Subject: RE: MicroVAX 3100-30 background info
To: 'bart' <>
From: Gregg C Levine <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/26/2003 11:35:01
Hello from Gregg C Levine
From what I recall being told by a friendly DEC sales 'droid at a
UNIXEXPO show, about ten years ago, that particular box, and its
relatives were originally setup as development stations, same for the
VAX in a PC sized case, that most of you have. I can't recall the
model name, except that might be one of them. The idea was that the
programmer would build his programs on that fellow, and then once it
was debugged, upload it onto the appropriate big guy. Such as the
model that Ragge is discussing with a fellow now. Why? What's it
running now? It might be a version of VMS, or even BSD, since I do
recall that was a favorite operating system of them.
Gregg C Levine
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Behalf Of bart
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:28 AM
> To: 'port-vax'
> Subject: MicroVAX 3100-30 background info
> Hello,
> I just added another vax to my modest collection, a MicroVAX
3100-30. When I
> have some more time ill go about getting netbsd working on it but
for now I
> just have another kind of question.
> What were these mainly used for? I saw it was a rather new model
> that is :) ) and not called VAXstation so does that mean they were
> servers then workstations? Judging on the size of it that doesn't
> show, compared to an uVax II for example.
> This seems to me like to best place to ask this, if that is not
right please
> let me know where I could ask it better.
> Thanks,
> bart