eBay MicroVAX 2000

From: Geoff Roberts <geoffrob_at_stmarks.pp.catholic.edu.au>
Date: Fri Jan 18 20:40:03 2002

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From: "David Woyciesjes" <DAW_at_yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 2:12 AM
Subject: RE: eBay MicroVAX 2000

> BTW, does anyone know of an empty VAX cabinet, something like the
> 11/780 VAXbar size, that's in need of dispo? In the CT (or VT, vacation
> house up there) area.
> Some other similar classic computer cabinet would suffice, but a VAX
> would be nice, for name recognition. I am honestly thinking on making my
> VAXbar for my computer-room/lounge in my house... Maybe some other
> conversion. Add in a keg-erator?

ISTR someone did the VAXbar bit with a HSC50 Heirarchical Storage
Controller. Damned if I can remember where or when though. They are a half
height cabinet with a PDP-11 running CRONIC. I don't know if it would be
possible with the disk controllers architecture to convert them to a more
general purpose computer, (if anyone has done that, I'd be interested to
know how) so perhaps that's a possibility without trashing a real Vax.

Vax 8xxx systems also had a companion cabinet for a CIBCI? CIBCA? (self
contained version of the CI bus controller that reduced to a couple of BI
cards in later Vaxen) It was the same size as the system unit (full height)
cabinet, and it was mostly empty except for the box in the middle with the
electronics. Plenty of room......
I've got one here attached to an 8530 so I would imagine there are a few
about on similar systems.


Geoff in Oz
Received on Fri Jan 18 2002 - 20:40:03 GMT

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