[rescue] AIX 6.1-capable boxes?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 23:16:08 CDT 2008

John Carr wrote:
> Happy Tuesday, all!
> Question the group... where would one find relatively inexpensive IBM
> hardware for some home tinkering? We're moving to AIX 6.1 at work, and
> my only real experience with AIX is about a month of 4.3 a long time
> back... I'm obviously a bit behind the ball here. I know that 6.1 only
> supports a relatively newer subset of the POWER line, but I'm realizing
> that I've been out of the rescue game long enough now that I can't
> remember who all the good places for non-PeeCee stuff are.
> Any suggestions?

Yeah.  Look for CHRP RS/6000 hardware.  If I'm not quite mistaken, the 
44P-170 (7044-170...  A POWER3-II between 333MHz and 450MHz) should be 
cheap nowadays and should run 6.1 without any trouble.

Might be a little slow, but beggars can't be choosers.

Peace...  Sridhar

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