IBM S/370 retrieved

E. Groenenberg quapla at
Fri Jun 4 01:03:22 CDT 2010


I know how you are feeling, I had the same when we picked up 2 11/70
machines in Italy. Like a child in a candy shop when everything is free.

But, the Sun (6800 model?) is a bit odd?


>   I've just taken possession of a small IBM System/370 mainframe, and I
> thought I'd share the joy.  This system has been sitting in North
> Carolina waiting for me for about six months; I've only now been able to
> arrange for transport due to financial restrictions.  I've got 450
> pictures and nearly a gigabyte of video to sort through, but here's a
> quick series of shots, including one or two with yours truly striking a
> pose:
>   The system is a member of the 9370 family.  It consists of a 9375
> processor, five 9335-B01 disk drives (824MB/ea), two 9335-A01
> controllers, and a 3430 tape drive.  Everything was shrink-wrapped and
> sealed with IBM anti-tamper stickers.  All the cabling is present; it's
> all coiled up in the back of the processor cabinet.  I also received a
> mountain of documentation which I've not yet gone through.  Everything
> is absolutely pristine save for some tape residue.  I broke the seals
> and unwrapped the system personally, with camera rolling and heart
> pounding.
>   Thanks to my friend George Adkins for the Herculean effort of loading
> it onto a truck in North Carolina and bringing it down here, and my
> friends James Sharp and Pat Sherrill for assisting with the unload.
>   If I can get it running, I'd like to run VM/370 and/or MVS on it.  It
> originally ran VSE/SP.  On that note...does anyone have an appropriate
> console terminal for this system that might be available?  I believe
> that'd be a 3215, or perhaps an early (C.U.T. protocol I think) 3270.
>   I am so happy about this I can hardly contain myself. =)
>             -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire
> Port Charlotte, FL

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