|> > While shutting down our systems we came across an old
|> > VaxStation 4000 VLC that we had forgotten about.
|> > All old stuff, but it was up for 482 days and does the job well.
|> Ironic that the best advertising you can give a system is that it ran so
|> well it's managers forgot about it. *sigh*.s
How true. I don't remember which newsgroup it came up in, but there
was mention a while back about someone coming accross a PDP-11 in the
back corner of a computer room at a Denver Lockheed-Martin facility.
It was apparently running the HVAC for the facility and no one there
could remember for how long that had been the case. The operators
never went near it.
My oldest system in regular use here is running Ultrix-11 and if you
count making binaries of Kermit as production, then it's still in a
production environment. :-)
My oldest VMS is MicroVMS-4.5, but it's not up all the time but it
has been run off-and-on since I came here 15 years ago.
[I have older machines, but I would not consider them
"production". Of course, this begs the question is any
academic use really "production"?]
Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three wolves
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