[rescue] Moving (save the VAXen!)

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Oct 16 21:00:21 CDT 2013

On 16/10/13 2:29 AM, Mike Meredith wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:46:28 -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
>> Noting that in the UK, Sun was also cloned; I own an ICL SPARCstation
>> clone (again sold in Australia, but it's a UK brand afaik).
> Perhaps not entirely a clone. The ICL DRS6000 range

That's what I've got.

 > included a large
> VME crate with a SPARC processor, and a 68020 as a "FEP". Wouldn't run
> Solaris, but DRS/NX which was a lightly skinned USL SVR4.2SMP with

Pretty sure I have tapes for DRS/NX. Never booted the box. I think I 
also have some manuals.

> enough compatibility to run Solaris binaries - I did the upgrade from
> BIND4 to BIND8 with the assistance of one (where the production servers
> were Suns).
> Of course I may be seeing ICL's engineering accomplishments through
> rose tinted spectacles as both my parents worked for constituent
> companies during the 1960s (LEO and Elliots).

Thanks for the additional info.


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