List your old computer

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Wed Feb 24 19:19:05 CST 2021

> On Feb 24, 2021, at 7:01 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> On 2/24/21 3:11 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote:
>> On 24/02/2021 23:02, stan via cctalk wrote:
>>> By any chance, are you thinking of
>>> Some years ago (early 2000's?) it was tracking systems uptimes. I had
>>> an Alpha  system talking to it at one time.
>>> IIRC, the record at one time was a VAX cluster, with an uptime of
>>> 1200+ days. Windows NT systems fared a lot worse, average of about 40
>>> some days....
> A modern MCU running Linux with battery backup could beat that easily.
> And probably be faster than the VAX.
> How far we've come...
> --Chuck

Not a general purpose computer, but some SAN storage arrays (clustered storage) I helped create have logged uptimes measured in years.  Those have MIPS engines and NetBSD as one of the two operating systems (with large modifications).


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