This is being sent to both the CLASSICCMP and port-VAX lists since both
are likely to contain people who use rack-mount hardware.
Time to get rid of a rack, methinks. I have one available that's 57" high
(just under 5 feet) by 24.5" deep. It's enclosed, with a rear door, has
wheels, and it also has a big honker of a filtered cooling fan mounted in
the bottom. For power, it has a Wiremold-brand power strip mounted
vertically in the back.
The front and back rails are drilled and tapped for standard 10-32 rack
screws. DEC used a zillion of 'em in most of their older products.
Price: $50 or best offer. I'll also consider trades for (physically)
LOCAL PICKUP ONLY in Kent, WA (southeast of Seattle). Sorry, but there's
no way I can ship this beast, not unless somebody wants to pay way more
than it's probably worth for palletizing and freight.
Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
http://www.bluefeathertech.com // E-mail: kyrrin(a)bluefeathertech.com
Amateur Radio: WD6EOS since Dec. '77
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our
own human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
When we had to move from my original warehouse in Portland we brought in a 30
Yard dumpster. Now there was stuff on the seventh and the third floors. It
was just too much of a temptation. On a quiet Sunday a television jumped out
a window on the 7th floor, dead center into the dumpster. A huge crash echoed
between the tall buildings of the street. We discovered that plastic likes to
shatter into lots of pieces when dropped from great heights. Aiming from the
seventh floor proved difficult, however. The next item, an old stereo split
the far edge of the steel wall of the dumpster. While the motor and heavy
parts ended in the dumpster much of the plastic littered the street. We went
down and removed the plastic before we could get into trouble.
We relocated to the third floor which had a lot of Wang 22XX terminals. Now
this was much easier. The dumpster was not the small target that it seemed
>from the seventh floor. The heavy weight of the Wangs made for a more
predictable trajectory, not to mention a very satisfactory racket when they
landed in the dumpster. They possessed considerably less kinetic energy and
generally stayed in one piece with pops when the tube blew. Crash, pop,
crash, pop, crash, pop... After all, these terminals were scheduled to be in
the dumpster anyway, what better way to do it, and let gravity help.
In the next warehouse we got in two pallets of copper wire on steel spools.
It proved to be very difficult to destroy the spool yet keep the wire in a
coil. Finally we took all the wire to the roof of our 6 story warehouse.
Since we didn't want the wire to lose form we just pushed the spools off with
little horizontal acceleration. We were right. When the spool hit the
pavement of the parking lot. the ends jumped off the spool. The wire might
expand in an elongated coil but was easy to gather together. The best
solution was to hold the spool out and just drop it. The goal was to get the
spool to land flat on one side. The opposite side would pop off and the coil
would bounce up and down, staying tight. This was lots of fun on another
Sunday in Portland. I have some video.
I believe in using gravity as a tool. However most of these fun ways are
illegal now in Portland. We did most of this 10 years ago. For those that are
worried no collectable computers were sacrificed this way except the Wangs.
Thanks for the URL on the Drop Squad. I enjoyed it.
OK I have an 8/i, but now I have a lot of questions; first, where the heck
is the serial number on the dumb thing? The top of the main frame seems to
be the listing for the options and serial numbers, i.e. "KW8I 532," "MC8IA
1877," and "KP8I 774." I know this means it has/had another 4K of memory,
the power fail/auto restart, and the RTC. On the back of the main frame, it
has one more serial plate, though it looks like there used to be another
one. It reads "M26 8I L3213." Is there any way to determine the stupid
thing's serial number or is it there or ??? I have reason to believe that
it's a fairly early machine, since it's a Negibus 8/i, and some of the chip
dates are from late '68/early '69. I'd appreciate not being outbid on the 4K
PDP-8 core stack on Ebay, as I need it to have the full 8K that it once had.
Does anyone have any real docs for the beast they could part with? I mean
originals, yes I greatly appreciate highgate, but since I plan to have a
museum at some point, I really do need the real things. Not to mention that
I don't have the equipment to print a D-size drawing (the module utilization
chart). I also need the trim piece for the top of the rack it lives in (the
old black 6'4" style). While I'm at it, I have no manuals for my 11/34A or
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"I would appreciate it if you would not bid on eBay at all. You rarely pay
for anything and have been kicked off twice for bidding on many items and
Ditto from me, Will.
You cost me several hundred dollars on the fiche and VT11 paper tapes.
I make everything that I have available to the collecting community.
So far I see no evidence that you are anything other than a collecting
black hole, and see little reason to offer any direct help to you at
On May 1, 8:36, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> On Apr 30, 19:21, James Willing wrote:
> > Trying to clear some space in the 'Garage' yet again
Oh, spit, that was supposed to go to Jim, not the list. Sorry.
Pete Peter Turnbull
Dept. of Computer Science
University of York
>Ok, so I've got two VLC's and I want to see if I can cluster them over
>ethernet. This is a precursor to installing the 3400's to be a local
>cluster over DSSI. What document do I start in?
>I'm guessing that I somehow need to get MOP running on the VMS system and
>to tell it the ethernet address of the other VLC so that when it MOPs for
>an image the cluster will respond.
It's all very easy: login as SYSTEM, do a @CLUSTER_CONFIG, and answer
the questions. You'll need to know the Ethernet hardware address of each
satellite, of course, but otherwise it's easy to set up a basic cluster
Of course, there are also "non-basic" clusters, but you gotta start with
the simple stuff first.
First, my apologies to all who have been trying to reach me (classiccmp
related) over the past two weeks - we're in the middle of moving our
datacenter (still) and I've been unable to check my personal email let alone
respond to it. By the end of this week I hope to respond to all emails...
Second - I have been asked to pick up two ibm systems, each from a different
source. One I know is an IBM 36, the other is either a 36 or 38. Both
systems were just decomissioned and known to be working. One of them
definitely includes a lot of documentation, I don't know about the other.
Here's the problem - I have no interest in these systems whatsoever, and
most importantly I do NOT have ANY room to store them except perhaps for a
week - no more. If anyone wants these systems, please contact me at
jlwest(a)tseinc.com quickly, as the owners want them moved immediately. Both
owners have clearly stated the systems are available at no charge. I'm just
not up for packaging and shipping these beasts myself. Both systems are in
the Metro St. Louis, Missouri area. Any takers?
Ok, so I've got two VLC's and I want to see if I can cluster them over
ethernet. This is a precursor to installing the 3400's to be a local
cluster over DSSI. What document do I start in?
I'm guessing that I somehow need to get MOP running on the VMS system and
to tell it the ethernet address of the other VLC so that when it MOPs for
an image the cluster will respond.
>>part number 010-01135-00 rev b etched on it.
>I don't see that part number in my indices, but it certainly sounds like
>it may be a DEC part number. With the FIFO and the UART, it obviously
DEC part numbers are 2-5-2 numbers -- two digits, five digits, two digits.
So with this being 3-5-2, it doesn't appear on the face of it to be a
DEC part number. But the board numbers will tell...
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