[rescue] VAX/Alpha rescue

ghub005 ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Wed Aug 4 06:40:55 CDT 2004

Hi Lads

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.



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