Subject: Re: heck, are 11/785s extinct?
To: Carlini, Antonio <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/25/2001 21:53:07
On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 02:04:23PM -0700, Carlini, Antonio wrote:
> 	How many VAX-11/78x machines were produced?
> 	These days you expect that thousands of any machine would
> 	be sold (except maybe the specialised supercomputers).
> 	I believe that for the VAX 9000 series, only 400-500 made
> 	it out of the door. The same order of magnitude may well
> 	be true for the VAX-11/78x systems. 

No way.  The VAX 9000 was a spectacular failure due to the very small
shipped volumes.

It's true that there were probably ultimately quite a few more 750s
sold than 780s, and that the 785 was fairly quickly superseded by the
8650, but there were certainly many, many more than a few hundred 780s
sold.  I wouldn't be surprised if the total number were in the tens
of thousands.