More DEC Stuff Coming

From: Mark Tapley <>
Date: Thu Apr 24 11:34:01 2003

        Got this from the guy in Houston who supplied the VAX VLC machines.
Contact him (best) or me if you are interested.

>Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 23:33:16 -0500 (CDT)
>From: (Charles Sandmann)
>Subject: More DEC Stuff Coming
>I was just notified today by the ChemE department head at Rice that it
>is time to clean out one of the labs. It has mostly PDP stuff, some
>VAX stuff, documentation, some media. KZ's going to make a rough list
>so we can estimate the volume. The VAX stuff has been used in the last
>year, but most of the PDP stuff has been off for 8 years or more, so
>may need some TLC when being checked out the first time (if you don't
>know about power supply caps, you probably shouldn't ask :-) I've made
>some promises for some of this stuff already - but if there is something
>you are dying for, it might be a good time to remind me. Between the
>Rice stash and the AspenTech stash, there should be lots of machines
>for everyone.
>If Intel IRMX (?) means anything to anyone, bug me. I think thats the
>system name - and they are rare (but not DEC stuff ...)
>I think we will keep the extra RS6000/AIX IBM systems for spare parts
>for clio - but you never know...
>I know there are some VT103s (VT100 systems with built in dual TU58s
>and QBUS backplanes) - lots of QBUS cards, an 11/23+ rack mount system,
>BA123 based MicroVAX II with ESDI and RQDX3/RD54 disks. I think the
>11/23+ has an RQDX1 with RD51 drive (don't cringe!), dual RX02s
>(I have a requirement to be able to read some media on these first!)
>There is a requirement to take lots of pictures for our scrapbook :-)
Received on Thu Apr 24 2003 - 11:34:01 BST

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