[rescue] [Fwd: WooHoo... Big Iron at auction IBM S/390]

Tom Ponsford tponsford at theriver.com
Mon Oct 4 15:42:10 CDT 2004

A little more information;

Apparently, it is a S390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 4
other lots with it include;
IBM 3480 Mag Tape subsystem
1 IBM 3422 Tape Drives
IBM 3990 Disk Controller
9392/B23 Disk Array (16 Bays)
IBM 3174 Network Processor

and what I believe is the IBM Coupling Facility, but I'm not sure (It's the 
darkblue doublewide cabinet.)

I did not write down the system model numbers, as I had to track down a 
warehouse person to let me open up the cabinets, and as I was pressed for time 
I had to forgo the 15 min wait.

You can probably call the surplus people and if you tell them where to look. 
they will most likely find the information for you.

I think more specifics on the system were in the system binders, that were 
actually wedged inside the front doors of the S390 cabinet.



Tom Ponsford wrote:
> Hey all you big iron collectors!!
> Tomorrow at the UA auction they got a Big S/390 with all the auxiliary
> cabinets. I fortunatly had my digital camera with me this time,s as the
> University FORGOT to post the computer on it's online site.
> This means that a lot of would-be purchasers may not be there. I suspect 
> that
> the 390 and the associated cabinets will go cheap, but who knows. The
> University may decide to postpone the auction for the 390 til next time. If
> they don't..Here's your chance.
> You can bid by phone. But you'll need to set up an account with them before
> the auction. Auction starts at 8:30 MT (tucson Az.). I expect that they 
> will
> get to the s/390 at aroun 11:00 or 12:00 noon.
> I have some photos I took this morning. They are not labeled. I've written
> down more info and I'm looking it up as we speak. The 390 is circa 
> 1999/2000
> and is in #2 condition which is next to new. Several books/binders w
> documentation. Hey don't these things run linux on a virtual partition??
> Anyway, see for yourself. (the brown lines on the machines is tape. It's 
> too
> keep people from opening the cabs and removing componenets during 
> inspection
> day (today)
> http://personal.riverusers.com/~dponsford/UAauction.html
> Auction web page:
> http://pacs.web.arizona.edu/surplus/public/auction-sale_home.html
> Tom
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