Re: VAX 11/780 on eBay
- --- In email@example.com, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
>Depending on the day of Pickup, I could drive down from Toronto to help dis-assemble & load it.
> >> If I were to bid on this for MARCH
> That would be extremely appreciated!!
> >> I would be prepared to help 1) transport it
> MARCH would certainly pay at least part of the truck cost, and I'd be glad to travel (within reason) to personally assist.
> >> Would MARCH be able to put it in the viewing area and power it on occasionally?Could a BIG 120 to 220V transformer power it? Might have to turn everything else in the building off! And turn it off over night, or else the local authorities might think you're running a grow-op.
> We would definitely put it on public display. For example, for a machine this nice, we'd probably move the Burroughs B-80 and the 11/20 into storage, in order to make space in the museum exhibit.
> Power -- that depends -- there is only 110V in the exhibit rooms. I asked InfoAge management for permission to have an electrician run 220 and was declined. :(
Did you get my off-list email about the Digital keyboard? I had an
internet/email connectivity issue around the time I sent it, so I'm not 100%
sure it made it out to you...and I know someone here (can't remember who)
has their email set to reject most domains by default or something like
that...in case it was you. Anyway...sorry to post here publicly about it,
just wanted to make sure you got my note.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brian Schenkenberger,
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 1:05 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] VAX 11/780 on eBay
If I were to bid on this for MARCH, would MARCHkins arrange to and help to
pick it up? It's near Niagra Falls.
- Out of curiosity I looked at the install doc. I don't know much about the VAX but I read it as 208v 3ph 20a...at a minimum.Rich CiniSent from my iPhone
On Jul 1, 2013, at 6:03 PM, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
>> Could a BIG 120 to 220V transformer power it? Might have to turn everything else in the building off!
- On 07/01/2013 07:09 PM, Rich Cini wrote:
> Out of curiosity I looked at the install doc. I don't know much aboutThe three-phase requirement in the 11/780 is only for load balancing
> the VAX but I read it as 208v 3ph 20a...at a minimum.
with the supplied PDU; that can be gotten around trivially.
The current requirements, though...don't forget this is a BIG system.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
- "Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman-" <VAXman@...> writes:
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEC-Digital-Equipment-VAX-11-780-/290939627967?pt=US_Vintage_Computers_Mainframes&hash=item43bd5a69bf#shIdYou snooze; you lose. Received a message from seller that he received a
>If I were to bid on this for MARCH, would MARCHkins arrange to and help to
>pick it up? It's near Niagra Falls.
*VERY* generous offer from a collector and the auction was withdrawn. :(
VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS Kernel Mode Hacker VAXman(at)TMESIS(dot)ORG
Well I speak to machines with the voice of humanity.
>> You snooze; you lose. Received a message from seller that he received a *VERY* generous offer from a collector and the auction was withdrawn. :(Doh.
I'm taking something positive out of this. It has made me think about our long-term planning, re: power requirements. However my short/mid-term focus is 100% on our physical storage.