I went over to Downs today and was able to secure two 8 core machines, along with mounting rails. These are very thin looking 1U chassis computers. I was told by Rolf the big black box computers might be done tomorrow afternoon. Alex also kept one of the 8 core machines since he needed to replace a hard drive on it, and also wanted to keep for some further testing, although he didn't specify how long.
I also put in a request with Alex and Rolf for the RCG system to produce code which includes memory location hooks for plant models automatically, along with a switch to flip from the real to simulated inputs/outputs.