[geeks] Compuholics anonymous
legodude at hammycorp.com
Mon Apr 29 11:52:01 CDT 2002
On 29 Apr 2002 at 11:35, geeks-request at sunhelp.org wrote:
> > > > >Hey, if you have the inclination, I can probably arrange for
> > > > >you to get one or two (or three, or four...)
> > > >
> > > > And if there's the inclination but not the cash?
> > >
> > > That might be a problem, but most people's impressions on how much
> > > used mainframes cost are completely overblown.
> > $10k?
> Nowhere near that much usually. S/390 G1's can be had for
> $1000-$2000. That's enough power for most people.
Where does one find such a system? Does this include all necessary
software and things like DASD? How big physically are the smallest
G1s? Would older mainframes be smaller/cheaper? What are good
resources for learning more about these systems, are there books like
"S/390 for Dummies" or something? Once I get out of school in June
and start working I'd have no problem getting that kinda cash, it's
just that parents won't allow a huge(>1 rack) machine in the house.
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