[rescue] VAX/Alpha rescue
ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Wed Aug 4 06:40:55 CDT 2004
Today I went to a disposal sale to rescue some VAX & Alpha systems
(otherwise they were going in the tip). These are decommissioned machines
from a large local telecommunications firm.
I ended up with about 20 machines in total. They're all complete and are
mainly 4000, 6000, and 7000 class VAXs. I also picked up a couple of
VAXstations. Finally I scored a large (10+) stack of Star Couplers. Each system
only cost me around 6-10 USD.
But my best purchase was probably an Alphaserver 8400. As far as I can tell it
has quad 625MHz EV67 processors and 12GB of RAM. Not bad for only $3
USD <- not misprint!
I will post some more details and some photos in the morning.
More information about the rescue