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Hardware Documentation - Machines DEC - VAX hardware reference

This is an (incomplete) list of Digital Equipment Corporation VAX computers and specifications. Compiled by abs@NetBSD.org with much help from port-vax@NetBSD.org users.

This is very much still a work in progress - many sections are little more than placeholders. Having said that, there should be enough here to prove useful.

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VAX 6000 series

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Nickname: Calypso/XCP Cpu: KA62A, CVAX (80ns), 1KB on chip cache, 256KB external cache (160ns)
Vup: 2.8 Tps: 22
Bus: XMI, BI, CI; max throughput 60MB/s Memory: Maximum 256MB ECC
Enclosure: 60.5" h x 30.5" w x 30.0" d Introduced: April 1988
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Vup: 5.5 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Vup: 8.3 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Vup: 11.0 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Nickname: Calypso/XCP; Hyperion Cpu: KA62B, CVAX+ (60ns), 1KB on chip cache, 256KB external cache (120ns)
Vup: 3.8 Tps: 35
Bus: XMI, BI, CI; max throughput 60MB/s Memory: Maximum 256MB ECC
Introduced: January 1989 NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17
Vup: 7.5 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Vup: 11.3 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Vup: 15.0 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Vup: 18.6 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Vup: 22.0 Last updated: 2003-07-18
Nickname: Calypso/XRP Cpu: KA64A, Rigel (28ns), 2KB on chip cache, 128KB external cache
Vup: 7.0 Tps: 55
Bus: XMI, BI, CI; max throughput 60MB/s Memory: Maximum 256MB ECC
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Nickname: Calypso/XRP Cpu: Dual KA64A, Rigel (28ns), 2KB on chip cache, 128KB external cache
Vup: 13.0 Tps: 90
Bus: XMI, BI, CI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Dual processor version of VAX 6410
Nickname: Calypso/XRP Cpu: Triple KA64A, Rigel (28ns), 2KB on chip cache, 128KB external cache
Vup: 19.0 Tps: 125
Bus: XMI, BI, CI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Triple processor version of VAX 6410
Nickname: Calypso/XRP Cpu: Quad KA64A, Rigel (28ns), 2KB on chip cache, 128KB external cache
Vup: 25.0 Tps: 155
Bus: XMI, BI, CI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Quad processor version of VAX 6410
Nickname: Calypso/XRP Cpu: Five KA64A, Rigel (28ns), 2KB on chip cache, 128KB external cache
Vup: 31.0 Tps: 173
Bus: XMI, BI, CI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Five processor version of VAX 6410
Nickname: Calypso/XRP Cpu: Six KA64A, Rigel (28ns), 2KB on chip cache, 128KB external cache
Vup: 36.0 Tps: 185
Bus: XMI, BI, CI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Six processor version of VAX 6410
Nickname: Calypso/XMP Cpu: KA65A, Mariah (16ns), 2KB on chip cache, 512KB external cache
Vup: 13.0 Tps: 90
Bus: 1 XMI, 5 BI, 4 CI, 12 DSSI, 2 FDDI, 2 VME; max throughput 80MB/s Memory: Maximum 512MB ECC
Introduced: October 1990 NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-18
Nickname: Calypso/XMP Cpu: Dual KA65A, Mariah (16ns), 2KB on chip cache, 512KB external cache
Vup: 25.0 Tps: 150
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: October 1990
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Dual processor version of VAX 6510
Nickname: Calypso/XMP Cpu: Triple KA65A, Mariah (16ns), 2KB on chip cache, 512KB external cache
Vup: 37.0 Tps: 200
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: October 1990
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Triple processor version of VAX 6510
Nickname: Calypso/XMP Cpu: Quad KA65A, Mariah (16ns), 2KB on chip cache, 512KB external cache
Vup: 49.0 Tps: 250
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: October 1990
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Quad processor version of VAX 6510
Nickname: Calypso/XMP Cpu: Five KA65A, Mariah (16ns), 2KB on chip cache, 512KB external cache
Vup: 61.0 Tps: 285
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: October 1990
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Five processor version of VAX 6510
Nickname: Calypso/XMP Cpu: Six KA65A, Mariah (16ns), 2KB on chip cache, 512KB external cache
Vup: 72.0 Tps: 300
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: October 1990
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Six processor version of VAX 6510
Nickname: Neptune Cpu: KA66A, NVAX (12ns), 10KB on chip cache, 2MB external cache
Vup: 32 Tps: 185
Bus: 1 XMI, 5 BI, 4 CI, 12 DSSI, 2 FDDI, 2 VME; max throughput 80MB/s Memory: Maximum 1GB
Introduced: November 1991 NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-18
Nickname: Neptune Cpu: Dual KA66A, NVAX (12ns), 10KB on chip cache, 2MB external cache
Vup: "32-150"; probably about 55 Tps: 310
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: November 1991
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Dual processor version of VAX 6610
Nickname: Neptune Cpu: Triple KA66A, NVAX (12ns), 10KB on chip cache, 2MB external cache
Vup: "32-150"; probably about 79 Tps: 420
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: November 1991
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Triple processor version of VAX 6610
Nickname: Neptune Cpu: Quad KA66A, NVAX (12ns), 10KB on chip cache, 2MB external cache
Vup: "32-150"; probably about 102 Tps: 520
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: November 1991
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Quad processor version of VAX 6610
Nickname: Neptune Cpu: Five KA66A, NVAX (12ns), 10KB on chip cache, 2MB external cache
Vup: "32-150"; probably about 126 Tps: 585
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: November 1991
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Five processor version of VAX 6610
Nickname: Neptune Cpu: Six KA66A, NVAX (12ns), 10KB on chip cache, 2MB external cache
Vup: 150 Tps: 620
Bus: XMI, BI, CI, DSSI Introduced: November 1991
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-18
Notes: Six processor version of VAX 6610

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