Equipment Available (really VAX 8600)
richardlo at admin.athabascau.ca
Fri Jan 23 09:55:21 CST 2015
On Thu, 22 Jan 2015, Jay West wrote:
> Just received the following "equipment available" email..
> Vax 8600
> MicroVax II
Coinicidently, my employer purchased a VAX 8600 (running VMS) and a
VAX-11/785 running Ultrix in 1985 and I was reading the tender for its
purchase last week.
In 1985 an educational institution could get a VAX 8600, VAX/VMS 4.7,
umpteen layered products, and a three years hardware/software support
agreement for CDN$1,034,000.00 and a VAX-11/785 with Ultrix and layered
products for around $400,000.00.
The purchase All-In-One was $35,000.00!!! Coo Lummey!
Four years later the 8600 (now an 8650) was replaced by a VAX 8820 for
an additional $1.2 million.
The VAX 8820 ran a MicroVAX II as its boot/management console but I cannot
remember what did that job for the 8600. Was it a MicroVAX II? If so, then
anybody wishing to haul away the 8600 will also want the MicroVAX II...
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Athabasca University : but you have to earn
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