MicroVAX


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MicroVAX

A earlier line of entry-level VAX computers from Digital Equipment. Introduced in 1983, MicroVAX machines ran under the MicroVMS or ULTRIX operating systems, and some models used the Q-bus architecture. A large number of MicroVAX models were developed over the years. See VAX.


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Still running 30 years later, this MicroVAX (top unit) was one of the first models. Old computers can still be used to perform a single task.
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He designed and prepared specifications and system drawings, created new software, and modified existing software as necessary for the application of DEC Microvax and PDP-11 computer-based systems for process control and monitoring.
It is currently installed on IBM-compatible PC computers under MS-DOS, although previous versions existed on IBM-370/158 and Microvax 3400 computers.
In 1990, each of over 450 local offices had its own MicroVax micro-computer on site, as part of a decentralized control system.
Moving a small passive object on a cluster of 4 MicroVax II workstations connected by a 10 megabit/second Ethernet takes about 12 ms while moving a small process takes about 40 ms.
All electronic components are integrated with one security management software program, the C*CURE System 1 Plus from Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, which resides on a Digital Equipment Corporation MicroVax computer (located in a secure equipment room).
The program occupies less than 400 kB of memory, requires at least 6 MB of random access memory and 200 MB of hard disk space, and can be run on various computers, including SUN workstations, VAX mainframe clusters, MicroVAX workstations and IBM-compatible PCs.
INMAGIC Plus operates on several computer platforms, including DEC VAX, MicroVAX, and IBM PCs and compatibles.
The GIS used and evaluated in this project was Laser-Scan operating on a microVAX II with a digitizing table, high resolution graphics terminal, and large plotter.
Its DEC MicroVAX II with a 9-MB internal memory supported 48 active on-line users and 12 background tasks at eight sites around California.
Now, this price range is being taken over by workstations and servers, and the MicroVAX family is phasing out like a single product.
Bar codes track individual cartons and update inventory records in a warehouse management system, which resides on a MicroVax.
MicroVAX 3100s in each of the schools serve DEC's PATHWORKS software to the desktop systems, which may be located in computer labs, classrooms, offices and libraries.