[rescue] VAX 11/750s - Re: Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )
jjhudak at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 21:47:40 CST 2016
very nice!...am jealous!
how much did the 11/45 go for?
dismantling...oh, the pain!!!!!
On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 9:52 PM, Steve Hatle <shatle at nfldinet.com> wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [rescue] VAX 11/750s - Re:
> Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10
> CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )
> From: Phil Stracchino
> Date: Mon, December 19, 2016 6:45 pm
> rescue at sunhelp.org
> I find myself greatly amused at the idea of a VAX 11/750
> booting from a
> "modern" computer whose sole purpose is to emulate a tape
> I went to the auction when Delta Airlines shut down their flight
> training facilty here in the Twin Cities. They had a Link/GP-4 machine
> that must have been 10 racks of TTL and analog stuff - hooked up to a
> PDP-11/45 that I didn't win at the auction :-( Anyway, it must have
> had drum memory. In one of the racks there was a 1U piece of
> gear that had the
> label "DRUM EMULATOR". It looked like nothing more
> than a 3.5" floppy drive
> with some logic behind it.
> I was able to save the console panel for this guy
> from the scrappers who
> were dismantling it when I went to pick up the stuff I
> did win. About 70
> pounds of buttons, lights and dials.
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