On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 cctalk-requ...@classiccmp.org wrote:
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 04:25:26 +0000
> From: Benjamin Huntsman <bhunts...@mail2.cu-portland.edu>
> Subject: AlphaServers
> Anyone out there do Alphas anymore?
I'll pile on with my $0.212 (two cents plus tax).
I started with a VAXStation 4000/90A. Still have it. Absorbed that
system into SIMH and upgraded to a Alphastation (server?) 255. Sold that
the 255 and upgraded again to my current DS10, running OpenVMS 8.3.
Typing on it now in fact, ssh'ed in from $work.
Luckily, I used to work for a company that had data processing services
heavily invested in OpenVMS/DEC/Compaq/HP gear. I'm sure I acquired the
systems over the years for well below market rates.
I could probably sell the VAX 90A for a pretty large sum of $. ... but I
really don't want to ... because then I'd have the money and not the VAX.
If the power bill was free I would upgrade again .... but I have enough
24/7 equipment running in the home office. :) ... and I'm always
hunting for more! (an iSeries, perhaps a Multiprise 3000, etc ... )