[rescue] FREE: 2x Bull-badged IBM RS/6000 7012-G series
pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Feb 1 22:56:56 CST 2005
Phil Brutsche declared on Tuesday 01 February 2005 08:40 pm:
> Based on my memory (it's been a while since I've had the covers off):
> * quad CPU (AFAIK that makes them 7012-G40s)
> * 2x 2GB hard drives
> * Unknown RAM, 512MB maybe?
> * Unknown OS
> * Unknown operational condition (ie I can't tell if they're broken or
> FYI, these units have 5x MCA slots and no PCI, so an older AIX may be
> your only OS option.
If anyone is interested in these, FYI:
AIX 5.1 and lower will install/work on it. You should be able to find
media (sans license) on eBay for <$50. There's no magic licensing
software to make sure you've got a valid license, but you should make
sure you get one if you're doing anything commercial. Most RS/6000s
that are that new came with some sort of AIX license which *may* match
the software you get.
As they're MCA-based, they *only* run AIX, since IBM hasn't relased any
specs on how to control the chipset, etc. These are fairly decent
machines, as far as MCA RS/6000s go. Not POWER-based (PowerPC 601 or
604 probably), but still fun.
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