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Old 10-20-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Vintage. Computing. Awesomeness.

My PDP 11/70 Control Panel

You think your rig is cool?

I'm unloading a piece of the coolest rig of all time.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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reminds of Star Trek Original..
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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It's always given me more of a James Bond vibe. Secret agent stuff in secure government facilities. (which I'm sure these were deployed in..)

..but I feel the Star Trek vibe, too.
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Do you have any more pieces? Have you considered donating components to a computer museum?
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Do you have any more pieces? Have you considered donating components to a computer museum?
Regrettably, I have no more pieces available. I dabble in e-Waste recycling and salvage, this was just a random piece picked up with a bulk lot in some obscure, backwoods town in Ohio. When I first saw it, I wasn't entirely sure what it was, but I knew it was awesome. I did my homework on it and my jaw dropped.

Coolest piece of vintage computing equipment I've ever come across, bar none.

I wish I could donate it to a museum, but I can't afford to. That's why it's on eBay, rather than staying with me. I'm sure it'll find a good home somewhere.
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I volunteer at a computer museum here in NJ from time to time. Hence the asking We actually have a PDP-8 and PDP-11 on display!
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Is it a fully assembled/operational unit? I've yet to meet anyone who's got an authentic one running. I've seen lots of reproductions running around using original parts combined with new hardware.
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The PDP-8 is fully functional. I'm not so sure about the PDP-11 but I'm sure it is or close to it.
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From your sales verbage: "The PDP-11/x was perhaps the best selling, most powerful series of supercomputers in the world..."

I've never heard a PDP-11 described as a supercomputer before. While they were widely used, I don't think they were in the same league as a Cray supercomputer.
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From your sales verbage: "The PDP-11/x was perhaps the best selling, most powerful series of supercomputers in the world..."

I've never heard a PDP-11 described as a supercomputer before. While they were widely used, I don't think they were in the same league as a Cray supercomputer.
Ah, you're right. I had to post the ad in a hurry (like, under 5 minutes), so the description was quickly put together and put online. Now that it's already got bids, it's too late to change the description. x.x

Ah well. The PDP-11 may as well have been a supercomputer. It might not have been as powerful as a Cray, but the unit still occupied half a room - and that counts for something!
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