Subject: Re: Whatisit --- VAXenbits or Alphabits????
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/16/2001 16:38:53
If it is a DEC7000, it is certainly an alpha. 
i can dig up specs when i get home tonight.. 

theyre still quite nice machines :)
the 7/10K alphas were the predecessor to the 8400... these have awesome IO


On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, NetBSD Bob wrote:

> > > So, is this VAX 7000 critter I have half of, and hope to get the other
> > > half of, this week, really just an Alpha?????
> > > 
> > > Need input!  Need input!
> > 
> > it looks like somebody upgraded it to an alpha at some point :( 
> > well, i would look in and see exactly what modules you have in there. 
> > Those machines could take (IIRC) four processors, so there might even be
> > alphas and vaxen (wishful thinking probably) in there.. From what you 
> > describe, it certainly looks like somebody upgraded this to an alpha.. 
> > this might mean they traded in the VAX processor, or maybe it's hidden in 
> > a container somewhere in the refuse!! hehe
> > 
> > I dont know if netbsd/alpha works on the {7,10}000 yet. 
> Well, I went back to check the thing (the surplus pit is a block off
> the back of my lab and the folks know me there quite well  (:+}}...).
> Here are the numbers off the machine backside.
> H9F00-AA F01
> 7HAMA-XA B02
> Also, I relooked at the surplus tag on it, and it appears that
> it was listed on the books as a DEC 7000.  Does that indicate it
> is actually and Alpha rather than a VAX?  That might explain why
> its disks booted on my Alpha 3000/300 box.
> IF so, how good/fast/usable might it be for NetBSD, and anyone know
> if anyone is doing anything to port to the critter?
> Thanks
> Bob
> p.s. I bounced this to both the VAX and Alpha lists, in case anyone
>      might help identify this supposedly VAX 7000 or DEC 7000 critter.