[rescue] IBM PC RT

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Mon Aug 15 17:19:30 CDT 2016

I have AOS resources and additional RT stuff stashed if you need it.

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> On Aug 15, 2016, at 14:34, John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> J
>> 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
>>> OS when he used it, but he lost the media.  I did get all the glorious
>>> 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
>> 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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