Anyone collect Dec/Compaq Alphaservers or VAXen

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Sun Sep 30 22:40:18 CDT 2007

On 9/30/07, Scott Quinn <compoobah at> wrote:
> Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > I have a DEC 4000 (Futurebus+, 1 CPU installed approx 384MB RAM...
> DEC 4000/AS8000 have interested me for a while- were there any other
> commercially available general-purpose computers using the Futurebus+?
> I know that most AS8ks probably don't have the Futurebus+ adaptor, but
> it is available. Pity they are so big.

For me, at least, since I have a Futurebus+ machine, were there any
"useful" cards for that bus, or would I just be doing well to max out
the memory and find a second CPU?

It already has network and have plenty of SCSI busses, but if I'm
going to be paying to power this thing up, it might as well be fully
loaded.  I've had it for years and never run across loose spare parts
- so I'm thinking if I ever _do_ get to upgrade mine, it will be by
harvesting parts from another DEC 4000.


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