FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Wed Aug 20 16:21:25 CDT 2003

> >> > XMI?
> >> > VAXBI?
> >> 
> >>    But those *are* better.
> >
> >Yes, and they should have discontinued both UNIBUS and QBUS in favor of
> >them both, but they were still doing QBUS until the end of the VAX
> >development.  I would have loved to have a BA440-sized cabinet that used
> >a 4000/700-speed CPU with a VAXBI or XMI bus instead of the QBUS.
> There was a little issue with the $250,000 license fee to develop boards on
> the VAXBI bus that killed its acceptance.

DEC wouldn't have had to pay the license fee to themselves, and there were
several VAXBI boards available.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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