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DEC VAX-6000-510

Digital Equipment VAX 6000-510

During January 2002 Merle Pierce drove to Wisconsin to retreive several machines including this VAX 6000-510, donated by Gunter Schadow. This machine consists of a two CPUs with a Numonics performance enhancer, two BIbus Adapters, and BIbus I/O boards. The VAX was connected to a cluster controller and then to a cabinet containing eight RA90 disk drives.
This is what the inside of the machine looks like. The TK70 tape drive is at the top left. The Neumonics performance enhancer can be seen to the right. It has cables that connect to the two CPUs clock circuitry. The I/O chassis containing two BIbus backplanes is at the middle left. The XMI bus chassis containing the BIbus adapters, Memory boards, and CPUs is at the middle right. A really giant blower is below the card cages.
 
 
BI Bus I/O boards from right to left. 
 Slot  Part Number  Description
 1A  T1043  XMI-BI INTERFACE
 2A    
 3A    
 4A  T1045  BI-CI INTERFACE
 5A  T1046  BI-CI INTERFACE
 6A  T1035  TK70 INTERFACE
 1B  T1043  XMI-BI INTERFACE
 2B    
 3B  T1012  DMB32 ASYNC/SYNC Interface
 4B  T1034  DEBNA Ethernet Interface
 5B    
 6B  T1014  KLESI Interface
 
 
The XMI Card Cage with the CPU, Memory, and BI Bus Interface boards.
The coaxial cables from the CPUs go to the Nemonix 6000 Accelerator.
 
This Nemonix Engineering 6000 Series Accelerator increases the clock speed of the CPUs. 
 
This BI bus backplane contains the XMI, Cluster, Ethernet, Serial, and KLESI interface boards.
 
 
 
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