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June 14, 2011 AT 12:17 pm

Resurrected LED panels

William Dillon just resurrected some awesome LED panels from a decommissioned super computer.

I just finished building a frame for some resurrected LED panels from a decommissioned super computer.  The computer was a CM-5 by Thinking Machines.  It has been used at the College of Oceanography and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State for a fairly long while.  A few weeks ago, its time came, and we surplussed it.  I was able to get the light panels and built a frame for them at my house.  This post describes a little about the process and includes some trivia about the CM-5 and the panels themselves.

What an awesome part of history!


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3 Comments

  1. this really asks for Game Of Life…

  2. Makes me want to say:

    “Would you like to play a game?”

  3. these machines are what Nedry was talking about in the Jurassic Park movie when he said;

    “You know anybody who can network eight Connection Machines and debug two million lines of code for what I bid for this job? Because if you can, I’d love to see them try. “

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