IBM S/370 retrieved
rodsmallwood at btconnect.com
Fri Jun 4 02:06:03 CDT 2010
Hell yes!! What a find!
How do you supply the power and keep a thing like that cool?
From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Dave McGuire
Sent: 04 June 2010 06:18
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: IBM S/370 retrieved
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
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. =)
Port Charlotte, FL
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