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Obsolyte - where the antique is elYte!   |   A Personal Retrospective of "Cool" Computing

Obsolete + "elYte!" = obsolYte!

This is my site dedicated to vintage computer hardware, classic systems, and especially workstations or 'mainframes' we lusted after when 'personal computers' were mere 8-bit clunkers.

Obsolyte.com *used to be* hosted on a Sparc IPX (actual machine seen to the left), running RedHat Linux 6.0 for Sparc (UltraLinux) and the Apache Web Server. After many, many years of faithful service, the HD died in 2010 (running nearly continuously for over a decade), and I relocated into an intel-based 1u-high server to be more "compatible" with my ISP.

I'll be exapnding the site soon, as I've obtained a bunch of hardware to start documenting, I just need to find the time to get to it all. I would also like to put up a section of some 8-bit clunkers that were quite capable business machines in their day, as well as multi-user 8-bits and S-100 machines.

The little IPX webserver is connected to the internet via "co-lo" hosting at Surf Xpress LLC. Need web hosting or co-location? Give 'em a buzz and tell 'em I sent ya!

Vintage UNIX Workstations and Servers

Sun Microsystems Logo

Sun Microsystems


Silicon Graphics Logo

Silicon Graphics

Sun3 Series & Sun 3/160 in particular
Sun 3/80 Workstation
Sun Sparc IPC
Sun Sparc IPX
Sun SparcStation 2
Sun Sparc LX & Classic
Sun SparcStation 5
Sun SparcStation 10 / Axil 311
The Old Suns Picture Archive
Sun FAQs and Information in general


SGI Personal Iris 4D/20
SGI Iris Indigo R4000
SGI Indy
SGI Indigo2 R4400
SGI FAQs and Information in general

Reputable Systems - Sells used SGI workstations
NeXT Logo

NeXT Computers


Digital Equipment Corp. Logo

Digital Equipment

NeXT Monochrome Slab
NeXT Turbo Color Slab


DEC MicroVax 2000
DEC UDB/Multia (Alpha based system)
DEC Links and Info

Tidbits & Other News

  • NOTE: All older "tidbits" have been moved to the NEWS PAGE.
  • Suns At Home -- June 1st 2006 -- A mailing list for people who use their SUN equipment at home. JOIN!!!

  • OBSOLETE -- September 16th 2004 -- The "obsolete" website is 99% SGI Info and it's all good stuff. From the Octane to the really antique Personal Iris, it's got good detailed information regarding the hardware, and lots of good pictures. Defintely worth exploring!

  • Sun 3 Zoo -- September 16th 2004 -- Peter's Sun 3 Zoo is a great archive of relevant material relating to the old "Sun 3" series (Motorola 68020 and 68030 CPU'ed Sun Systems), and it's available in English or German. Most of it relates to keeping a bunch of these old machines going (the zoo). Defintely worth checking out, the number of Sun 3 sites that still exist these days is growing smaller all the time.

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