It's saturday night and the mods are asleep, time to post photos of classic supercomputer boards.

the software in the NeXT made it a workstation, the hardware made it a PC, and the unit sales made it a supercomputer.

IBM 702 cordwood construction was super in its day

Speaking of IBM, the 7030 Stretch had an optional "Hand of God".

@th I just learned this morning that i860 and i960 are different CPUs :o!

@th never realized that the cmos battery in the NeXT was actually in a battery holder! that was pretty advanced for the time where hardly andybody cared for the time in 6+ years.

@adorfer it does make it super easy to remove when putting the system into storage

@th actually, now that I look through my sauce-stained kitchen drawer of recipes, I find myself wondering what a modern kitchen computer might look like. Integrated scale, detachable cutting board, checklist...

@th nice way of phrasing it, but the hardware was more like other 'workstations' of it's time like the SparcStation 10 or some IRIX systems, not so much PC-like.

@th okay I'm going to bite on this thread. Do these count? They're hanging on the wall of my office..

@th oh my god. That looks so much like the /34 I built way back when. RX01, RL drive(s), and... TU58?

My days of having fully built 11s in my house are over (though I have a PiDP/11 that is always in the background during my video calls :)

Also everyone should own at least one VT 1xx terminal.

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