What is the most amount of money you've spent on a computer or computer-related item?

JP Hindin jplist2008 at kiwigeek.com
Thu Jan 12 15:14:02 CST 2017

On Thu, 12 Jan 2017, Andy Cloud wrote:
> If you're willing to answer it would also be interesting to know what drove
> you to spend as much as you did on that particular computer?

I got in a bidding war with someone and ended up paying $330 for six Onyx2 
racks from Boeing surplus about ten years ago. Most of the graphics 
modules were toast and a bunch of the node boards failed out, but the rest 
of the compute modules were ok. At one point I managed to get five racks 
working when CrayLinked together before it all went to custard (lost a 
power supply and my system disk in short succession).

They sure look good, though.


  - JP

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