that does this, to learn of what happen to some hard drives that he bought
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Holz" <asholz(a)topinform.de>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech(a)classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 2:49 AM
Subject: Re: Convex SPP(3?) .... Worth saving?
did you got more informations about this machine? Did you save it?
I have a line on a Convex machine. The current owner is a guy
who attends Govt. auctions and buys bulk, then scraps out stuff for
gold/parts/etc... He calls me when he finds anything interesting, so...
He says this is a Convex SPP3. (it's _heavy_... around 400 Lbs.) I
haven't seen it yet, so I don't know anything more right now.
I have no knowledge of Convex stuff, and a web search turned up some
Convex SPP stuff, but not much, and _nothing_ on an "SPP3". Can anyone
enlighten me further? (Yep, I know it's an SMP architecture of some sort,
little more than that).
A couple of questions...
Is this machine historically significant? (I.e. worth saving?)
Does anyone know of a source for documentation? (I've done a prelim.
search, but haven't turned anything up)
Does anyone have (or know where I can find) a copy of an OS for it
it's a unix variant. He told me that the disks were missing... not unusual
for an auction item)
400 lbs is a bit large for me, but if there is a remote chance I can bring
critter back to life (and it's worth saving) it's probably worth the effort.
I'll going to
try to take a look at it and try to get some sort of model#/ident. Anything
be looking out for or wary of?