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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 13:02:02 CST 2007

Steve Sandau wrote:
>>>> 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.

It's not as bad as you would think.  AIX 5.1 + CDE swaps a bit, so is 
therefore slow, but is fully functional.

Peace...  Sridhar

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