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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.

BSD daemon

VAX 7000 series

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Nickname: Laser/Neon Cpu: KA7AA, NVAX+ (11ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: 35 Tps: 210
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI; max throughput 400MB/s Memory: Maximum 3.5GB
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Nickname: Laser/Neon Cpu: Dual (?), NVAX+ (11ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: "35-120"; probably about 63 Tps: 350
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Dual processor version of VAX 7610
Nickname: Laser/Neon Cpu: Triple (?), NVAX+ (11ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: "35-120"; probably about 91 Tps: 475
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Triple processor version of VAX 7610
Nickname: Laser/Neon Cpu: Quad (?), NVAX+ (11ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: 120 Tps: 590
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Quad processor version of VAX 7610
Tps: 660 Last updated: 1998-11-19
Tps: 705 Last updated: 1998-11-19
Nickname: Laser/Krypton Cpu: KA7AB, NVAX++ (7.5ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: 50 Tps: 315
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17
Nickname: Laser/Krypton Cpu: Dual (?), NVAX++ (7.5ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: "50-250"; probably about 90 Tps: 550
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Dual processor version of VAX 7710
Nickname: Laser/Krypton Cpu: Triple (?), NVAX++ (7.5ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: "50-250"; probably about 130 Tps: 660
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Triple processor version of VAX 7710
Nickname: Laser/Krypton Cpu: Quad (?), NVAX++ (7.5ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: "50-250"; probably about 170 Tps: 750
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Quad processor version of VAX 7710
Nickname: Laser/Krypton Cpu: Five (?), NVAX++ (7.5ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: "50-250"; probably about 210 Tps: 900
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Five processor version of VAX 7710
Nickname: Laser/Krypton Cpu: Six (?), NVAX++ (7.5ns), 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: 250 Tps: 1004
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1)
Last updated: 2003-07-17 Notes: Six processor version of VAX 7710
Nickname: Laser/Krypton+ Cpu: KA7AC, (?) 170.9 MHz, 10KB on chip cache, 4MB external cache
Vup: 60 Tps: 375
Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI; maximum throughput 640MB/s Memory: Maximum 3.5GB
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Nickname: Laser/Krypton+ Vup: "60-300"; probably about 108
Tps: 753 Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Notes: Dual processor version of VAX 7810
Nickname: Laser/Krypton+ Vup: "60-300"; probably about 156
Tps: 1107 Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Notes: Triple processor version of VAX 7810
Nickname: Laser/Krypton+ Vup: "60-300"; probably about 204
Tps: 1302 Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Notes: Quad processor version of VAX 7810
Nickname: Laser/Krypton+ Vup: "60-300"; probably about 252
Tps: 1530 Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Notes: Five processor version of VAX 7810
Nickname: Laser/Krypton+ Vup: 300
Tps: 1795 Bus: XMI, CI, DSSI
NetBSD: Cannot run NetBSD (as of 1.6.1) Last updated: 2003-07-17
Notes: Six processor version of VAX 7810

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