IBM RT 6150?
brendle at ems.psu.edu
Sun Jan 20 12:23:37 CST 2008
Good point about the keyboard and mouse connector ends, I forgot about
that. I recall someone saying that specific very old Adaptec SCSI
cards were possibilities too but I no longer remember the details. I'm
going to guess that driver support for AIX would be more difficult
On Jan 20, 2008, at 1:08 PM, Doc Shipley wrote:
> Jason T wrote:
>> Hi all - I've got a line on this old AIX box, with the monitor,
>> etc (not sure about O/S media but I think that can be "found.") Any
>> opinions on it? Any historical significance ("first machine run
>> ____," etc?)
>> It's cheap, but it will have to be shipped, which may not be cheap.
> Cheap will not be the word. My RT weighs nearly 75 pounds, and
> that's *without* the full-height ESDI drives.
> If you can find an ISA IDE/FDC card without serial and parallel and
> without PC "BIOS entensions", a Seagate IDE Medalist under 2GB will
> work fine. I've got one running in mine.
> My RT has got the advanced processor board, and it's about as fast
> as you'd expect from a 16MHz/16MB computer running a fairly
> heavyweight OS, AIX v2.2.1.
> Make sure you get the keyboard, at least. It's a proprietary
> interface, and I've never heard of anyone adapting a different
> keyboard for it. Same for the mouse, and if you happen to get 2, I
> get dibs on the spare! :)
> The story I got from an IBM developer is that the PC/RT was ready
> for market in 1981, but for some reason IBM did not release it till
> '86. By then it was mostly outclassed by the competition and its
> own price, so IBM didn't sell many of them.
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