Subject: Re: OffTopic: Intel's dependent on the Alpha chip...
To: Brian Hechinger <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/01/2001 11:56:55
Brian Hechinger <>  wrote:
 > us UNIX weenie wave our uptime numbers around at each other, VMS people don't
 > do that.  why?  you install VMS, boot the machine, and expect it to run until
 > you take it offline.  the pair of 6000 boxes at the one place i worked at ran
 > from the day they were installed, up until they were removed from the facility
 > late last year.  never shut down.  not once.  god i love that stuff.

Guess you weren't running UCX then.

Back then, it was hard to find a packet that _didn't_ cause a fatal
bug check on a machine running UCX.  Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating just
a little bit, but it sure was annoying and all we got from DEC was 
"so don't do that".