Made a deal to get a Vax 6000, 2 Fujitsu Supercomputers and TOPS10???

From: John B <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 14:31:34 1999

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From: Dave McGuire <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Made a deal to get a Vax 6000, 2 Fujitsu Supercomputers and

>On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, John B wrote:
>>I was told that there are at least 18 6' computer racks,, the only ones
>>the guy on the phone could get at said:
>>Vax 6000
>>SA600 ??? (what's that?)
>>RK05 (or 7)
>>Some Fujitsu junk.
>>I know they paid 5 million for the Fujitsu 7 years ago.
> ...likely not junk. They make some kickass supers. I wonder if that
>is complete.

It is complete. I saw it in the computer room when they had it running (I
bought the system it replaced a few years ago!). I know the computer ran
fast and had *loads* of memory. The problem they had was their own employees
did not like using it. They ran it less than 4 years.

>>Anyone here know what a SA600 is?
> It's a rack full of RA-series drives.

Ahhh, I should have remembered that! , thanks... I guess more weight :-( ..
This Vax 6000 was in the lab so it had quite a few toys hooked up to it
(hopefully some good boards to rip out of it).

>>As for the systems, I will probably scrap the Vax6000 (for EBay
>>I saw one of the Fujitsu boards last year.... nice... most of the chips
>>heat sinks on them (ram board).. and they were huge.. Again too new and
>>big to deal with.. I'll get what gold I can out of it.
> Grrrrrr.

Don't Grrr me guy! If I even tried to keep every mini I get every month my
wife would divorce me or we would go broke on storage costs.

I hope someone out there can use the boards in their minis....

> -Dave McGuire
Received on Wed Nov 24 1999 - 14:31:34 GMT

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