Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby astouffer » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:51 pm

I built a clone PWS in pieces. Bought a new motherboard from usenet (2000 or 2001) and then pieced the rest together. You just have to get the right network/video/scsi cards. It runs OpenVMS, Tru64, *BSD, and Linux flawlessly. The only let down is the vanilla ATX case. It ran for like 7 or 8 years as a personal web server.

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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby SAQ » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:39 pm

astouffer wrote:I built a clone PWS in pieces. Bought a new motherboard from usenet (2000 or 2001) and then pieced the rest together. You just have to get the right network/video/scsi cards. It runs OpenVMS, Tru64, *BSD, and Linux flawlessly. The only let down is the vanilla ATX case. It ran for like 7 or 8 years as a personal web server.


PC164LX is the way to go for this - PC164 works (it's what I have), but there are memory limitations - one bank (jumper selectable) of either 4 or 8 72-pin SIMMS. It's not a true clone, but it's very close.
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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby astouffer » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:22 am

Oops should have mentioned it was a PC164 board. Mine only has 128Mb though. You will have to solder a jumper wire onto the ATX connector on the motherboard because the PC164 lacks the ability to turn the power supply on.

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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby alexott » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:27 pm

Winnili wrote:The fairly recent, aforementioned, HP workstation zx2000 (IA-64) is fairly small, but very hard to find (and probably not going to be very affordable). I guess and that system would probably be capable of running the latest version, HP-UX 11i v3.1 U10 (although without HPVM support and such).
If you do want HPVM (also known as Integrity VM) support, the smallest will probably be an HP Integrity rx2620 in 2U, 19" rack-mounting enclosure, with one or more “Montecito” ― i.e. Itanium 9000-series, with Intel VT-x Virtualization Technology ― processors...

Why do you keep overtrusting some wrong information you did read once somewhere? An Integrity VM had running nicely on machines starting from very early Itanium 2 (and possibly the first Itanium?) models produced by HP.

P.S.: Besides, there are a lot of places, mentioning running IVM on "pre-Montecito" hosts. For example, at Novell or this discussion.

P.P.S.: If you took the info from HoffmanLabs post, than you should understand that the info corresponds only to the OpenVMS running as guest in IVM.
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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby Winnili » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:41 pm

Some people have lives, or just don't have or care to run these dying breed HP monstrosities any longer. They certainly don't look for year-old posts to rake up.
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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby mopar5150 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:25 am

Anytime is a good time to correct wrong information. Even those of us with "lives" need to hit the older posts for information from time to time. It helps if that information is correct.
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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby urbancamo » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:39 am

I think it's a shame ia64 is being slowly buried, we need as much diversity in the market as we can get.

And yes, we aren't all connected to Nekochan 24/7, and it was a useful post...
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Re: Smallest HPUX/OpenVMS System Ever?

Unread postby edikat » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:23 am

Had a VS2000 (and a MVII) at Uni (1995... the only student running a VAX outside the computer centre... ran batch jobs for friends ;) ) and even then the RD53/RD54 were rare. Nowadays an RD54 will set you back $500++ they are so rare, and the tape stuff tqk50???? was limited SCSI remember back in '95 we tried to get the 2000 running a scsi drive... so long ago now! I think the SCSI QBUS? card for the MVII was also hugely expensive probably more so now.

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