> Sadly - this lot of stuff is so heavy
> Take it home !
> Serious ISP's have less than that in M$ hardware
Alas I have no more room. Already have a Vax 3100 and an Alpha 400 for my
collection, small enough to fit in with the S-100 machines. Plus I don't
have the power (or a/c during the summer) to run the 2100 with both
The 2100 has an interesting history. It ran 24x7 for about 7 years as the
principal accounting machine for a * in Las Vegas, replacing a Vax
3600. The 2100 was replaced with a faster Alpha (and sadly that was just
replaced by an IBM AS/400). About the only unplanned downtime for users was
when someone would cut the network cabling, which happened several times.
It was so critical to operations that the only time it could be taken down
for updates was between 12am and 6am, and only mid-week. Unlike most
systems evenings, holidays and weekends were never available...those are the
busiest times for *s.
During those 7 years the only hardware failure was one RZ74 drive, half of a
shadow set. No impact on production. Other problems were facility induced,
including the adventure of the guy who connected the PA intercom to the
primary ethernet cable.