[rescue] IBM PC RT

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 16:34:07 CDT 2016

For free?  <wild thrashing and banging of head>
I used a 6150 with AOS and then later the RS6000 for some hw arch research
work....I really liked the 6000...the hw arch enhancements were unmatch for
their time...Would like to find one of them somewhere....

Oh well.  My docs and OS disks are long gone...I just have a stack of some
IBM research reports...

Sorry I can't be more helpful


On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:56:27PM -0500, Bill Braskey wrote:
>> I have what appears to be a complete IBM PC RT (Model 6150)
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_6150_RT>, minus an OS and monitor.  It
>> even has the external SCSI tape drive & 5.25" floppy drive.  I rescued it
>> several years ago in a random check of Craigslist while on a 1500-mile
>> driving trip, near the bizarre town of Centralia, PA
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania>.  It has been in
>> storage since I got it.
>> Apparently this thing was designed for AIX 2, but I wonder if a later
>> version of AIX will run on it.  The guy who gave it to me said it ran Pick
>> OS when he used it, but he lost the media.  I did get all the glorious old
>> IBM 3-ring manuals in the slipcases, though!
>> Anyone here have any experience with this rare dinosaur?
> One of my biggest regrets was giving away THREE fully loaded RT systems
> (each
> with TWO monitors) when I had to move in '98.  All three had AIX loaded.
> Picked them up (for free) from a company in Austin that needed to clear out
> some basement storage; they were an IBM/AIX shop and had bought the RTs
> when
> new.
> Bill
> --
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas USA
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