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Great Find at the computer recyclers

Unread postby spoonified » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:21 am

I was browsing through my local computer recycler as I do every month or so and stumble across this IBM pseries which was missing it's front bezel so I wasn't sure exactly which model it was, but I knew it wasn't to old and offered them $200 for it (including the HMC system) got it home to find out it had 16GB of ram, the install disks for AIX 6.1 were inside the case. The model number of it is 9131-52A and it is one of the P5 520 series, I think it is a 4 way system but I am not sure, here is the lsdev:

# lsdev -C
L2cache0 Available L2 Cache)
cd0 Available 11-08-00-5,0 16 Bit SCSI Multimedia CD-ROM Drive
en0 Available 21-08 Standard Ethernet Network Interface
en1 Defined 37-08 Standard Ethernet Network Interface
ent0 Available 21-08 IBM 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PCI Adapter (23100020)
ent1 Available 37-08 IBM 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PCI Adapter (23100020)
et0 Defined 21-08 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Network Interface
et1 Defined 37-08 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Network Interface
fd0 Available 01-D1-00-00 Diskette Drive
fda0 Available 01-D1 Standard I/O Diskette Adapter
fcnet0 Defined 00-08-01 Fibre Channel Network Protocol Device
fcs0 Available 00-08 FC Adapter
fscsi0 Available 00-08-02 FC SCSI I/O Controller Protocol Device
gxme0 Defined Graphics Data Transfer Assist Subsystem
hd1 Defined Logical volume
hd2 Defined Logical volume
hd3 Defined Logical volume
hd4 Defined Logical volume
hd5 Defined Logical volume
hd6 Defined Logical volume
hd8 Defined Logical volume
hd10opt Defined Logical volume
hd9var Defined Logical volume
hdisk0 Available 11-08-00-2,0 16 Bit LVD SCSI Disk Drive
hdisk1 Available 11-08-00-4,0 16 Bit LVD SCSI Disk Drive
hdisk2 Defined 00-08-02 Other FC SCSI Disk Drive
hdisk3 Defined 00-08-02 Other FC SCSI Disk Drive
inet0 Available Internet Network Extension
isa0 Available 10-80 ISA Bus
iscsi0 Available iSCSI Protocol Device
kbd0 Defined 01-K1-00-00 PS/2 keyboard
lft0 Defined Low Function Terminal Subsystem
lo0 Available Loopback Network Interface
loglv00 Defined Logical volume
lv00 Defined Logical volume
lvdd Available LVM Device Driver
mem0 Available Memory
moj0 Available 27-08 GXT3000P Graphics Adapter
mouse0 Defined 01-K1-01-00 2 button mouse
originvault Defined Volume group
pci0 Available PCI Bus
pci1 Available PCI Bus
pci2 Available 10-58 PCI Bus
pci3 Available 10-5a PCI Bus
pci4 Available 10-5c PCI Bus
pci5 Available 10-5e PCI Bus
pci6 Available 20-58 PCI Bus
pci7 Available 20-5a PCI Bus
pci8 Available 20-5c PCI Bus
pci9 Available 20-5e PCI Bus
pci10 Available 20-60 PCI Bus
pci11 Available 20-62 PCI Bus
pci12 Available 20-64 PCI Bus
pci13 Available 20-66 PCI Bus
posix_aio0 Defined Posix Asynchronous I/O
ppa0 Available 01-R1 CHRP IEEE1284 (ECP) Parallel Port Adapter
proc0 Available 00-00 Processor
proc2 Available 00-02 Processor
proc4 Available 00-04 Processor
proc6 Available 00-06 Processor
pty0 Available Asynchronous Pseudo-Terminal
rcm0 Defined Rendering Context Manager Subsystem
rmt0 Available 06-09-00-10,0 Other SCSI Tape Drive
rootvg Defined Volume group
sa0 Available 01-S1 Standard I/O Serial Port
sa1 Available 01-S2 Standard I/O Serial Port
sa2 Available 01-S3 Standard I/O Serial Port
sa3 Available 01-S4 Standard I/O Serial Port
scsi0 Available 11-08 Wide/Ultra-2 SCSI I/O Controller
scsi1 Available 11-09 Wide/Ultra-2 SCSI I/O Controller
scsi2 Available 2A-08 Wide SCSI I/O Controller
sioka0 Available 01-K1-00 Keyboard Adapter
siokma0 Available 01-K1 Keyboard/Mouse Adapter
sioma0 Available 01-K1-01 Mouse Adapter
sys0 Available System Object
sysplanar0 Available System Planar
tty0 Available 01-S1-00-00 Asynchronous Terminal

Not a bad upgrade from my old 43p system I think, now I just need to figure out what to use it for.
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Re: Great Find at the computer recyclers

Unread postby porter » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:39 am

Able to run 6.1, cool, mine max out at 5.3
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Re: Great Find at the computer recyclers

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:01 pm

Wow that's quite a score indeed.
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Re: Great Find at the computer recyclers

Unread postby uridium » Mon May 16, 2011 7:12 pm

That's an utter steal for a p520 :) Well spotto'd!
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Re: Great Find at the computer recyclers

Unread postby gkl » Tue May 17, 2011 5:45 am

Very jealous! There's a lot of fun to be had with POWER5. Take some pictures!
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