IBM Mainframe

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Sat May 2 14:25:17 CDT 2015

Surprisingly little.  ;-)  However, given that they don't support the 
64-bit mode, IBM was pretty
aggressive about moving people to the new z series so the value of these 
systems dropped
pretty quickly.

TTFN - Guy

On 5/2/15 12:19 PM, wulfman wrote:
> 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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