What *was* the Tahoe?
Wortner, Frank (RSCH)
Frank_Wortner at ml.com
Thu Nov 26 02:27:07 AEST 1998
This one I know the answer to. "Tahoe" was the internal name for a computer
called the "Compter Consoles Inc. 632." (At least that's what I recall."
The machine itself was a light grey cube about the size of a VAX 750 CPU.
The cube housed the CPU, the disk drives (Fujitsu "Super Eagles" I think)
and an auto-loading tape drive. If I recall correctly, the manufacturer
was located in Rochester, New York, USA.
I used to sys admin one of these beasts -- a *long* time ago. They were
pretty durable: mine not only survived an air condioner failure during
which the temperature rose to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it actually
kept on working without a break for several hours!
It was a good box, an attempt at a "VAX-killer," but it never really
managed to grab a substantial base from DEC's boxes.
P.S. You might want to forward this to the PUPS list, since I'm no longer
an active member (emal address changes, etc.)
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