[rescue] Sun-Stuff searching for new home around germany

Marc Gutschner Marc.Gutschner at GMX.DE
Sat Apr 2 15:37:57 CDT 2016

On 02.04.2016 18:59, John Hudak wrote:
> nice machine(s)!!!  Only 500?  Kg I bet!

Of course it's Kilograms - the naked rack weighs in at ~150kg, although 
I can't easily tell whether that is with or without side-panels & doors. 
>From the specs, about a third of the weight of a reasonably loaded 
machine is contributed by it. The power supplies will likely also not be 
exactly featherweights - and there are SIX of them in a 6800. And 
skimming through the service manual, it should be possible to strip the 
machine down quite nicely

     - removable I/O cages
     - 6 CPU boards @a~10 kg each.
     - removable fan trays
     - 6 power supplies
     - RTU/RTS

There is just a single flight of stairs (8 or 10 steps) that needs to be 
crossed - and due to the rack's depth, it has to go there on it's back. 
But with proper padding and a couple of wooden beams, it should be 
possible to give it a rather gentle "ride". Although the height of the 
rack might be an issue - don't know for sure if the max headroom is 
sufficient to raise it. Will have to check that next week when I'm 
there... And hey, if that kid managed to get an IBM z890 mainframe into 
his parents basement... :-)

Of course, since I sadly won't be able to keep a machine that size, I'd 
be happy if there were other takers that may even be able to run it more 
than just a few days each year.


> On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>> On 04/02/2016 12:34 PM, rescue.pkoch at dfgh.net wrote:
>>>> Sun said the 6800 weighed 1,000 pounds... Yikes!
>>> Here in germany they are only 500 :-)
>>    Niiiiice. ;)
>>              -Dave
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>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA
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