[rescue] Mainframe on eBay
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Mon Sep 19 11:36:36 CDT 2005
On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> I'd -love- to get my hands on a deskside multiprise, or even a crappy
>> little S/390 "integrated server".
> The IS/390 is nothing more than a P/390 (P/390E?) and a PC with
> ARTIC960 channel adapters built onto the motherboard.
Hmm. That's it? I guess it's the 100kg or so of black IBM enclosure
that makes it look impressive. :)
> You can put one together for not too much money nowadays.
I suppose it could be problem would be finding a system that's
appropriately OS/2-compatible, along with the software necessary to
drive the card. Well, and a P/390.
Hmm. Will the PCI 390 processor work with AIX? It'd probably be a
faster and more palatable option for my -140 than Linux + Hercules,
which is what it's currently running, assuming I can scratch one up.
Jonathan Patschke ) "When we are young, wandering the face of the
Elgin, TX ( earth, wondering what our dreams might be worth,
USA ) learning that we're only immortal--for a limited
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