[rescue] WTB: Functioning VAX machine (w/ disks or SCSI) in Seattle area

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 23:32:45 CST 2012

Oops. Yeah I spaced and was still thinking 3600.

A VAXstation-sized machine could be fun, and if all else fails I may
opt for one-- but for some irrational reason, I've always wanted a
uselessly huge and power-thirsty old DEC machine. I had an ES40 for a
while but that didn't cut it...

-- Ian

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 6:32 PM, Steven M Jones <smj at crash.com> wrote:
> On 02/17/2012 06:13 PM, Ian Finder wrote:
>> (I'm ok paying for a VAX, but dropping a half-g just to move it is a
>> bit more overhead than I was looking for.)
> Note that Paul Anderson mentioned he has 3100's - these are pizzabox-scale
> machines using CVAX processors. Cheap and cheerful, and no slower than a
> pedestal Q-bus model in the 3x00 line (MV3400/3500/3600) - maybe faster,
> depending on the model.
> I shipped a similar form factor machine - a DEC 3000/300LX AXP - to Ian
> @ Vulcan the other month for only about $25 from the SF Bay Area.
> Good luck,
> --Steve.

   Ian Finder
   (206) 395-MIPS
   ian.finder at gmail.com

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