New Space heater AKA: HP 9000/845
steerex at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 19 16:04:36 CDT 2005
Just picked up my "new" 9000/845. I already have a working 842S but
wanted another system for spares. For those that don't know, this is a
washing machine size system that sucks up 220 AC like it's free!
Also got two HP-7980 Autoloader tape drives that are in excellent
condition. The've got HP-IB interfaces and will work with my smaller
HP-UX systems. I love watching those drives load a tape. The way the
tape snakes it's way through the machine is very cool.
The system did not include any disks. That's OK, I've got spare HPIB
disks laying around here (somewhere). Suprisingly, it did not have a
network card installed. All the other systems I've seen this size had
I also got the original HP-UX 8.0 OS and SUBSYSTEM install tapes (9
track). I think the subsystem tapes include FORTRAN 77, PASCAL, and
HP-C. Does anyone know if those software versions will run on HP-UX
10.20? Are they codeword protected?
And I got a buttload of HP-UX 8.0 DOCs. Including a "HP-PA Architecture
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