Finding developer docs for VME hardware?

Warner Losh imp at
Sun Sep 11 17:19:30 CDT 2016

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:
> On 9/11/16 9:08 AM, Warner Losh wrote:
>> Most of the VME gear pre-dates folks putting it online on their web
>> sites. This means that what exists is on paper and since there was
>> never the fanatical devotion to preservation like the pdp-11 gear in
>> that community, most of it is gone to the landfill.
> I started actively looking for VME documenation a many years ago. At that
> time mostly for Sun-related VME boards.
> Like you say, much is already unobtanium. There are some manuals up under various
> manufacturers on bitsavers.

Most of the VME boards were subject to more NDA contraints than DEC
gear, so the few paper copies of the manuals have gone to the
landfills rather than to bitsavers :(


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