BTW - mine was used for timesharing applications at a
I expect yours is a fairly large machine. Please, tell me more about your
11/44, such as features of the CPU, the memory size, and peripheral
devices available, and the overall dimensions of the computer. Mine is
said to be some 30 feet long, so if yours is similar, how do you find the
Wow, I don't know what's more impressive, that it's about 30 feet, or your
having it shipped! Thats got to be about 16 racks!
Mine is two racks, but I believe it was at least three at one point since
it has two controller for RL drives. I've added a TU-81+ tape drive, but
don't have a controller yet. Still haven't gotten the thing powered on yet
anyway, hard to find time to go out in the garage and work on it.
space to put all the parts together. I plan to put
mine in the living room
of my home, and my wife, as you might imagine, has some reservations
on the matter!
Um, have you ever worked around any major computer installations? These
things are noisy! I occasionally bring in a RL01 or RL02 drive into the
house to attach to a Q-Bus system and that's noisier than I'm wanting to
have running much. Then there is the hum of the power supply, and let's
not forget the heat. Personally I want a place with a nice big two or
three car garage eventually, put in airconditioning and proper power, and
you'd have a good computer room (though probably not the cleanest).
Oh, as for OS's, a /44 should run just about anything that doesn't have
very narrow hardware requirements (i.e. Version 5,6,7 UNIX). Hopefully
you're getting documentation. I finally found a copy of the tech manual
today (YIPEE), along with a bunch of VAX stuff at a local junk store.
Unfortunatly I missed the Ultrix-32 Distro tapes, but got the manuals (a
friend happened to be in latter in the day and found them).
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