A computer weighing more than a ton

Although the DEC VAX-11/785 computer weighs over a ton, this device produced by Digital Equipment Corporation was actually a very compact and powerful machine compared to other machines in its class at the time, offering competition to IBM computers.

In the first years after the collapse of the USSR, many computers seemed to no longer belong to anyone, and most large computers were destroyed in order to use the precious metals found in them.

At the same time, some VAX machines were brought to Estonia from Tampere University. Among them was the DEC VAX-11/785, which somehow stayed hidden and survived those turbulent times. In 2019, these large computers arrived at the Computer Museum.

Location: Computer Museum


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