Picked up stuff from Pete's

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Wed Apr 25 09:34:22 CDT 2018

Almost forgot. In another location are 5 to 6 DEC disk arrays, most filled
with 14 disks. 3 went with one of the DSs, thats why the dual
SCSI cards. There are at least 20-40 loose disks from 36 to 300 GB. Some
never used, boxes of SCSI cables etc.

It will just take time.


On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 7:32 AM, Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>

> I am glad they got rescued.
> On the Alpha stuff, I will over the next month, put all the Tru64 and
> OpenVMS CD sets, documentation and hardware licenses into on pile.
> I would like to find a destination that will / can redistribute the CD's
> etc. I don't want to them and the licenses get
> put into the hands of one individual and never to be seen again.
> Suggestions ?
> -pete
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 4:33 PM, Alan Perry via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> For those follow the rescue of equipment from Pete Lancashire's place
>> outside of Portland ...
>> I went out there last Friday. Pete was unavailable, so a friend of his
>> let me and showed me where to avoid stepping.
>> The amount of stuff there was impressive/amazing/overwhelming. Aside
>> from the test equipment and old telecom equipment that was pointed out when
>> I was shown around, it was hard to focus on one thing because I would
>> immediately see something else interesting that grabbed my attention.
>> I picked up seven Sun SPARC systems and three Compaq-branded Alpha
>> systems.
>> The Alpha systems all went to a local (Seattle) person who is talking to
>> Bill Gunshannon about possibly getting one out to him. One of the Alphas
>> was a DS20 deskside and I never figured out what the other two were. They
>> were narrower and longer than the DS20. There were also some loose 72G
>> Ultra3 SCSI HDDs.
>> The Suns were a SS1, SS2, two SS5s (one with a Netra top cover), two
>> SS20s (one with its cover removed and MBus card and memory lying near it)
>> and a SS1+ "prototype". I am keeping the SS1+ and a SS5. I have found a
>> home for a couple more of them and will be looking for a home for the rest.
>> The SS20s are the most problematic. As you would expect from a system
>> with its top cover missing, one of the SS20s does not display any
>> diagnostic output or get to the OBP prompt after being powered on. The
>> "good" one displays a "replace motherboard" message while going through its
>> diagnostics.
>> Also, as you might expect, the one called a prototype was the most
>> interesting to me. I am a long-time Sun employee and, while I wasn't around
>> when the SS1+ was developed, I know people who were. It isn't like any
>> prototype that they knew of. Still trying to figure out exactly what it is.
>> The top cover is metal and slides over the chassis (not plastic and pivots
>> into place like a SS1+. There are no external markings on it. It has a Sun
>> SS1+ motherboard, Sun0424 HDDs, and uses SS1/SS1+/SS2 HDD carriers, but has
>> a Sony (not Sun) labeled power supply.
>> As far as the 029 keypunch, it is still there. There was some confusion
>> and the people who were supposed to come get it didn't. I have described to
>> them where it is and how I would go about removing it.
>> alan

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