Looking for a small fast VAX development machine

Mark Wickens mark at wickensonline.co.uk
Sun Feb 21 10:23:28 CST 2016

VAXstation 4000's such as the 60 and 90 are nice compact last generation 
desktop VAX with modest power requirements, small form factor, good 
compatibility and relatively good performance. The 60 runs at around 12 
VUPS and the 90 at 40 VUPs IIRC.

However, I would have thought that a modern Core i7 system running SIMH 
would be getting close to a VAXstation 4000/60, and there is always VAX 
MP if you want to go down the multiprocessor route (you can run a 7 core 
VAX system on a Core i7 for example). For compilation it should be 
relatively easy to create a build script that makes use of multiple 
processors (does the DEC CMS build tool cater for this?)

Kind regards, Mark.

On 21/02/16 15:36, Ben Sinclair wrote:
> I was just looking up VAXstations the other day on eBay. I checked
> again now for 4000's, and the prices seem crazy. Is there something
> particularly special about them, or is it just the usual eBay
> craziness?
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 9:29 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 21 February 2016 at 16:27, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have a VAXstation 4000 going spare. It's currently at Red Hat's
>>> offices in Farnborough. More details on request (if I can find them!)
>> It's a 4000/60, I'm afraid it's untested, and Farnborough is just
>> outside London England.
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