Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

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Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

Unread postby urbancamo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:17 pm

For sale. Offers please.

  • 300 Mhz Processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 7 internal drives (mostly 36GB/18GB, some 4.3GB)
  • External BA356 Storageworks Tower including 6 drives (36GB/18GB/4.3GB mix)
  • 2 x BA356 PSU + 1 spare
  • SCSI cards
  • DAT 72 drive
  • SCSI CDROM
  • Spare memory
  • Cable set

I need to check drive sizes - IIRC there are a couple of 146GB drives in there somewhere containing the distros/SPLs.

All in very nice condition for the age as you can see from the photos!

I will leave the drives intact, so included will be a full Alpha OpenVMS 8.3 distro, all patches, several versions of the Consolidated Distribution/Software Library, lots of freeware etc.

Monitor, keyboard, etc. not included. Standard RS/232 9-pin D-type console cable is required (I can find one if you're stuck).

This machine used to be SLAVE on HECnet but is now virtualised. I'm downsizing. I obtained it from a local company, where it had sat in a server room from new, since then it's either been in the house or the basement - which is effectively a server room and therefore a fairly nice environment (i.e. it hasn't been at the back of any shed).

If you can't make it to Windermere for pick up I am happy to arrange a meet next time I'm travelling down south (M6/M1) to Dunstable or occasionally to Gateshead/South Shields if you are prepared to wait.

As far as Alpha systems goes this is a nice machine - it can been used in a clustered Alpha/VAX environment, you can use shadowsets and lots of other 'production' features a bit overkill for a desktop system, and it doesn't use too much power.

NOTE: looking at the bottom image this is from a VAXstation 4000/VLC configured as a diskless remote-booting cluster member - with its' system disk served by the AS1000A.

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Re: Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

Unread postby uunix » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:43 am

oooh that does look nice.. alas I have no room left (unless I buy a tent for the kids, I can then have their room)..
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Re: Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

Unread postby Krokodil » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:18 am

Curious what was on the Consolidated Software Library. Any useful applications to make an Alpha usable for something? I have one Alpha, but it has no uses.
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Re: Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

Unread postby urbancamo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:26 pm

This is still available but I can't ship. May be able to meet someone half way.
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Re: Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 fully loaded - UK only

Unread postby thunderbird32 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:43 pm

I wish the international shipping wasn't more than the GDP of a small country for this. I'd love to have one.
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