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

Andrew Gaylard ag at computer.org
Sun Feb 19 12:16:41 CST 2012

While on the topic of vaxen, a colleague at $WORK mentioned to me that
in his younger days, he worked on a VAX clone made for (by?) the South
military during the 70s/80s (the period during which US sanctions forbade
sale of that kind of tech to the country).

Apparently, they were called the "boerevax".

Anyone have any info on this corner of computing history?

(No, I don't want one in my living room, I'm just curious...)

- Andrew

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 09:09:24AM +0100, Jochen Kunz wrote:
>> In this case you need a machine spawning several 19" racks. Even floor
>> standing MivroVAXen don't draw that much power. IIRC my VAX 4000-400
>> draws a bit over 200 W. Less then my Sun Fire V240! And the sound of
>> the VAX is much nicer then that of the Sun too. ;-)
> I *still* want to acquire a 4000-series, as a 4000-700A was the first "big
> iron" (non-PC) I ever used and accessed the Internet through.
> Bill
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