New musuem Item

From: Stan Sieler <>
Date: Thu Dec 21 16:31:35 2000

Subject: New musuem Item
> Today I picked up a HP 3000 980/100 at auction for $45. Still have not

I almost missed this, since you didn't mention the "3000 980/100"
in the subject line!

> unloaded it yet need a way to get it off the van, they loaded it with a
> forklift. I just have the cpu no monitor or keyboard. Anyone have
> spec's on this unit.

It's big.

HP's first two MPE/iX PA-RISC systems were the HP 3000/950 and HP 3000/930
(HP-UX equivalents: HP 9000/850, HP 9000/840, IIRC).

I can't recall the HP-UX model number equivalent of the
started playing games making identical hardware have model that didn't
match in their bottom 2 digits :(

PA-RISC 1.0 (aka PA7000)

CPU: 32 MHz? (The 960 was about 27.5 MHZ, and the 980 was the successor model)

Max memory: 512 MB

IO: CIO ... this means it won't run MPE/iX 6.5 or later. MPE/iX 6.0 is the last
release it will run.

I/O devices:

   SCSI (possibly...not all 980s had SCSI)

If you have a SCSI controller, you *might* be able to boot from a SCSI disk...
IIRC, that capability required a firmware upgrade. So, some systems had a SCSI
controller, but booted from an HPIB boot disk.

Did I mention that it's *big*? :)

Stan Sieler
Received on Thu Dec 21 2000 - 16:31:35 GMT

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