IBM System/36

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Wed Jun 25 16:26:40 1997

> I have a chance to get a System/36. It lacks boot disks, but has most of
> the documentation. It's not too big, and has an interesting panel.

Like most IBM stuff - clean, conservative, well done.

> Anyone know what it is?

One of IBM's minicomputers from the 1980s. It replaced the System/34, but
has been replaced by the AS/400s.

> Or how to set it up?

I do not know - I have been throwing things and breaking stuff trying to
get RCS/RI's machine to boot.

> I don't know if it's worth getting or not. (It
> currently costs $200).

Not at $200. Users are abandoning the minis (Systems/34, 36, and 38) in
large crowds. I placed an ad looking for old IBMs (hoping to snag a 370 -
right), and was offered quite a few free for hauling.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Jun 25 1997 - 16:26:40 BST

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