Tandem Minicomputers

Don Fanning don at 00100100.net
Mon Oct 7 11:25:27 CDT 2019

I worked at Canyon Park Data Center (one of Microsoft's original Data
Centers in Puget Sound) and they had just as you walked into the data
center floor a Unisys rack that had like 64 individual SBC to work in
unison with WinNT Clustering.  It was configured like a Cray where you had
a maintenance pc/laptop that was the console for booting/operating the
entire rack - so yes, make sure you have all the parts together when one of
those hits the recycler.

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 11:03 PM Joseph S. Barrera III via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Not obscure at all, at least not to me. I worked for Jim Gray circa 1996 -
> 1999 and he worked for Tandem during the NonStop era which informed his
> knowledge of fault-tolerance that helped him advise the Windows NT
> Clustering team.
> Don't toss it!!! If you can't find
> On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 9:46 PM Jason T via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> wrote:
> > Well I said no more computers I can't lift, but exotic systems keep
> > finding me.  So today we pulled a Tandem CLX out of a basement, along
> > with a few boxes of docs, 9-track tapes and random odd and ends:
> >
> > https://photos.app.goo.gl/m2N7RKN3JXcmVTUC8
> >
> > There's such as thing as "so obscure that no one knows/cares about
> > it".  I've had those before.  Do I have another?  It sure is heavy.
> >
> > -j
> >

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