VAXstation 3100 history (Was ... different)

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Wed Dec 1 16:39:22 1999

On Wed, 01 Dec 1999, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>Remember the positive things you're saying are more about the OS, than
>about the hardware. Although you still have to have stable hardware. Get
>a modern Alpha, and you can have both OpenVMS and Speed. Of course I'm
>wondering how fast a VAX in the 20-30 VUPs range feels compared to a slower
>(ie affordable) Alpha.

  I haven't run any direct timings, but my 3100/80 seems much more responsive
than an Alpha 3000/300LX running VMS v7.2.

>I've heard rumors of at least one cluster with an uptime measured in years.
>Me, I'm only at 18 days, but then I just put the system into production,
>and most of the time there is only one machine in the cluster (yeh, that
>doens't make a lot of sense).

  A former place of employment had uptimes in excess of 2 years on a pair of
very heavily used 11/750s running VMS v4.7. Ridiculously long uptimes aren't
rare with VMS systems.

                         -Dave McGuire
Received on Wed Dec 01 1999 - 16:39:22 GMT

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