RS/6000; Was Re: Japanese computers
pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Oct 30 22:03:42 CST 2005
Sridhar Ayengar declared on Sunday 30 October 2005 04:33 pm:
> Doc Shipley wrote:
> > 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 BA123.
> >> 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.
> I've been looking for a well-priced 595 for a while. Although a
> newish rack model would do too.
You just have to look in the right place. I've seen 3 595's go through
Purdue's salvage op in the past year... One I got, one I gave to a
friend, and one that was quite trashed and sitting in a dumpster when I
found it :(.
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