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Author FS: Compaq AlphaServer DS10

Posts: 87
Location: The Netherlands
Joined: 28.03.10
Posted on October 22 2012 10:17
Compaq AlphaServer DS10, with the following:

• 466 MHz 21264/EV6 processor;
• 2 Gbytes RAM (proprietary, it was very expensive, I can alternatively install e.g. 256 Mbytes for lesser);
• Compaq/DEC DE500(?) dual-port FE (100BASE-TX) NIC on-board;
• HP/Compaq/DEC DEGXA GbE NIC (or mod. DEGX2 dual-port GbE) additionally available;
• Compaq/DEC PowerStorm 3D10T (ELSA GLoria Synergy, PBXGK-BB, PCI); or...
• ATi Radeon 7500 or ATi Radeon 7500 All-In-Wonder (without DEC/Compaq/HP part number, both PCI), works excellently with VMS and very likely with Tru64 UNIX as well;
• HP/Compaq/DEC KZPDC (HP/Compaq Smart Array 5300 with 128 Mbytes or 256 Mbytes plus battery) SCSI RAID HBA;
• Compaq Premier Sound (Ensoniq AudioPCI, VMS-compatible through MMOV) PCI option;
• NEC USB PCI option;
• ... Along with other other PCI (3.3 V and 5 V) options and the latest SRM for it loaded, V7.3-1 (2007).

Here are some pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

The system works great with VMS V8.4. Since it's an AlphaServer, it also comes with RMC (Remote Management Console) built-in. Despite this being a server, in several ways this system should be similar to the XP900 (that being the DS10's ‘strictly desktop’ counterpart) and equally usable as a workstation.

The system may have a faulty IDE/ATA CD-ROM drive and hasn't been powered on in a while, so it's sold without guarantees. Also, the “AlphaServer DS10” nameplate/badge is missing. The system is clean, all plastics are there and in good shape. If you want a ‘test drive’ via SSH, let me know and I'll arrange it for you.
Edited by eMGee on October 25 2012 13:31
Author RE: FS: Compaq AlphaServer DS10

Posts: 87
Location: The Netherlands
Joined: 28.03.10
Posted on October 25 2012 13:42
One has been sold, with only one left and namely the one without the nameplate and the potentially ‘flawed’ CD-ROM drive. (Note: I don't have any 256 Mbyte kits left, so I only have the pricey 1 Gbyte kits.)

Author RE: FS: Compaq AlphaServer DS10

Posts: 87
Location: The Netherlands
Joined: 28.03.10
Posted on January 09 2013 09:11
Both have been sold. I do still have various (1 Gbyte) memory kits available. Please contact me for availability.

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