Getting into VAXing

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Wed Jun 28 19:45:09 2000

On June 28, wrote:
> Yep, in this case feel free to call me a wimp. I've seen pieces of a 8350,
> I really don't want to mess with something that big, and slow unless it's
> a 11/780.

  11/780s definitely have personality.

> Um... I saw this on eBay yesterday, and as I read it, it's basically just
> the CPU. I'm sorry, I do not consider this a good first system. I
> maintain that the best first system is either a 3100 or 4000 series system.

  Call me adventurous... ;)

> BTW, what's the power and cooling requirements for one of these puppies?

  Not too bad, actually, as long as you don't try to run RA-series
disks on it.

> You really need to consider that, and the fact it's apparently in a 40"
> Rack! Remember shipping was one of his concerns <shudder>.

  True...But the 8350 is a 10.5" chassis that can be re-racked to
coexist with other hardware. I really like the BA32 chassis. :-)

         -Dave McGuire
Received on Wed Jun 28 2000 - 19:45:09 BST

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