question about vaxservers

From: Chuck McManis <>
Date: Mon Oct 8 15:26:43 2001

The short answer is this:
         Same difference as a SPARCServer and a SPARCStation

The VAXServers were licensed differently (time share users) vs the
VAXStations (as a workstation). There are a few internal differences as well.

As for a first VAX I'd say that no, its not really a good choice as a first
VAX. My reasoning is as follows:
         - If your goal is to experience "VAXness" then just get a
           VAX 4000/VLC. Its small, reasonably quick, and can operate
           as either a workstation or a server.
         - If your goal is to write code that talks to unusual devices
           then get a Qbus based VAX like the MicroVAX II or a MicroVAX
         - If your goal is to do code development, perhaps support a VMS
           effort then get a fast Desktop VAX 4000/90a
         - If you want to do both get a VAX 4000/10x and a Qbus cabinet to
           attach to it.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, I can help "VAXenate" you. :-)
I've got a couple looking for new homes.


At 08:59 AM 10/8/01, you wrote:
>Hello Everyone,
>I have a question:
>Someone on Ebay is selling a Vaxserver 3100 model 10.
>The question is: what is the difference betwen a vaxserver and a vaxstation
>3100? This wil be my first vax system. Is this a good one to grab?
>I'm new to this, so any help would be apreciated.
Received on Mon Oct 08 2001 - 15:26:43 BST

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