Subject: Make up your mind soon. (was: Help, I will now buy another VAX 6000-420 in Virginia Beach, I can't possibly take that thing ....
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From: Gunther Schadow <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/31/2001 17:22:54
The VAX 6000-400 is in Portsmouth VA (Virginia Beach area) and
for the most part is still up for grabs. The maximum fee I would
want is $24.99 to cover my eBay costs. If I take stuff out first,
there will be no charge for the rest. If there is real interest
I will leave it at a working system, otherwise I may remove things
more thorroughly. But make up your mind soon. I know that there
are no disks with it, and I will find out more and let you
know. If I don't hear a clear committment, there will be another
nice VAX going to into the melting oven. If you have never seen
a 6000: it's the size of an American fridge, weighs 800 lb (400 kg),
sucks 800 W power, needs 3-phase power or at least 220 V
(laundry dryer hookup.) I have instructions for a relatively
easy power conversion (just make another plug.) It does not (yet)
run NetBSD, but Ultrix 4.4 and 4.5 and may be Ultrix 4.2 and higher.
VMS of course.


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine