[rescue] Big Iron available in/near Minneapolis
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.
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