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Hi Ellery,

thanks heaps for your help. I'm happy they still run HP-IB cables
from the new computers. I'll get a price on a new run-out b2600
here in Oz. HP-UX 10.20 is heaps newer than my old 7.05 so I hope
my old EPMA software runs on it.

I'll let you know how things go.

thanks,
Ron


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> Hi Ron,
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> First, my condolences on your dead drive.  Second, let me answer your
> questions as best I can.  The workstation for my 8900 is a HP Apollo series
> 745i running HP-UX 10.20 and one of the more recent JEOL software versions
> (but not the newest).  It is 12 years old, so I decided to do a preemptive
> replacement.  I'm having JEOL upgrade us to a HP c8000, although I could have
> elected to go with the b2600.  Yes, both the c8000 and the b2600 still
> connect to the probe via HP-IB PCI card and cable -- that is unchanged.  The
> b2600 can run both HP-UX 10.20 and 11, whereas the c8000 only runs 11.  HP-UX
> 11 is backwards compatible with 10.20, so the JEOL software can run (and has
> at a few labs to my understanding).  Either the b2600 or c8000 will run a
> 8800/8900 just fine.  I chose the c8000 because it is twice as fast, can have
> a DVD-R drive, can have more than one optical drive at a time, has better
> ports and slots, does not rely on as much proprietary hardware, and will be
> supported by HP longer.  But those are mainly luxuries, and I made the
> decision before the b2600 was marked down so drastically.  HP will stop
> selling the b2600 at the end of the year, so everyone will have to buy a
> c8000 in a few months or find a used b2600 or similar (which is actually not
> at all hard to do, just you never really know what you're buying).  I'll let
> folks know how our installation goes in a few weeks -- I think we might be
> JEOL's guinea pig for a c8000.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Ellery
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> Ellery E. Frahm
> Research Scientist/Manager
> Electron Microprobe Laboratory
> University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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