A Festive Use for an Old DEC Alpha

Filed Under 42 on December 11, 2007 at 2:27 pm

Sure, it may be the size of a fridge and have the computing power of a pocket calculator, but there are still things you can use DEC Alpha Server 2100′s for. For example, they make great Christmas Tree stands in systems departments :)

Systems XMas Tree

Systems XMas Tree Closeup


3 Responses to “A Festive Use for an Old DEC Alpha”

  1. Dave Cahill on December 11th, 2007 4:30 pm

    Heh, nice one.

  2. Jeff Dykzeul on December 11th, 2007 5:31 pm

    If it is running VMS, it is a *stable* platform for the tree. Speaking of good uses for old computers, some of you might recall the “VAXbar” (a VAX 11/780 turned into a wet bar), still online at http://toyvax.glendale.ca.us/~vance/vaxbar.html

  3. Bart B on December 11th, 2007 5:36 pm

    Hi Jeff, the installed OS is indeed VMS so its stability is assured … love the VAXbar, thanks for the link!

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