[rescue] Big Iron available in/near Minneapolis

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 21:54:58 CDT 2007

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>>> That's on my very short list of systems that I would drive nearly
>>> anywhere in the nation to "rescue".
>> Why not just pick up a late-model S/390?
> Because I have neither three-phase power nor a commercial need for a
> mainframe.  Also, the MP3000 is a lot smaller.

I'm not *that* familiar with the z800, but I bet you could convert it to 
run on single-phase.

>> Hell, you can get a small z900 for about the cost of a Hyundai, so I'd
>> wager even that machine will be affordable soon.
> A tempting idea, but I couldn't justify spending that much money on a
> computer.

Me neither, but in a year or two, when it drops under, say, $4000?  I'd 
start to be tempted, myself.

Peace...  Sridhar

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