[rescue] DG AViiON kit

John Francini francini at mac.com
Sun Aug 19 09:16:32 CDT 2007

You're right.  The last ones (just before EMC bought them and shut 
down everything but storage) were Intel.  $WORK-3 had a giant-sized 
NUMA contraption with 16 CPUs and a raft of (small) disks, on loan 
from DG to do database characterization work. After DG got eaten by 
EMC, they didn't want it back.  If I recall correctly, it stayed in 
the computer room, powered off, for about 2-3 years before it finally 
was sold off to a salvager.


At 10:10 -0400 8/19/07, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>  > That won't work.  Tru64 is for the DEC->Compaq->HP Alpha processor;
>>  DG AViiON systems use x86 processors with some proprietary interfaces
>>  and peripherals.  They need DG/UX, not Tru64, sorry to say...
>>  john
>Older DG's were 88K I thought? I had one. Never got it working cause I
>didn't have periperherals... gave it to a friend, he pulled the vid card,
>and got rs232 output....
>It was a slender tower thing with this odd helicopter feet set that held
>it upright.
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John Francini, francini at mac.com

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