RS/6000; Was Re: Japanese computers
doc at mdrconsult.com
Sat Oct 29 21:54:05 CDT 2005
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Doc Shipley wrote:
>> I can attest to that. Pat Finnegan shipped me a 7013-591 last year.
>> It's a deskside POWER RS/6000, roughly the size of a DEC BA123
>> chassis. It's a reinforced composite frame, so much lighter than a
> That's a *very* nice machine. That's the IBM plastic which is stronger
> than steel. 8-)
Yes, and by the well-known principle of "like attracts like", I now
have 2 of them. The second has 2GB RAM, FWD SCSI, and 10/100 ethernet.
It and an F40 cost me $50.
>> Patrick padded and boxed it with his usual zeal, but it arrived at
>> my house looking like FedEx towed the carton to my house on a rope.
>> Several of the memory boards were unseated, as were the SCSI and
>> ethernet MCA cards, and the frame itself was cracked.
> Time for someone to be drawn and quartered in effigy.
Patrick shipped it signature required. It was signed for by "P.
Orch". Even the FedEx claims department were not amused. I never
collected on the damage (because they insisted I let them pick it up
"for instection" and that Pat file the claim, and I wasn't about to give
them another chance to break it), but they did make the driver come
apologize in person for leaving it without a signature.
>> The design of that system prevents any of the boards from bouncing
>> around inside even after coming out of their slots. I reseated
>> everything, checked all the heatsinks and system board connections,
>> put a BandAid on the frame break that's visible, and put it in service.
It's awfully hard to kill an RS/6000.
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