[rescue] Desk-height DEC "half rack"?

Francois Dion francois.dion at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 12:21:10 CST 2017

You are probably looking at a 12U rack. Half rack is at least 50" tall,
about the height of a Sun Enterprise E5000. A few weeks back I noticed at
work on some pallets some 12U racks like that. I think they came from a
company we acquired and I have no idea what happened to them. But I'm
pretty sure they were TrippLite. Might be a starting point. Top was metal,
but is would be trivial to add a wood top.


On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 5:35 AM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:

> Ages and ages ago when I lived in Austin, I had a DEC "half rack" that was
> basically meant for an LSI-based PDP-11 system.  It was approximately
> desk-height (27-29" or so) and had a laminate top so you could use it as an
> additional work surface.
> Does anybody recognize/remember what I'm talking about?  If so, what was
> the
> official DEC part name / description for this?  And most important, where
> can
> I get one, or something very similar, nowdays?
> I bought one of these from Amazon back in 2013, but as you can see from
> my review it's garbage - holes not drilled properly, stuff didn't line up
> even for assembly, and Amazon ended up giving me half of my money back.  I
> can't even use it for rack-mount eqiupment at all.
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MF4SKC
> Bill
> --
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas USA
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