[rescue] Memory for a RS/6K 7044-170?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Wed Jan 24 11:21:06 CST 2007

>>> The vendor is shipping it to me with 512M.  That should be enough to
>>> generally fiddle with AIX on, I guess.
>> More than enough to do some fiddling.
>> Depending on what you're doing, it's often enough to do some
>> production server stuff.
> Indeed.  I've got a 7011-250 (66MHz PPC601) with 32MB of RAM, running AIX 
> 5.1 with a tokenring NIC in its single MCA slot, just to act as an FTP 
> server for my S/390 G5 to boot off of.
> It's doing "useful" (though limited) server stuff, on a really slow box, 
> with barely enough memory to install AIX 5.1. :)

I was just recently able to get my 7011/250 running with AIX 4.3.3 using 
64M of RAM. That appears to be enough to do some fiddling, but I am not 
running a GUI at all. I imagine that would make 64M less than ideal.


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