[rescue] VAX 11/750s - Re: Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )
derschjo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 22:10:28 CST 2016
On 12/19/16 7:47 PM, John Hudak wrote:
> very nice!...am jealous!
> how much did the 11/45 go for?
> dismantling...oh, the pain!!!!!
IIRC, there were two of them (the smaller of which I barely got outbid
on). One went for about $1600, the other (larger one -- two racks'
worth) for $3000. Plus something like a an 18% auction fee and whatever
shipping came to. So, not an incredible deal, even by eBay standards...
(I missed out on the 11/45, but got a TI 980B as a consolation prize
which is fun. There was a lot of good stuff for auction, wish I had
> 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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