is the codename
for the DECstation
5000/xx series of MIPS R3000
-based computers made by DEC
in the early 1990's. MAXines were also called Personal DECstations
The other DECstation 5000 models, such as the DECstation 5000/200,
had less interesting codenames such as 3MAX, 3MIN, and 3MAX+.
In 1992, the MAXine (in particular, the DECstation 5000/25) was one of the first color X11
workstations widely deployed in MIT's Athena clusters. However,
some small number of color IBM RTs had been previously placed in a few
clusters. During the first few months of their deployment, a large portion
of the MAXines exhibited hard drive failures across power cyclings.