VAX 8500

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VAX 8500 systems

VAX 8500
Summary
Announcement date: 7 April 1986
FRS date: May 1986
Codename: Flounder
OS support (VMS): VMS V4.4
CPU Details
Number of processors: 1
CPU technology: ECL Gate Array [1]
CPU cycle time: 45ns
Instruction-buffer: 16 bytes [1]
Translation-buffer: 1024 entries [1]
Writable Control Store: 15K 143-bit words [1]
User Writable Control Store: 1K 143-bit words [1]
Cache: 64KB [1]
Compatibility mode: No
Console processor: PRO 380
Console device: 45
Memory
Minimum memory: 16MB
Maximum memory: 320MB
Memory checking: 7-bit ECC/longword
I/O
Max I/O throughput: 16MB/s [1]
UNIBUS: 1 @ 1.5MB/s
VAXBI: 1-2 @ 13.3MB/s [3]
LAN support: standard [3]
Performance
VUPs: 3.0


References

[1] "VAX 8800 Family", Digital Technical Journal, Vol 1 No 4, February 1987.
[2] Customer Update. Volume 5 Issue 8B. 15th August 1994.
[3] VAX Hardware Handbook. Volume 2-1986.
[4] VAX Systems Hardware Handbook -- VAXBI Systems. EB-31692-46