VAX 780 on eBay

Grant Taylor cctalk at
Sun Jan 2 19:11:35 CST 2022

On 1/2/22 5:20 PM, Chris Zach via cctalk wrote:
> I keep thinking about it, but no. The 780 was neat from a historical 
> perspective, and the 785 at UMBC (UMBC5) ran Ultrix (and was on the 
> ARPANET, not the crappy Bitnet the 8600's were on)
Is that Bitnet as in the Because it was there network that many IBM 
mainframes were on?

> but the 780 was really slow. I have a Microvax II here that would 
> equal it CPU speed-wise, and the running of the main memory on the 
> SBI was cool for the 782 option but was pretty slow.

Can I ask for a rough translation in to comparative VAX Units of 
Performance (VUPs)?  I /think/ that the VAX 11/780 was 1 VUP.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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