|The VAX-11/785 was a modernized version of the original 11/780, in which some components were replaced with faster Schottky-TTL counterparts, so the whole system ran 50% faster.
|The 8600 marked a new generation of VAXen, with Schottky-TTL/ECL components, an improvement that made it 4 times as fast as the 11/780. It was Digital's most powerful machine up to that date.
|The first one of another new
breed of VAXen: a VAX-implementation with microprocessors. The heart of
the machine was two PCB's that connected to the Qbus,
"borrowed" from the MicroPDP-11's. It was considered slow even at that
time (0.3 VUP), yet it was the smallest VAX ever, which was a sensation.
The VAXstation was the graphics workstation version with greyscale graphics, and single-user VMS.
VAX-11/784: Even many of the VAXophiles didn't know about these systems: the VAX-11/784 was a four-way multiprocessor 11/780. About four or five was made of them. They were basically four 11/780 CPU's sharing one MA780 multiport memory.
ULTRIX-32: Digital's UNIX-clone derived from Berkeley's VM/UNIX 4.2 BSD.
Rdb: A relational database management system for VMS.