VAX 780 on eBay
david at kdbarto.org
Mon Jan 3 12:40:11 CST 2022
> On Jan 3, 2022, at 10:19 AM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 12:29 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> On 1/3/22 11:50 AM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
>>> I'll agree with that. We used to run 40-50 users on our 8MB 11/750
>>> (with both CMI and Unibus disk) but it did do some swapping over 8-10
>> You obviously didn't use the Ada compiler. :-)
>> Or Eunice, for that matter.
> Hell no!
> 90% of our work was in C, the rest in m68k assembler (our own), VAX
> MACRO, or FORTRAN. We started off with Whitesmith's C then by the
> late 80s also used DEC's VAX C.
> Compiling all the code for our product took the 11/750 6 hours to
> compile and link plus an additional 2 hours for an 11/730 to link
> under a different version of VMS. 8 hours total to rebuild totally
> from source. Some things about the good old days weren't so good.
At my current $WORK it takes a 40 core linux box with 200GB of RAM
22 hours to rebuild our source tree from scratch.
So for some of us it hasn’t gotten any better over the years.
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