[rescue] Big Iron available in/near Minneapolis

Mark Brown sunrescue at marknmel.com
Fri Jul 27 21:07:54 CDT 2007

Oh - that MP 3000 :-)  I forgot about that thing.  I had a MP 3000 H50 
in my shop.  Cute little thing.  I even had a trip to pok.ibm.com for a 
little one on one time with some geeks that hadn't seen the outside 
world in about 40 years. This was about the time where running linux was 
a novelty. "Why would you ever want to do that?" asked some of the sysprogs.

...ran MVS and USS at the time on this fella.Not to mention the OS/2 on 
the sbc to load the bootstrap.

Note to self - never ever hit ESC while writing JCL.  You will have 
about about 1.5 seconds to watch your JCL say goodbye..... :-)

Rather than a MP3000, I would rather have a R390 or a P390.  I think I 
could afford to power that.....  Anyone have one of these ?


Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>> "little iron" until you drop it on your foot, then it will seem
>>> pretty darn big.
>> The IBM MP3000 is "little iron".  This is positively tiny.
> That's on my very short list of systems that I would drive nearly
> anywhere in the nation to "rescue".

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