FW: PDP-11/70's - Now you can owe one of these great work horses

From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin_at_my-dejanews.com>
Date: Mon Mar 8 22:24:05 1999

        My God... and now we've got free PDP-11/70's in California. With SCSI,
no less!

        Grab 'em while you can!

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On Mon, 08 Mar 1999 14:48:25 -0800, in alt.sys.pdp11 you wrote:

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>>Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 14:48:25 -0800
>>From: "E.B. Lieberman" <ebliebe_at_jps.net>
>>Organization: Bank of America
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>>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
>> Two System Industries CLUSTOR III MASSBUS disk controllers with 16
>>Seagate 1.0 Gig drives
>> built with SMD interfaces. Ten drives are fixed 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.

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho,
Blue Feather Technologies -- kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech [dot] com
Web: http://www.bluefeathertech.com
"...No matter how we may wish otherwise, our science can only describe an object,
event, or living thing in our own human terms. It cannot possibly define any of them..."
Received on Mon Mar 08 1999 - 22:24:05 GMT

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