VAX 8600's

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Thu Jul 13 06:29:24 2000

> On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Mike Cruse wrote:
> > I have a lead on a couple of VAX 8600 machines. Are these machines
> > ones that people here consider worth preserving? I'm tempted but I will
> > have to ship them from NC to CA, which I will do if they are worth it.
> Certainly worth it but man, that's quite a load to ship across country.
> Your sanity may be questioned.
> Sellam International Man of Intrigue and Danger

Not to mention they used 440 volt power.

Anyway, I used to be a tech on these (although I haven't seen one since
1986...) and they're a really slick piece of packaging and design.

I consider them one of the most successful Vaxes, despite the delay in
the 11/790 um 8600's production.

The rumor is the 8650 is what the 8600 was supposed to be, but they
couldn't get the speed up originally.


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Received on Thu Jul 13 2000 - 06:29:24 BST

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