VAXStation 8000?

Michael Thompson m_thompson at
Wed Jan 4 08:08:27 CST 2006

I have what I believe to be most of a VAXstation 8000. It is about the size 
of a MV-II, but it is about 10" longer. The front 8" hinges open so you can 
get to the back of disk drives. It holds a bunch of 5 1/2" disks. The sides 
open like a clam shell. The the VAXBI card cage is in one side. There is 
room for a second card cage. I belive that this is where the ES graphics 
card cage goes.

At 12:28 AM 1/4/2006, you wrote:
>On 1/4/06, 9000 VAX <vax9000 at> wrote:
> > On 1/3/06, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> > >-
> > > I don't have one, but I remember running into them at DECUS
> > > conventions...
> > and with a VAXBI bus and  a slow CPU (maybe same as VAX8250/8350)
>I don't recall them being VAXBI-based.  My recollection was that they
>were Qbus-based - essentially a VAXstation-II/GPX, but with *much*
>more powerful graphics cards.
>Anyone with actual experience (mine was limited to pushing the mouse
>around and twisting the dialbox knobs) can feel free to chime in with

Michael Thompson
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