Wicat, Vax, at Boeing SoCal auction

From: Geoff Roberts <geoffrob_at_stmarks.pp.catholic.edu.au>
Date: Thu Mar 15 22:39:28 2001

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From: "Mike Ford" <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 2:27 PM
Subject: Wicat, Vax, at Boeing SoCal auction

> another has Vax 8530

That's a big sucker. 1 full height cabinet for the CPU, plus another
for the CIBCA if it was in a cluster.
Needs a Pro380 console with the console card, software and the cable(s)
to go with it.
3 phase out of the box. Never tried to do single phase conversion to my
8530, probably possible, though it would probably be
a little hungry. Must have a look at that one day. I haven't spent
much time on it as the former owners lost the console cable, and I've
not been able to get another so far.
I have the original Pro380 console (drive had died) but I found
something that worked in it, and reinstalled the console software, so if
I had a cable, it should work. DEC field circus guy once told me they
used to have a lot of backplane problems, and were
not that reliable, especially when they were getting on a bit.

> Right now I don't even know if I will make the preview, and no I don't
> them for myself.

BTW, I also have a common or garden Pro380 with POS on it, but it has a
password. Anyone know if there is a breakin procedure for these
somewhere/how? I'm toying with the idea of putting RT11 or something
more exotic on it, it has an ethernet card.....


Geoff Roberts
Computer Systems Manager
Saint Mark's College
Port Pirie,
South Australia
ICQ: 1970476
Received on Thu Mar 15 2001 - 22:39:28 GMT

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