[rescue] Today's rescue

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Sep 8 14:49:03 CDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 02:21:29PM +0800, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:
> Bastard is correct!! :-)
> That is the _LAST_ and the _FASTEST_ of the NVAX processors!
> Coming in at an astounding 45 VUPS and 280 TPS!
> http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/Hardware/Machines/DEC/vax/vax4000.html#vax4000:vax_4000_m705a
> Treat her with pride and she'll serve you well! :-)
> She can run NetBSD 1.6.1 too!

I've always wanted a 4000-700A, as one (upgraded from a -300A, I think it
was) running OpenVMS 5.5-1 was my first exposure to non-PC non-Mac

stubradfowc at mercur.usao.edu.  *sniff* 

oh wow, it still exists:

220 MERCUR.USAO.EDU Process Software ESMTP service V4.3A-X ready at 
Wed, 8 Sep 2004 14:42:52 -0500

The web server I setup on that system in 1995 was USAO.EDU's first ever 
campus webserver.  Up until about a year ago, some of the pages on their 
site (now hosted from a Sun box of some sort) were the original ones I'd 
done in '95 as a summer credit project. :)

When I started in '93, they had a T1 and were using it for email.  By the
time I left, they had Usenet, decent mail software (PINE), and I'd corrupted
the masses by showing everyone about IRC.  Ahh, the days.


bill bradford
austin texas

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