AIX for IBM system 370

devin davison lyokoboy0 at
Mon Feb 1 21:58:00 CST 2016

What machine would you recommend for the Linux route. The idea being to run
the oldest machine possible.

I was looking at AIX because it ran on one of the oldest ibm machines i
could find.

I see the big S/390 machines have pretty good linux support, but god, ill
never find one around here. Pretty interesting big machines though.


On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:39 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at> wrote:

> If you want a "Unix" experience on the mainframe, the easiest/best way at
> this point
> is Linux.
> TTFN - Guy
> On 2/1/16 7:09 PM, devin davison wrote:
>> Darn. I figured as much as far as being licenced, but figured I would ask.
>> I really wanted to take a look at the AIX version of unix.
>> I don't have any of the original hardware, I assume there was a straight
>> unix port for the system 370, but i have enough native hardware that runs
>> unix i might as well not bother with it in emulation.
>> There are a bunch of software kits for the emulator online, ill take a
>> look
>> at some of the ibm specific software to see what it is like.
>> Thanks
>> --Devin
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:28 PM, Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm at> wrote:
>> As I said on the Hercules list, its licenced materials so probably not
>>> available anywhere, and IBM is pretty protective about its intellectual
>>> property.
>>> It wasn't widely used, and it wasn't popular where it was used. There was
>>> also Amdahl UTS but again licenced.
>>> Dave
>>> G4UGM
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>>> davison
>>>> Sent: 01 February 2016 23:11
>>>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
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>>>> Subject: AIX for IBM system 370
>>>> I have been messing with the Hercules emulator, and have really been
>>>> wanting to take a look at ibm AIX, and get a working install on an
>>> emulated
>>>> system 370. I have found no mention of install media or disk images of a
>>>> working system for download online.
>>>> Is there a good place to get the install media?

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