Digital DEC 3000/600

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DEC 3000 AXP was the name given to a series of computer workstations and servers, produced from 1992 to around 1995 by Digital Equipment Corporation. The DEC 3000 AXP series formed part of the first generation of computer systems based on the 64-bit Alpha AXP architecture. Supported operating systems for the DEC 3000 AXP series were DEC OSF/1 AXP (later renamed Digital UNIX) and OpenVMS AXP (later renamed OpenVMS).

All DEC 3000 AXP models used the DECchip 21064 (EV4) or DECchip 21064A (EV45) processor and inherited various features from the earlier MIPS architecture-based DECstation models, such as the TURBOchannel bus and the I/O subsystem.

The DEC 3000 AXP series was superseded in late 1994, with workstation models replaced by the AlphaStation line and server models replaced by the AlphaServer line.

Alpha 21064 CPU @ 175 MHz
Minimum of 32 MB RAM in 4 MB octets (MS15-CA)
Maximum of 512 MB RAM in 32 MB octets (MS15-FA)
Two NCR 53CF94-2 SCSI controllers with one external connector
AMD LANCE 10 MBit Ethernet interface with Thickwire and Twisted Pair connectors
AMD 79C30A chip providing ISDN and audio interfaces
Two Zilog Z85C30 serial communications chips
One port reserved for keyboard
One port reserved for mouse
Note: The above two serial ports are combined into one DB15 connector
One port reserved for printer
One DB25 serial port with modem control
Three 25 MHz TURBOchannel option slots

Model 600

Codename: Sandpiper+
CPU EV4 175 2 MB
Introduced 1993-10-13
Superceded 1995-10-02

See - pictures for pictures and further information

System :
Model: DEC 3000 600. REference Model No. PE42A-A9. CPU: KN17 SEries: BA47A
Monitor :
Model VRT10-HA
Serial No. IS 25158188
Keyboard :
Model No. LK201
Part No. 70-23988-EE.DO1
Serial No. B 0058002945

This machine was used at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and was used as a workstation to run computer simulations on the Theory of Condensed Matter.

Our system was very kindly donated by Alastair Beresford

Manufacturer: Digital
Date: 13th October 1993

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Digital DEC 3000/600 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
DEC System 10 Bliss-10 Programmers Reference Manual Digiital Feb 1974

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Personal Computer World - November 1982 Nov 1982

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH23416. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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