BBS software for the PDP 11

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Thu May 18 15:06:31 CDT 2017

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Subject: RE: BBS software for the PDP 11

> As for power, if you  have a wife and/or kids, a PDP-11's power
> consumption is not even above the noise floor in your electric bill.
> (Unless your trying to do it with RA disks!!)
> bill

Out of curiosity how much power do these wee beasties consume?


The plate on the back of my 11/93 says 345 Watts.  That's about a fifth what your
wifes hair dryer draws.  Or slightly more than 3 100 watt light bulbs (which your
kids leave on all over the house all the time!!)


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