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Digital AlphaServer 1200 - AS1200 - zxnet


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as1200 - AlphaServer 1200

System Information
Manufacturer: Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Model: AlphaServer 1200
Hostname: as1200 Address:
CPU: DECchip 21164 (Alpha EV5) @ 400MHz RAM: 256MB
System Software: DEC VAX/VMS: HP OpenVMS 8.3 (HP Tru64 UNIX 5.1B-4 is also installed)
Software: DECwindows, DEC C, DEC C++, BASIC, LSE, etc
Services: SSH, Telnet, HTTP, FTP (Local Access Only)

This machine used to live in Auckland until I purchased it from the original owner in 2007. It came with:

This was my first ever working Alpha system (I got the Multia first but it doesnt work) and continues to work quite nicely as a space heater. Its only problems are a slight dent in the top, a broken door clip on the front and the doors spring broke a while back.

Originally it had three empty slots in the DS-BA356 disk shelf (only the 11* 9GB drives were installed). Initially I installed three of the 4.3GB drives but I have since replaced them with more 9GB ones I obtained from elsewhere.

It currently dual-boots (with effort) OpenVMS 8.3 and Tru64 5.1B-4 but when some alpha workstations join the collection all 14* 9.1GB disks will likely be reallocated to OpenVMS.

Below is the configuration of the machine when I got it. Since then the firmware has been upgraded.

>>>show config
                           Digital Equipment Corporation
                                 AlphaServer 1200

 Console V5.4-2  OpenVMS PALcode V1.21-1, Digital UNIX PALcode V1.23-1

 Module                          Type     Rev    Name  
 System Motherboard              0        0000   mthrbrd0
 Memory  256 MB DIMM             0        0000   mem0     
 CPU (4MB Cache)                 3        0001   cpu0     
 Bridge (IOD0/IOD1)              600      0032   iod0/iod1
 PCI Motherboard                 a        0003   saddle0  

 Bus 0  iod0 (PCI0)
 Slot   Option Name              Type     Rev    Name
 1      PCEB                     4828086  0015   pceb0    
 2      DECchip 21140-AA         91011    0020   tulip1   
 3      S3 Trio64/Trio32         88115333 0054   vga0     
 4      Mylex DAC960             11069    0002   dac0     

 Bus 1  pceb0 (EISA Bridge connected to iod0, slot 1)
 Slot   Option Name              Type     Rev    Name

 Bus 0  iod1 (PCI1)
 Slot   Option Name              Type     Rev    Name
 1      NCR 53C810               11000    0002   ncr0     
 2      DECchip 21140-AA         91011    0020   tulip0   



Due to its weight, only one image of this machine is currently available, taken at its former home. More will be taken next time it needs to be moved.
[AS1200 at its former home]