IBM Mainframe

wulfman wulfman at
Sat May 2 14:19:35 CDT 2015

what did you pay for a new machine ?

On 5/2/2015 12:06 PM, Guy Sotomayor wrote:
> 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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