Retro-Computing Museum
Featuring: 7 CPU families (HP-PA, i386, i960, m68k, NS32k, Sparc, VAX)
9 architectures (Amiga, Annex, Apollo, HP-PA, HP-TX, i386, Sun3, Sun4c, VAX)
8 OS families (AmigaOS, Annex-UX, HP-UX, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SunOS, VxWorks, Windows)

"Progress (n.): The process through which Usenet
has evolved from smart people in front of dumb terminals
to dumb people in front of smart terminals."
-- (obscurity)

horror pictures

We are interested in the big, expensive and quite powerful workstations and servers that were produced circa 1985-1990. It was the time of the famous 3 M workstations : 1 Mega-word of memory, 1 MIPS, 1 Mega-pixel. It was the big transition between the CISC (VAX, 68k, NS32k) and the RISC (Sparc, HP-PA, i960) architectures. It was the best way to throw money by the window, with prices ranging from $5000 to $50000 and more. These babies are powerful enough to run modern Unices like NetBSD, despite their age. The items are sorted by pseudo-horsepower (i386 stuff are here to be exhaustive). Have fun!

Copyright (c) 2000, Pierre-Michel Ricordel, Christophe Saphar