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by bifo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10560

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

[...] There's also a parts list at IslandComputers for AlphaServer ES40s and there it lists both 20-00ESA-08 and 20-01ESA-08 as stacked or mono 512 MiB DIMMs respectively. As it later also lists "Memory Options" (with 1 GiB and 2 GiB capacity, i.e. more than any singular DIMM available fo...
by bifo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10560

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

They are 512MB each, a set of 4 (a "memory option") is 2GB. You can verify this yourself by reading the part number of the SDRAM chips and converting Mbits to bytes. I just image searched so who knows how accurate the images are, but one result showed a DIMM with 18 Samsung K4S560432D-TC7...
by bifo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10560

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

Your decision, of course. :) But if you ever try to diagnose this again, it would be interesting to know what you found out then. I finally got around to having another go at it and realized both why the system was sent with the wrong memory and why it wouldn't boot with the new ram: The idiots who...
by bifo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10560

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

[...] It's been retired because I picked up an Alphaserver DS10L, EV67 617mhz/512mb ram model, slight damage to the front plastic. I've also put in a Radeon 7500, which works quite well and also makes it think it's an XP900 workstation. Two IDE harddrives contain VMS 8.4 and NetBSD, but NetBSD is a...
by bifo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10560

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hihEhsdwiIk I've got a DEC 3000/400 in rather ugly condition (with, it must be said, a partially torn off EVIDENCE sticker on the front for good measure). Only 64mb ram but it runs VMS 8.4 and OpenBSD 6 like a champ so long as you dont try to use X. If anyone needs a ...
by bifo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 36
Views: 3457

Re: Alphaserver DS15

I just picked up a DS10L about a month ago and after some trial and error with various IDE optical drives [...] Nice little machine! What CPU do you have? Hey, did you already know this article ( PDF ) about its creation/development? Makes a nice story. :) Its the EV67 617mhz, the seller didn't des...
by bifo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 36
Views: 3457

Re: Alphaserver DS15

I just picked up a DS10L about a month ago and after some trial and error with various IDE optical drives, I'm running VMS 8.4 with the updates with a generic radeon 7500 PCI card. In researching which would be the best card for the system, I found that the 7000 will not work in an alpha, only in an...
by bifo
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

those prices aren't aimed at hobbyists like us, they're aimed at people with corporate budgets who need to replace dying legacy hardware which can't be upgraded (at least in theory). its the same reason you see $200+ prices on 20mb MFM/RLL hard drives and even more on floppy drives. the problem is t...
by bifo
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Large Scale Systems Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Large Scale Systems Museum

oh haha, I just bumped the old thread as well. Wish I could go, I passed the word on to some friends in Pittsburgh as well.
by bifo
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Large Scale Systems Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Large Scale Systems Museum

Just saw this come through Most of you have heard of the Large Scale Systems Museum, a public museum in the Pittsburgh area that is focused on minicomputers, mainframes, and supercomputers. LSSM has been closed for renovations and expansion for the past several months; we've added nearly a thousand ...
by bifo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: fs: IBM PPC440GP development ATX board
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: fs: IBM PPC440GP development ATX board

AROS should support this board natively. how much for shipping to the US?
by bifo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6334

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

No, I did meet an engineer who did some work on it however. I also inquired if Shenwei would build an Alpha based PC. The answer? They'd need at least 50-100k units at around $1,000 for the bare board including CPU but no RAM. they should drop VSI a line, given the continuing use of alphas for miss...
by bifo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6334

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

That's kinda what I suspected. Really though I should just get my Orange Pi setup rolling, only there's a lot of BS involved in getting it to work with monitors that are *gasp* *shock* not 1080p . Well, anyway, I did manage to get this far, in that I got Debian rolling with a boot script that deliv...
by bifo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 159
Views: 6334

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

regarding the alpha as a platform, we may yet see a revival of it thanks to the chinese government's complete lack of respect for copyright law and large force of hackers in the 90s: https://www.nextplatform.com/2016/06/20/look-inside-chinas-chart-topping-new-supercomputer/ https://en.wikipedia.org/...
by bifo
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: General DEC3000 thread
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: General DEC3000 thread

ok finally got a full DUnix4 install on and working, now i just have to figure out the initial setup that DUnix expects, and it appears to be utterly miserable. does anyone have any good recommendations for books or manuals to use to deal with DUnix? I've already ordered a copy of the sysadmin guide...

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