Subject: Re: Summary: DECsystem 5500
To: Brian Chase <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 10/30/2002 14:00:49
given the era, its probably a 78032, uvII chip.. might be running at a=20
slower clock though..=20

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Brian Chase wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Michael Kukat wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > According the the information of Magnus B=E4ckstr=F6m, this machine doe=
> > not just have the MIPS CPU inside, but also a VAX CPU as some kind of
> > console processor. If a selftest error occurs, you fall into this "VAX
> > mode". And really, you can't boot pmax-compatible CDs, you can boot
> > VAX-compatible CDs. You can boot NetBSD/vax, VMS, Ultrix/VAX. No
> > problem. Okay, the OS fails because of not detecting some kind of
> > known hardware, but it starts booting. BTW... extremely slow :)
> Wow, this truly is disturbing, but in a /good/ way. I'm be curious to
> know which flavor of VAX CPU is being used, what it is clocked at, and
> how much memory it has available to it.  This console processor might be
> a candidate in the `slowest VAX' competition between the MicroVAX-I and
> the VAX 11/{730,725}.
> -brian.