[rescue] first real server hardware

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 16 12:28:13 CDT 2004

On Apr 16, 2004, at 10:31 AM, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>>    Nah.  "Mass" is an IBM 370/168.  Sadly I don't have one of those. 
>> :-(
> I'd love to have the one I worked on in 1979. Two processors (sorry not
> SNMP baby), one with 3 meg of "core" and one with 4. You could could 
> run it
> as an asymetric MP system with shared memory or split.
> I/O was a fixed head disk (2305) which we called a drum, hundreds of
> 3330 (100 or 200 meg depeneding upon the model), 16 tape drives, 2 1000
> line per minuter printers, 2 card readers, a card punch (odd one, it
> could print on the cards too), 25 or so remote (card reader, line
> printer terminals) and well over a hundered tty or similar terminals.
> Even with all of that I doubt that it has enough CPU power to boot 
> windows
> XP and run notepad. :-(

   Man, there are computers with multiple-GHz-clocked processors with 
barely the CPU power to boot Windows XP.

   But the 370...wow, that is an architecture.  You don't NEED CPU power 
to do tons of work on those machines.  Channel programs, man...channel 


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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