IBM Powerstation 320h

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Aug 3 16:02:47 CDT 2008


On Sunday 03 August 2008, Doc Shipley wrote:
> John Floren wrote:
> > A friend of mine told me he just got an IBM Powerstation 320h
> > system and wants to know if I want it, but I can't seem to find any
> > information on it. Anybody here got some typical specs and/or
> > opinions on the computer?
>
>    It's a variant of the 7012-320 - IBM's first desktop POWER system.
> IBM didn't publish MHz specs then, but suffice it to say that the
> thing is *slow*.  It'll run AIX 5.1, if you like pain, but v4.3 or
> even v3.2 is much more its speed.  No pun intended.

Actually, they did publish the clock speed.  According to my copy of the 
IBM RS/6000 price list from Sept 21, 1993, the 7012-32H was withdrawn 
on 8/18/93, had a list price of $11,750, and a CPU speed of 25MHz.

It's one of the slowest RS/6000 systems that IBM ever produced.

Pat
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