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Re: The Memphis Switch
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:19:24 PM
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@Betajet: Speaking about Hawaiian shirts (well, I was thinking about them), I'm assuming yours is all packed in anticipation of EE Live!

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Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:17:56 PM
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@betajet: IBM's GF11 Supercomputer had a central switch called the Memphis Switch.

Cool Beans -- I'd never heard of that one!

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betajet   3/18/2014 5:16:04 PM
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IBM's GF11 Supercomputer had a central switch called the Memphis Switch.  This was a reference to Federal Express, which at the time had a single "super-hub" where all packages were sent to Memphis, Tennessee each day, sorted overnight, and sent to their destinations the next morning.

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