[rescue] RS6000

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Apr 20 11:58:23 CDT 2005

On Wednesday 20 April 2005 11:52, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> 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.

>From a reseller maybe... they don't seem *sell* for that much on ebay,
from what I've seen.  Of course the problem is that no one seems to
sell them at a reasonable starting bid price there.

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

False!  An F40 will... like, for example, the one cluttering up my
living room...

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