[pups] Suitable PDP11s, in the UK
wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Sat Nov 3 17:58:03 AEST 2007
On Saturday 03 November 2007 02:42, Brantley Coile wrote:
> Is this the book you are thinking of?
> > To add to this, there used to be a book on computer engineering with
> > details on designing a PDP of some particular nature. (It might even
> > have been a PDP-11.)
> > Is it possible to persuade the writer of that book - a University
> > textbook I think - to donate it to PUPS? Alternatively, does someone
> > have an updated PDP-11 design that they would be willing to donate to
> > PUPS for anyone with a soldering iron and enough time, to play with?
> > I'm thinking this would be the way to solve this sort of problem in one
> > fell swoop, if as I suspect is likely, it is impossible to find a working
> > and available PDP-11 in the UK.
> > Just my 0.02c worth - and my, hasn't inflation risen ... ;)
> > Wesley Parish
> > On Friday 02 November 2007 06:31, Tim Bradshaw wrote:
> >> Having long ago got rid of my collection of ageing British (super)
> >> minis, I realise I'm missing them, though I'm not sure why. I can't
> >> pretend any more that something running 4.2BSD is really practical,
> >> so I'd like to get something really impractical, like a pdp11.
> >> What I'd like to be able to do is run 7th edition or thereabouts and/
> >> or 2.11BSD on something which is not too large (so full-height 19"
> >> racks are out). I'm not interested in emulators. It looks to me
> >> like there are such systems - for instance the recently-discussed
> >> 11/23 (or 11/73) looks practical, other than being in Utah.
> >> So I guess I have two questions:
> >> Firstly is this a practical thing to do in terms of reliability of HW
> >> etc? I finally gave up on the previous lot of machines at least
> >> partly because disks &c were just so flaky that it was too painful to
> >> keep things working (also we're talking full-height 19" racks in some
> >> cases so they were a bit, well, big). I don't want to spend my life
> >> trying to source ancient disks etc (though I'm clearly not expecting
> >> things to be as reliable as good, new modern kit).
> >> Secondly, does anyone in the UK (may be there is no one but me, of
> >> course...) have any hints where I might look and what I might expect
> >> to pay. I've looked on ebay but I'm a little nervous of what I might
> >> get that way.
> >> Thanks
> >> --tim
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Clinersterton beademung, with all of love - RIP James Blish
Gaul is quartered into three halves. Things which are
impossible are equal to each other. Guerrilla
warfare means up to their monkey tricks.
Extracts from "Schoolboy Howlers" - the collective wisdom
of the foolish.
Mau e ki, he aha te mea nui?
You ask, what is the most important thing?
Maku e ki, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
I reply, it is people, it is people, it is people.
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