VAX 7000 series

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VAX 7000 systems

The VAX 7000 Model 600 systems were announced in July 1992. These shared much of their cabinetry and components with the Alpha-based DEC 7000 Model 600 systems. The intention was that customers could purchase the VAX systems they were used to but then perform a relatively simple in-cabinet upgrade as they became comfortable with Alpha-based systems.

The VAX 7000 Model 700 systems came along two years later in August 1994.

The final members of the series and the last high-end VAX series, the VAX 7000 Model 800 systems, were announced in November 1995.

All these systems could be configured with two 2GB memory boards, but in thise case only 3.5GB would actually be used by OpenVMS (the remaining 0.5GB of physical address space being required for I/O).