PDP-11/70's - Now you can own one of these great work horses (fwd)

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_netcom.com>
Date: Mon Mar 8 20:36:02 1999

  Heads Up!!

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Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 14:57:29 -0800
From: E.B. Lieberman <ebliebe_at_jps.net>
To: Info-PDP11_at_transarc.com
Subject: PDP-11/70's - Now you can own one of these great work horses

Now you can own a PDP-11/70! Yep, that's right.

    I'm not talking about those little 11/8x and 11/9x Q-bus jobs.
    I'm talking about the real thing; you know with MASSBUS and all.

A global financial institution, previously headquartered in Northern
California, is getting ready to say goodbye to the last of its
PDP-11/70's. These machines (there are eight of them), were used as
message store and forward switches for nearly 20 years. Great minds
have tried to count the number of times the world wide GNP have flowed
through these systems; and failed !!!

Each CPU has roughly the same configuration as follows:

    QED 11/70 processor upgrade with 4Mb memory plus cache running at
    multiple VUP speeds. (Wow, faster than a 11/780, VAX engineering -
    eat your hearts out);

    Two System Industries CLUSTOR III MASSBUS disk controllers with 16
    Seagate 1.0 Gig drives built with SMD interfaces. Ten drives are
    while the remaining are in removable canisters;

    One Fujitsu 2480M/3480 SCSI tape drive (emulates a TU81) plus
    SCSI-UNIBUS controller;

    One TE16 or TU16 magtape drive (MASSBUS);

    Two DV-11's with modem control (16 channel sync or async adapters)
    and custom drivers set up for a variation on IBM BISYNC;

    Three DZ-11's and an ETHERNET DELUA;

    Plus software to show you that all hardware components are

Did I say eight (8) CPU's? There's more !!
For a short time only, we can throw in tons of spares that include:

    More QED's, SETASI memory (2Mb and 4Mb), more DV-11's, more DZ-11's,
    full 11/70 CPU kits, DH-11's, DHQ-11's, 50-60 extra Seagate drives,
    as described above, in removable canisters, 24 or so extra SI
CLUSTOR controllers, 3 to its own 19" rack.

Am I finished? No way !!!

    I'll even throw in a few RP06 disk packs. The platters are great
    for making Frisbee's out of
    (kids, don't play with these without adult supervision).

    Boxes of hardware manuals and even a TECO manual (the first real
    editor that today still has the best macro generator going).

So if you are interested in taking the entire lot (en masse), then drop
me a line and we can talk about it.
Received on Mon Mar 08 1999 - 20:36:02 GMT

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