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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:32 pm 
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Hahah you saw good, IBM Total Storage lanyard, and in the backgroud an InfoWindow keyboard :)

The Big Blue hardhat definitely wins the prize though! You've gotta crop that into a headshot and put it in as your avatar... :D

I stuck a maxtor LXT-200 234 megabyte drive into my PS/2 50z in October 2001, I shudder to think about what I must have paid for it:
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                       MAXTOR MODEL LXT-200S SCSI DRIVE
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              Interface: SCSI                  RLL 1,7 Encoding

Capacity, Unformatted                Capacity, Formatted ESDI Compatible

Per Drive (Mbytes)  : 234.00         Per Drive (Mbytes)  :  201.00
Per Surface (Mbytes):                Per Surface (Mbytes):  29.60
                                     Per Sector (Bytes)  :  512

Parameters                           Performance Specifications

Cylinders  :  Physical=1320          Transfer rate. Mbits/sec      :  10
           :  Logical=1314           Access Time (Average)         :  15msec
           :  Sectors/Track(6 Zones) Access Time (Track-To-Track)  :  3msec
           :  Zone 1=33              Access Time Maximum)          :  30msec
           :  Zone 3=53
Data Heads :  7
Pre-Comp   :  NONE

MTBF:  50,000 Hours (POH)            Dimensions (Inches): 1.625"x4.0"x5.750"

I also upgraded the RAM to 4 meg. I shudder to think what that expenditure must have been too... :roll:

I think I still have the original teensy hard disk it came with, if anyone wants it give me a holler, I think it sports a DOS 6.22
installation... :shock:

Oh and the original IBM keyboard is indestructible, it's plugged into my 200 MHz Pentium Pro, running Slackware 13.0, doing duty as the firewall between the Internet and my LAN. Numerous NMB keyboards have bit the dust over the period of time that this keyboard has been performing flawlessly. It's built like a Sherman Tank, from the era before the keyboard industry became comoditized...

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Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Oh and the original IBM keyboard is indestructible, it's plugged into my 200 MHz Pentium Pro, running Slackware 13.0, doing duty as the firewall between the Internet and my LAN. Numerous NMB keyboards have bit the dust over the period of time that this keyboard has been performing flawlessly. It's built like a Sherman Tank, from the era before the keyboard industry became comoditized...


Must be a Model M. Quite possibly the best keyboard ever made.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:54 pm 
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I have an IBM XT (8088) with a 20 MB MFM hard disk and 640 KB of RAM. I plan to test PC/IX in this machine.

I also have an IBM PS/1 with a 486SX @ 20 MHz, 32 MB RAM and 500 MB hard disk. I plan to run Xenix in this machine.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:57 pm 
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    AS/400 9404-E20 V3R2
    AS/400 9401-P03 V3R1
    AS/400 9401-150 V4R4
    AS/400 9406-720 V5R1?
    PS/2 55SX (both dead, floppy drive faults)
    IBM Thinkpads

I have happily collected several AS/400s, have not powered the 720 yet due to the special power cabling requirements (15A mains), and one of the 150s is sick (showing a SRC 00000003 - short in PSU?), the others work well, managed to get Token Ring network between the E20 and the P03.

A friend has a IBM 3430 tape drive off a System/38 and I understand that adding a SPD 2644 to the E20 and some suitable bus/tag/terminator cables between them and it might work.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1182472902 ... directlink

If anyone has spare bus/tag cables and terminators that are surplus to their needs would be interested in discussing shipping options.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:06 pm 
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ilukeberry wrote:
I have to disagree with you... There is a lot of opensource software being compiled and packaged in .rpms for AIX.. and it's fairly up2date http://www.perzl.org/aix/
Also my 9111-285 is build like a tank and it works very well.. currently the fastest RISC box i own.


Looking to getting back into UNIX workstations and the 285 caught my eye .. and maybe learn AIX as well :) PCs and Macs are so boring ...

Its down to trying to get a HP c8000 or a IBM 9111-285. How does HP-UX and AIX compare?

Also, how fast the 285 for general use .. eg. using Firefox 3.5/3.6? If you don't mind, trying running this javascript benchmark on your machine:

http://www.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0. ... river.html

Thanks!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:31 am 
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Looking to getting back into UNIX workstations and the 285 caught my eye .. and maybe learn AIX as well :) PCs and Macs are so boring ...

From a hardware standpoint yes, they're all based around the same commodity ASICs, but from a software standpoint they do have some interesting tricks. Definitely common, but that's not always bad.

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Its down to trying to get a HP c8000 or a IBM 9111-285. How does HP-UX and AIX compare?



Given the choice of the two I'd go AIX, no questions. HP-UX is pretty plain SysV+Veritas, while AIX still has some neat tricks in it that other systems don't necessarily add (going off of what I've skimmed, as my systems are all old MCA-based so I've not played with 5.3, 6.1 or 7). If you know of a specific reason for you to go HP-UX that may swing things, but otherwise it's not too interesting.

It also doesn't hurt that POWERs are still being produced whereas PA-RISC has been on the dump pile for a few years. If you do go HP-UX I'd recommend looking for a Itanium so you're at least at the current version on current hardware. On the additional bump note there you can try out OpenVMS as well, and get the feel for another OS with some very innovative/well implemented features that may sadly be dying.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:24 am 
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SAQ wrote:

Given the choice of the two I'd go AIX, no questions. HP-UX is pretty plain SysV+Veritas, while AIX still has some neat tricks in it that other systems don't necessarily add (going off of what I've skimmed, as my systems are all old MCA-based so I've not played with 5.3, 6.1 or 7). If you know of a specific reason for you to go HP-UX that may swing things, but otherwise it's not too interesting.

It also doesn't hurt that POWERs are still being produced whereas PA-RISC has been on the dump pile for a few years. If you do go HP-UX I'd recommend looking for a Itanium so you're at least at the current version on current hardware. On the additional bump note there you can try out OpenVMS as well, and get the feel for another OS with some very innovative/well implemented features that may sadly be dying.


I ended up getting a c8000. I wanted a IBM 285, but none were listed in Australia and shipping from overseas would've costed a fortune. I'll definitely keep an eye out for a 285 and maybe also get back in SGI as well :)

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:23 pm 
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You were saying about the 285...?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixel_maso ... 863218653/

I has one !!


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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:20 am 
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Just in case anyone didn't see this on the sun-rescue list today:
there's a whole bunch of brand-new in-box 2-way IntelliStation 285s on eBay UK right now for GBP 150!

Amazing price, I wish I could get one in the US for that much

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Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:35 am 
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So I never posted here. My AIX boxen are a 2-way POWER6 Power 520, which is my main server, and an Apple Network Server, running AIX 6.1TLmumble and 4.1.5 respectively. I've thought about getting an old RS/6000 workstation with 3.2.5 to relive the glory days, since I administered a passle of 3.2.5 machines in my previous career.

Other than that, my other real honest-to-Watson hardware is a beat-up old Aptiva which I don't know why I've kept all these years, and a couple of PCjrs which were the only PCs I actually liked because the Peanut was an appealing little machine. I even have the hard case for it.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:59 am 
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Hardware member, though I do wish I kept the P/390 to throw in an RS/6000.


Curioser and curiouser...what did you mean by this? Can you put an RS/6000 board in a P/390? And what can you do with it?

I believe it is the other way around; you put the 390 board into an RS/6000. :mrgreen:

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:37 pm 
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I've thought about getting an old RS/6000 workstation with 3.2.5 to relive the glory days, since I administered a passle of 3.2.5 machines in my previous career.

The glory days? Looks like you've never had to put an AIX 3 machine in an YP network... :evil:

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No, we weren't a YP/NIS shop. And thank goodness. :lol:

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