Subject: Re: heck, are 11/785s extinct?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/26/2001 21:32:11
Hmm... there were less than a million VAXen made all told, according to a 
doc i saw once (admittedly, thats little better than hearsay) and i would 
think that there were probably at least 50 thousand '750s and probably 
10-20 thousand 780s. i would probably place the number of 785s at several 
thousand, but not more than 10. are there _any_ production quantities data
still in existence? (or rough estimates from a leanred source?)
(or is this list collectively _the_ learned source? *grin* i woudlnt be
surprised.. maybe comp.os.vms as well) 
i vaguely remember the idea that around 200 thousand microVAX II's were 
built, too.. i have no idea where i saw or imagined i saw this number.. 
then again, i also somehow recall seeing someone write that the uVAX-2000
was the model produced in greatest quantity. 
happy hacking, isildur 

 On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> 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 sold than 780s, and that the 785 was fairly quickly superseded by the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.