Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53101
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/05/27 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2009/6/30-7/15 [Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:53101 Activity:nil
6/30    Thanks very much for all the volunteer work on soda!  Two questions:
        1. When will HTTP be up again?
          \_ Probably not this week - 4th and all that.  Next week?
        2. There used to be a web page that describes the historical hardware
           for soda machine.  What's the URL again?  I forgot.
          \_ It's on the wiki now -
                Not up to date with the most recent rev yet
        Thanks again.
2022/05/27 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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Mark III * Lifetime: October 1992 - November 1995 * Locations: + 1992-Summer 1994: Postgres Machine Room, Evans Hall + Summer 1994-Fall 1997: CSUA Machine Room, 340 Soda Hall * Donated by: Postgres Database Research Group, UCB CS Division * Sent to UCB Excess & Salvage in Fall 1997 * Specifications + Manufacturer: Sequent + Model: Symettry S81 + Processor: 16 16 Mhz Intel 386 + Operating System: Dynix 3x (BSD 42 based) + Memory: 80 Mb + Disk Space: ? I am mistily recalling an early Sunday morning after a harrowing fourteen hour drive... Picture the scene: A U-Haul with Oregon plates, its shocks creaking under the weight contained within, is backed up to the fourth floor entrance of Soda Hall. The few volunteers wait with a hush until the back door rolls open, then... Hardware of a bygone era spills forth, to be carted off to the CSUA office by waiting hands. Soon enough it's going instead to the machine room for the office overfloweth. Then suddenly the good cheer stops as the last of the mobile equipment rolls off the truck bed, and plainly all that the next few minutes hold is cut hands, torn ligaments, and slipped disks... Or with any luck, no slipped disks, since that would have made dragging them all down from Oregon pointless. Yes, there they sat, gleaming cubes of misery and despair: About 150 pounds each, though it felt more like a thousand. Each held the promise of another day without "clean up yer shit!" The sounds of toil and human exertion filled the morning air as the disks were hauled in and carefully, oh so carefully, placed in the racks, each man shaking for fear of being pinned beneath one of the unforgiving behemoths and knowing full well that if the falling disk did not kill him, surely he would lose a limb as the price of continued life. Though we are evolving to meet the needs of our future, we must mustn't forget the days when the dry and cracked skin that we just shed were vigorous and bright with new colors. The next chance you have, hold a glass high to the past and drink to Soda MkIV, the last of the great Sequents. CSUA Alumni * Specifications + Processor: 200 Mhz AMD K6 Powered by FreeBSD + Operating System: FreeBSD + CSUA Lottery Scheduling extensions + Memory: 256 Mb + Disk Space: 32 Gb It was the dawn of the third decade of the CSUA, ten years after the XCF War. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where students and alumni could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of wall, /home away from /home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepeneurs, and wanderers. Files and programs stored in two million, five hundred thousand sectors of spinning metal, all alone in the machine room. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last, best hope for peace. Soda Mark VI Disks Soda Mark VI Disks * Lifetime: November 2000 - December 2005 * Location:CSUA Machine Room, 340 Soda Hall * Donated by: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Corporate Abyss Troubles my sight: somewhere in halls of AMD A shape with lion body and the head of a man, His gaze bright and intense as the sun, Is bearing the great prize, while all about him Reel shadows of the enamored undergrads. but now I know That two long years of duty done Are passed to nightmare by the laws of Moore, And what machine, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards 340 to be born?