gilcarrick at comcast.net
Mon Sep 5 13:08:31 CDT 2005
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> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of jim stephens
> Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 11:25 AM
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only
> Subject: Re: IBM 3725
> If you are in the enviable position of being able to acquire
> and store this at all, you never know what you will run
> across in the future. You might be albe to trade it to
> someone with channel attached systems who could use it, or
Seems unlikely to me, and a lot of energy to get the 3725 to my space.
> you might acquire a collection or processor which would run it.
Not a chance. Don't have the space, power, time, etc.
> If I'm not mistaken the 9121 on Ebay right now would run it,
> at least if the 9191 will do 370 mode. I believe that it has
> XA mode and probably ESA mode capability and the 3725 might
> not be operable on it, since you probably would not have
> access to an OS due to license costs, on anything but the 370 arch.
Definitely. Maybe IBM would donate the license to our museum. ;)
> Also, this makes one ask oneself, what hole did this crawl
> out of, and is there more? Have you asked that?
Actually, no. I assume that it is from the main IT group. They have
occasionally sent small things my way. They know that I do not really have
the room to take this.
> Maybe there
> will be more to follow that would go with this, and you could
> head off any further shipments by that department to the scrap heap.
Thanks for the ideas. I will ask where that came from. At least I could ask
them for first refusal on their disposals. I did rescue a 3275 a few weeks
back. It is considerably smaller - only about the size of a couple of
suitcases. Plus I have some terminals and emulation cards I could hook to
that just to show a typical configuration.
> > Yesterday I went by and there was a nice IBM 3725 front end
> > It is not anything attractive for a museum visitor to look at. It
> > takes up a lot of valuable display space (roughly 2 racks &
> about 5'
> > tall) for something kind of obscure (for most people) and
> not at all visually interesting.
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