On Wed, 2021-05-26 at 12:00 -0500, cctalk-request at classiccmp.org
If you were to find an M7626 KA660 CPU you could do
away with all of
the DSSI cabling between the CPU and the M9715 (in addition to having
a CPU that is around twice as fast).
KA660/BA430 makes for a nice MicroVAX, had one for a while. You can
even route the SCSI on the backplane as well, and the sleds pick up
whichever you need. Too bad DSSI stuff either isn't more common or DEC
found a way to route full cluster over SCSI, that was neat too (and
faster than LAVAC for KA660).
I seem to recall a highly opinionated VAX/BSD partisan also bestowed on
it the rare (in his system) title of "real VAX"
In the completely unrelated category my state has signs out asking us
to "VAX up" which has me itching to get my VAXes out again. Sadly HP
shut down the hobbyist license issuing before they got to my request