RS/6000; Was Re: Japanese computers

Patrick Finnegan 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 :(.

Pat
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