[rescue] RS6000

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Apr 20 11:52:16 CDT 2005

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Ethan O'Toole wrote:

> I'm in need of a RS/6000. I'd prefer something black and rackmount
> form factor, but willing to entertain anything ya got. Looking for
> something fairly modern but not Power5. Going to run AIX 5.2

Depending on how much money you have, I'd recommend finding either a
43P-150, a 43P-260, or a 44P-170 (all desktops/towers).  Those are in
the $200, $500, and $1k range, respectively, last I checked.  If you
don't mind a deskside, F50s are nice systems, too.

Rackmounts tend towards the expensive, but, if you can find a B50, those
are just 43P-150 systems in a rackmount case, and should be fairly

Nothing other than a 43P-150 or F50 will run AIX 5.2, unfortunately.

Jonathan Patschke  )   "It's alright for someone to sleep past noon
Elgin, TX         (     every once in a while.  That's what it means
USA                )    to be a free human being."     --Roger Smith

More information about the rescue mailing list