Subject: Re: OffTopic: Intel's dependent on the Alpha chip...
To: Brian Hechinger <>
From: One Without Reason <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/01/2001 16:04:28
Where I used to work, there was an IBM PS/2 model 80 that was installed
in a closet to do coordination of manufacturing equipment status and
utilization reports when it was new.  It ran DOS.  It was deinstalled in
May 2001.  It had been running continuously without a crash, except for
losses of power, and that only happened twice in the same year, in 1992.

Peace...  Sridhar

On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:

> > If you want the utmost in stability (and you do want that for a wafer fab)
> > VMS outdoes the competition (yes, also Unix competition!)
> 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.
> -brian