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john at ziaspace.com
Fri Sep 4 17:12:32 CDT 2020
>> I have to agree, thatâs an interesting configuration. The 1U Vaxstation
>> 4000/VLC makes a lot of sense, this, an A1200 Iâm having a bit more
>> trouble understanding. What is the purpose of this system?
> I would assume it can run Linux/Unix stuff? Though not sure you could get an
> accelerator on it.
> I wonder if it was some solution sold to TV stations that used an Amiga and a
> genlock in a box?
The Amiga 1200 and accelerators for it are a form factor of a slightly
thick and deep keyboard. Therefore, accelerators are made which don't
require much height. The motherboard and accelerator fit tidily in a 1U
BTW - the pictures there are from the days of film cameras - that's how
long ago I put it in that 1U. After recapping it a few years ago, it's
back to being 100% stable.
All the machines run NetBSD, and the Alpha, UltraSPARC and Amiga systems
compile pkgsrc bulk binary packages for each of their architectures. While
I do use the 1U VAX to do test compiles, with 24 megs and 5 VUPs it
wouldn't make much of a bulk builder. I have a VAXstation 4000/60 and a
4000/90a for bulk building.
Speaking of VAXstations - can anyone recommend someone who does power
supply recapping and repair? I would like to get the power supply of the
VAXstation 4000/90a fixed, and while I could just open it up and replace
the whole circuit board with one from a modern power supply, I'd really
rather keep it at least somewhat original.
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