DEC Multia VX41

System

Company:DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation)
Bus:PCMCIA, PCI
Introduction:1994
Maximum memory size:256MB
Maximum number of CPUs:1
can contain:DEC 21066 (LCA4)
uses architecture:Alpha
runs os:Microsoft Windows NT
runs os:DEC VMS
runs os:DEC Digital UNIX/Tru64 UNIX
System class:Workstation
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The Multia was DEC's attempt at building a small, affordable networked workstation. Versions were offered with an Alpha CPU (VX40, VX41, VX42) or Intel CPU (VX51).

Built using a lot of laptop technology (PCMCIA, 2.5" hard drives), these systems overheat easily.

DEC Multia VX41 [R0049]

instance

Contains:DEC 21066 (LCA4)

A notable feature are the 12 MB SIMMs this system originally came with. Two 16 MB SIMMs were added later.

This unit has an upgradeable CPU (the VX40 has the same CPU, but soldered directly to the mainboard) and cache memory. A small plug-in board provides a SCSI controller, driving the internal 2.5" hard disk.

The floppy drive is a 2.88 MB 3.5" ED disk drive.

DEC Multia VX41 [R0050]

instance

Contains:DEC 21066 (LCA4)