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jim at g1jbg.co.uk
Sat Aug 5 19:21:11 CDT 2006
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From: "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> > My bedroom is about 9' by 12'. I honestly have nowhere to put a PDP-11,
> > which would probably fall through the floor anyways (I live in a
> Well, there are big PDP11s, like the 1145 I have in 2 6' racks. And there
> are small PDP11s. A BN23 cabinet is not much larger than a tower PC. A
> BA11V is about the size of 2 laptops stacked up (but it rather restricts
> you on what CPU board you can have, and you only have a total of 4 slots).
> And a Professional 300 series machine has a PDP11 CPU chipset inside,
> albeit with a strange I/O bus. And that's about the size of a PC/AT box
> So you probably could accomodate a PDP11 if you needed to.
If you use one of the smaller backplanes, you can get an 11/23+ ( /73, /83
etc)into a old desktop PC case (use RQDX3 and an RD drive, along with an OEM
power supply). The worst you'll have to do is make up an RQDX3 to drive
cable (no space for the interconnect board). You'll also need to build a
watchdog module, but that's only a dozen or so parts.
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