IBM Mainframe

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Sat May 2 14:40:57 CDT 2015

According to the seller, this was running 3 years ago.  We'll see! ;-)

I'm hoping things go well especially since it came in its original IBM 
shipping crate!

Yes, I know it's a custom SBC running OS/2.  I'm crossing my fingers and 
that it just works (yea, I know I'm an optimist!).

TTFN - Guy

On 5/2/15 12:37 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
> Well, you know they use  a custom OS/2-based front end, much like a
> 'real' mainframe SE/HMC? That thing is an absolute nightmare of arcane
> IBM complexity; that's where all my problems were, no way no how could
> I get the damn CPU to initialise... good luck, unless you have a
> running box freshly switched off (which mine was supposed to be!)
> you'll need it!
> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 3:28 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at> wrote:
>> Yes it was!  I'm getting another one as soon as Will makes his trip out
>> West.  I had intended
>> for this one as spares.
>> Great!  My concern has been getting S/W for them.  I don't know what's on
>> them (yet).
>> TTFN - Guy
>> On 5/2/15 12:25 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
>>> Oh was this the one on epay last week? I nearly went for that myself! I
>>> have two (one for spares) but major issues getting it operational. I do
>>> have pretty complete docs and software, so we should probably stay in
>>> touch!
>>> Mike
>>> On 2 May 2015 3:06 pm, "Guy Sotomayor" <ggs at> 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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