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Ellery Frahm <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:24:46 CST
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Hi John,

Ours is the first such upgrade, so we are presently working out the last
bugs.  The upgrade process is largely complete, but JEOL is working on
interfacing the EDS subsystem with the new generation of TAMS HP-IB
interface cards.  

My understanding is that JEOL Japan is working on recompiling/rewriting
software to do so.  I've been assured that JEOL is committed to making this
work since, well, there really is no choice now that c8000 workstations are
the only ones available.  I receive calls or e-mails periodically with

I do have two 73-GB hard drives, which means I won't have to send out
threatening e-mails to users ("Get your map files off the workstation or I
will") for some time -- everyone is happy.

I opted for 1 GB of RAM, which is plenty considering that my old HP 9000
745i has something like 64 MB of RAM.  You can save $2000 or $3000 by
insisting on 1 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB, which you absolutely don't need
for our purposes.


On 14 Dec 2005, John Hunt wrote:
> Ellery,
>          So how did your upgrade go?  I understand that you have 2 73 Gig

> hard drives now.  What would you recommend for memory and hard drive size

> for an 8900 upgrade?
> John Hunt
> CCMR Microscopy Facility
> 255-0108

Ellery E. Frahm
Research Scientist/Manager
Electron Microprobe Laboratory
Department of Geology & Geophysics
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Lab Website: