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What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2060


What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2063
pechter-at-gmail-dot-com (Bill Pechter) writes: And that's DE-9, not DB-9, right? Nobody knows what the second...

Production or in use? What PDPs are being "produced"? I'm sure many are still in use, but being newl manufactured?

SWTPC, on the other hand, still has parts being made. Check out Mike the EPROM SWTBUG replacement board that plugs into a MC6830 socket. Works great!

What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2061
A systems programmer had to know about both. Once upon a time computer science meant one knew...
What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 2062
Jack Peachicken Freaking morons 8-) No one in tech support understands serial comm (async or non-async) any more. They don't know how to use a breakout box or make a null-modem...

Define "fully qualified system", duh-sayer.

So you'd keep a minicomputer that is 30+ years old rather than a newer system less than 5 years old for this sort of application? PDPs are great but not infallible as you imply. Also, PDPs didn't have failover last time I checked. Fault-tolerant systems with failover, like the Tandem (back on topic! Look at the subject line. You've been bested again Rupert! :), would be a much better choice for a rail network or a steel mill.

Again, PDPs were cheaper than mainframes and as reliable as many. Same can be said of micros compared to PDPs, factoring in cost.

DEC wanted to compete in the workstation market as the minicomputer had run its course.

Someone told me that DEC defenders were on this group. And that many were irrational. You're a case in point.

Right which we're exclusely DEC as were PDPs and Vaxez.

I prefer C over C++. Maybe you know the best way to replace 'oststream', as it is being depricated from the language. I inherited a C++ task with loads of 'ostrstream' clbuttes in it that the compiler (GNU c++ 3.4.2) is complaining about. The code is being ported from an SGI Orgin 200 to a Sun Blade 2500.

Eric


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