VAXen at home
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 16:08:42 CDT 2007
On 10/16/07, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree that the custom gate arrays make the 11/750 unrepairable
> > (except for raiding parts), but I still think it's a good compromise
> > between size and performance, for the VAX-11 line.
> Has anyone here actually ever come across an 11/750 failure caused by
> one of the gate arrays? They are remarkably reliable machines.
They are remarkably reliable. I think I've seen one or two gate array
failures in the 10-15 years that I was around 11/750s on a regular
basis (and none lately, but that's a sample size of effectively zero).
Even so, that's two out of dozens of problems that were in less
esoteric arenas (like bad power supplies and such).
> > Neither are _easy_ to find, but I think it's
> > more likely to find a dusty 11/750 in a corner of a warehouse than an
> > 11/780.
> One will find ten /750s for every /780 these days.
I am entirely willing to accept that ratio (and since I have two
11/750s... that means that somewhere in my pile should be 1/5 of a
11/780, right ;-)
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