Booting an IBM MP 3000 S/390 System

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Thu Aug 6 10:27:58 CDT 2015

Lots of machines have had console processors that were required for the
machine to run.  The  PDP-10 had a PDP-11 console processor.  The Amdahl
470 had a DG Nova for a console processor, etc. etc.

On 8/6/2015 8:16 AM, geneb wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Aug 2015, Marc Verdiell wrote:
>> Wow. I'll never complain again that it takes too long to boot Windows...
> One thing I don't understand - why can't the machine boot on its own? 
> Why would IBM design a computer that required another computer just to
> boot it?
> g.

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