Subject: Re: uVax 4000
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/30/1996 21:52:31
On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, Anders Magnusson wrote:

> > Hi Gang:
> > 
> > A friend and I have a chance to get possibly five Microvax 4000s. With the
> > recent discussion on uVax models, etc, I wonder where the 4000 would fit in.
> > I'm not sure on which CPU board it was based. 
> > 
> The 4000 isn't supported, and I have no docs on it so it may be hard
> to fix the support. The 4000 series are quite new machines.

Yup, and quite diverse. You have the 4000 models 60 and 90 which are very 
powerful VAX workstations in "pizzabox" cabinets with integrated Ethernet 
and SCSI. Then there's the 4000 model 100 (and later 150) which is the 
"low-end" 4000 server in a "3100-like" tall "pizzabox" cabinet with 
integrated Ethernet, SCSI and DSSI. The high-end is/was the models 300 to 
700 (or 800?) in larger "3400-like" cabinets with QBUS backplanes, 
integrated Ethernet and dual DSSI buses. Again, AFAIK all these machines 
have in common is the 4000 series (name?) CPU.


Gunnar Helliesen   | Bergen IT Consult AS  | NetBSD/VAX on a uVAX II
Systems Consultant | Bergen, Norway        | '86 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Sovereign   | | Vicki who? What .sig virus?