Subject: Re: heck, are 11/785s extinct?
To: Carlini, Antonio <Antonio.Carlini@riverstonenet.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
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
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sold than 780s, and that the 785 was fairly quickly superseded by the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