[rescue] Big Iron available in/near Minneapolis

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 21:27:37 CDT 2007

Mark Brown wrote:
> 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.

I live in Poughkeepsie and work at pok.ibm.com.

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

I run a bunch of VSE on the one at work.  (Just for fun, not in production.)

> 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 ?

I have a P/390 and three P/390Es.  There really isn't that much 
difference in the power consumption.  Most of the power consumption on 
one of these machines is the hard disk array.

I also have bipolar mainframe hardware around.  Now *that* uses juice.

Peace...  Sridhar

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