IBM System z9 available near Ann Arbor, MI

Torfinn Ingolfsen tingox at
Wed Feb 10 13:58:07 CST 2016


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:47 PM, Curious Marc <curiousmarc3 at> wrote:
> Now that's some serious hardware, thanks for posting. IBM folks, what would you run on something like this if you had it "at home"? What OS and apps does it run?

Operating system: I would be surprised if it runs anything besides
z/OS and Linux.

> Marc
>> On Feb 10, 2016, at 11:36 AM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was stopping by a local recycler to pick up a few Cisco switches I bought
>> to add to my lab, and while I was there, I happened to spot a complete IBM
>> System z9 machine out of the U-M Health System.
>> The fellow that I was speaking with indicated that they might accept a
>> little bit less than the tagged price.
>> Perhaps this is a bit on the new side for the list but I figured these
>> don't come around too often and this might be a good place to find it a
>> home... I know there are lots of IBM enthusiasts here.
>> Best,
>> Sean

Yes, I am an (ex)IBMer.
No, I haven't had my hands on a mainframe.
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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