VAX 8600's

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Thu Jul 13 15:27:44 2000

Mike 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.

The 8600 was originally going to be called the VAX-11/790. The 8650 is
an improved-performance version. These are the last VAXen to use SBI
(two of them!) and the last to have PDP-11 compatability more.

They're nice machines, but big and power-hungry. And probably much harder
to fix than a 780 or 785.

It would be nice to see some of these preserved, but for my own part I'm
going to draw the line at 785s.

Received on Thu Jul 13 2000 - 15:27:44 BST

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