RS6k 7012/320H woes

Paul Berger phb.hfx at
Wed Nov 7 20:08:09 CST 2018

On 2018-11-07 8:57 PM, Carlos E Murillo-Sanchez via cctalk wrote:
> Paul Berger via cctalk wrote:
>> The AIX on the SP2 would have been the same, in fact the hardware on 
>> the SP2 nodes was similar to the regular RS/6000 boxes except the 
>> console was through a special serial network in the frame and 
>> accessed through the control workstation.  Most regular users likely 
>> accessed the nodes through a LAN.
>> Paul.
> So, if I were to hunt for installation media for AIX, which version 
> would you recommend for a 320H with 32MB of memory, i.e., the latest 
> that would run and not get too bogged down by that amount of memory?  
> I can switch to a larger SCSI disk if it need be, but hopefully not 
> larger than 2GB.
> Carlos.
I am no longer sure when support for microchannel was dropped from AIX, 
I have always been on the hardware side with limited involvement with 
software.   Doing a quick look it would seem that it is likely that some 
level of version 5 was the last one.  Version 6.1 was 64 bit only and 
required a POWER4 or later processor.


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