[rescue] IBM 360/30 Saga

C. Magnus Hedemark chris at yonderway.com
Mon Jun 30 14:49:08 CDT 2003

On Monday, June 30, 2003, at 11:16 AM, Gavin Hubbard wrote:

> I was searching for something unrelated when I came across the 
> following gem on the web. The author relates the epic rescue and 
> single-handed restoration of an IBM S/360 system in the early > eighties.
> http://homepages.kcbbs.gen.nz/nbree/saga.html

I started reading this and knew I had to come back to it later after 
work.  Sounds like a good read.

On a related note, my employer is sitting on some cool hardware that 
they just won't let go of.  I think they are collecting maybe.  There 
is an S/390 that has been replaced with a newer mainframe.  $BOSS says 
old mainframe is too expensive (licensing) to run so it is cheaper to 
leave it sit there powered down.  There is a relatively late model 
AS400 that is buried under a bunch of terminals in a storage closet, 
having been bought and never /really/ put to use.  So it has been 
powered down awhile.  There are also a couple of Sun E3500's which are 
in various states of disuse.  Sooner or later something will have to be 
done and I'll be there waiting.

My new place has three phase power and a 1200 square foot room just for 
my hobbies so I'm ready & waiting. :)


C. Magnus Hedemark
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