[TUHS] pdp11 question

Pasquale Villani wb2gbf at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 12:43:19 AEST 2010

This thread made me a little curious so I went to eBay and found an 11/44


There's also an FPGA SoC on opencores.com that runs 5th edition UNIX and
2.11 BSD UNIX:


The latter had been a little more than a passing interest for me, but I just
haven't had the time to play with it.


On 11/13/10 8:59 PM, "Warner Losh" <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:

>   On 11/13/2010 18:03, Larry McVoy wrote:
>> Back in the day there was something called a microvax and I think there
>> was a micropdp - it was a tall slim thing.  Might google that.
> The MicroPDP11 was in more or less the same form factor as the MicroVAX
> I and II (also marketed as VaxStation I and II).  It was also known as
> something like the PDP 11/73.  A lower-end version was the Digital PRO
> 350 and 360.
> I don't know if any of these ran Unix or not, but you might look into
> them.  A few years ago, the PROs were really cheap and used about the
> same power as a PC from 1985.
> Warner
>> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 02:38:29PM -1000, Tim Newsham wrote:
>>> How much does an old pdp-11 type system cost these
>>> days (ie. a pdp-11/40 with disks and terminal capable
>>> of running something like 1st, 6th or 7th ed)?
>>> How much power do they take up to power on?
>>> Whats maintenance like on those things?
>>> I've always been curious.
>>> Tim Newsham | www.thenewsh.com/~newsham | thenewsh.blogspot.com
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