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Pour one out for our last VMS/Alpha computers heading to the great bit bucket in the sky.

Was decent hardware in it's day, 20 years ago, but we now run EC2 instances that are faster. 🙃

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    I'm still at work and gotta drive later, but I'll pour one out later.

    Don't we all have our first platforms we'll remember, cherish and defend with our honor?
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    Oh boy, it always gets to me when it comes to retiring reliable old-timers
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    @netikras Funny story about the machine in back: it had to be shut down and when it came back up it wouldn't attach to the external disk array. After several panicky hours on a Sunday night it turned out the battery on the raid controller had died; quick run to the 7-11 across the street saved production starting on Monday morning.
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    Do they still work?
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    @Gophyr yep, they were pulled in working condition. The one in front had its covers removed for some reason to get it out of the server room.
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    @tachoknight what model are they?
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    @Gophyr alphaserver es40
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    @tachoknight would you by chance be looking for a new home for them where they'd still be used? I might know someone who would be interested.
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    @Gophyr I'll ask my boss what is gonna happen to them and report back. They're in Chicago.
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    @tachoknight cool, thanks. The reason I ask is that I know someone who was directly involved in the development of the processor inside those things.
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    @Gophyr boss is out today but back tomorrow, haven't forgotten and will update you when I talk to him.
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    @Gophyr Sorry, but apparently the recyclers were helping getting the equipment out of the room; went straight into the truck and to parts unknown.
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    @tachoknight ah well. Thanks for trying!
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