Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Redundant Equipment Clearout (Updated May 2008)
The Unit is clearing out old, redundant, surplus and/or broken computer
equipment. We are seeking to recover any residual value but will accept
any reasonable offers. If you want anything for free please ask, but you must collect.
In the first instance, e-mail your offer to; sysadmin 'at'
gatsby.ucl.ac.uk clearly stating the item(s) you are interested
Please put 'clearout' somewhere in the subject line.
- The items must be
collected by the buyer
but only once payment has cleared.
- No warranty is implied - they are
sold 'as is' purely as scrap.
- Unless otherwise stated, all items were
working at the time they were taken out of service.
- It is up to you to
test or otherwise verify the safety of any items especially those
running off mains
- Items sold externally to UCL will attract VAT.
- Larger orders and
bigger offers will receive
preference in the case of a tied or close bid.
- Requests for free items
are perfectly acceptable especially from universities, charities or
open-source groups but offers will defer to highest bid.
Payments will be by IDT (internal to UCL) or by cheque. If you don't
pay reasonably promptly the goods may be offered to the next bidder.
This page is updated on a weekly basis as items are added and/or
- HP Opteron
CPUs for DL585
- SCSI JBOD Enclosure
- Hot-swap SCSI trays
for 5.25" drive bays
- SCSI adaptors and terminators
- Under-desk keyboard
- Compaq/HP Media
Kits for Tru64 and OpenVMS
DL585 1.6 GHz Opteron 842 CPU/Memory board (4 off)
These CPU/Memory boards are pulls from a working machine. They contain
single core CPUs and no memory is supplied. These will be sold either
in pairs or as a set of four. I believe the part numbers are 359706-B21
but I will need to verify this.
Ultra SCSI JBOD
Enclosure (2 off)
These are Trimm UltraRAID enclosures (UR8J2-4xxx). Each is 3U high and
8-way with a split backplane
and take LVD SCSI drives with 80-pin SCA-2 connectors.
SCSI IDs are adjustable. The enclosures contain a miscellany of Seagate
drives which are about
years old. These will be preferentially sold with the enclosures.
There are four 68pin D connectors at the rear. It has dual hot-swapable
Hot-Swap SCSI Trays
(for 5.25" bays) (Set of 3)
These are StorCase Data Express part number DE100i RSWC160. They have
68pin D connectors and take 80-pin SCA drives.
They will be sold together as a set of three. If I can find one to
hand, I'll throw in a suitable internal SCSI cable and possibly a
68D female to 68 D female adaptor
(can connect cables together) (2 off)
Converts 68D connector devices to VHDCI type, allowing VHDCI cables to
be used (8 off).
VHDCI Cluster connector / splitter (enables connecting SCSI bus
hosts) (circa 6 off)
Made by Amphenol (4957001 2600)
SCSI Terminators (LVD/SE)
HP C2370A VHDCI half-pitch 68, Active (2 off)
Generic LVD/SE - VHDCI half-pitch (2 off)
Generic LVD/SE 68D female (2 off)
Drawer (1 off & spare)
Allows you to mount a keyboard under a desk. Brand-new unused (comes
with a spare which has been used).
MicroComputer Accessories Inc., Part# M6110 (circa 56x36x8cm)
& OpenVMS Media Kits
Most of these have now gone but please ask.
Assorted media kits for Tru64 and OpenVMS. Versions are roughly
5.1A/5.1B2 for Tru64 and 7.1 to 7.3 for OpenVMS. There may be other
Media kits vary; full OS, software product libraries and
documentation CDs. No licenses are included so you'll need to sort
those out yourself.
It would be preferable to dispose of all of these together or possibly
via a Tru64 / OpenVMS split.
Also Netscape Enterprise Server
packages (for many platforms) - version 3.6. Antique indeed.
PC100 128MB DIMMs
Internal & external SCSI cables
Floppy drive cables
PS/2 keyboards and mice (extremely grimey but functioning)
ATX enclosures ('midi' style) with/without PSUs
Rack mount ATX enclosures (4U) with/without PSUs, no side rail
DEC H8571-J female DB9 RS232 to MMJ adapter (a few lying around)
These are too numerous or too tedious to list in any detail. Neither
are they tested or validated in any way. If you
need something along these lines just ask. Most of these will be free,
you just need to collect - although requests for single items are
likely to be turned down. Please order in bulk.
*BROKEN* Epson EPL N2050 Mono Laser Printer *BROKEN* (1 off)
Mono PostScript laser printer. Fuser needs replaced. The remaining
believed to work fully. May be suitable for spares if the fuser not
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