@SDF good bye DEC Alpha! Those were really great machines with nice remote console/firmware control via RCP
@19hundreds @SDF It's uptime of 1712 days versus 0.5 day - quite a difference. If that Alpha was restarted with this frequency all it's lifetime, it means it was restarted only four times since it was new. Every restart cleans your memory, all the caches, all file descriptors, kernel has a fresh start. It's _way_ harder to go on and on and on day after day. My personal record on my own server is some 150 days and there were Windows versions which couldn't work more than 50 days _by_design_. So I still think that Alpha was one hell of a machine!
@SDF 😍 😍 😍 😍
@SDF Aww, there was something cool about running those Alphas
@SDF Retired... itself? As in, died?
@SDF I devote my current beer to that machine! Salute!Alphas were utterly cool and I hope, that you may bring it back to life one day. Who else could do that?
@SDF goodbye & thank you
@SDF Awwww... Poor old Alphas. A round of applause for it.
Do you have any stories to tell about it, funny things it did?
@SDF What will happen to them now?
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko