PDP 11/70s For Sale

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri Sep 24 09:26:41 1999

--- CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com wrote:
> > But I have no idea how big this 11/70 would be?
> A couple of points:
> 1. The 11/70 CPU itself weighs 400-500 pounds, in its cabinet with
> power supplies. Several fairly hefty guys can roll a CPU around
> and tip it into a trailer, for example. (Hi Elmo!)

It's lots of fun, trust me.

> 3. Memory boxes weigh about 80-100 pounds each. A fully equipped
> system with core memory boxes (2 Mwords of core) requires 8 memory
> boxes. Solid state memory is more dense, and depending on exactly which
> generation of memory boards you might only need two memory boxes
> for a usable configuration.

Mine have a single BA-11-sized box with 16 256K boards (full of 4116
chips) in a second cabinet.

> And Massbus disk drives (as were mentioned in the original post)
> are the size of a washing machine and weigh several hundred pounds.
> You'll need at least two disk drives for any real usage.

I've got Systems Industries SI-9900 controllers (5" x 19" x 30") and
Fuji Eagles. One short cab is enough to hold 800Mb - 1.2Gb.

Real DEC RM03's are 67Mb and the same volume.


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Received on Fri Sep 24 1999 - 09:26:41 BST

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