IBM Mainframe

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Sat May 2 14:06:10 CDT 2015

I just received my first IBM mainframe.  It's an IBM Multiprise 3000 
model 7060-H30.  It's a a P/390 class machine.  It has 6 18GB drives and 
3 9 GB drives.  I'll be posting some pictures on my website soon.

Getting it home was interesting since the freight companies can't made 
the drive from the main roads to my house (curse of living out in the 
country) so I had to run down to the shipping depot (about 60 miles 
away) and have them load up the pallet into the bed of my pickup truck 
which meant getting it out without a forklift was going to be 
interesting!  It wasn't until I got home that I realized that it was 
packed in the original crate from IBM!  It even had the original 
uncrating instructions stuffed into the crate...which wasn't 
particularly useful!

Overall it appears to be in really good shape.  There were also a number 
of other "goodies" in the crate including some new in the bag 
bus-and-tag cables.

It'll be a bit before I can power it up and see what's there because I 
have to find an SVGA monitor and a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

TTFN - Guy

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