AS/400s in the Champaign area

From: Christopher Smith <>
Date: Fri Apr 19 10:36:47 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gene Buckle []

> Chris, if you get the chance can you find out if they're CISC or RISC
> machines?

Sure -- here's what I know about them (it? We'll get to that) so far...

The first cabinet is marked "Application Server/400 9406" If I'm not
mistaken, that makes it a RISC model.

It contains two EMC SCSI arrays, a tape library of some sort, made by
Phillips, a <whatever that box with the power switch on it is...>, a
QIC-1000, or similar tape drive, and at least one card cage which is
mostly full.

There is a second rack, but I'm not convinced that it's a separate
system. It only says "Application Server 400" on the tag -- no model
number, no "system cabinet" label in the back like the other one has.

This second rack has (I think) some cards in the cage, and the unit
in the middle of the rack with the power switch on it, but nothing

There are a few other things floating around with these. Twinax cable,
power cords, an (I wrote IBM 7206-002, but I can't find that model, and
I see that 7206 is a 4mm drive, which this is not... so I think...)
7208-002 external tape drive.

So does anyone know how to tell whether these are one system or two?

They're actually a bit smaller than I had been told. Each rack is about
the size of a relatively small refrigerator. I'm right around 6' tall,
and these are shorter than I am.

On another note, my fiancee has expressed some interest in it. I'll try
to find out over the weekend whether she wants it or not. Personally I
don't like AS/400s enough to have one this large ;)

The last thing is that the guy who has it will probably want some money
for it. As of now, I have no idea how much, nor does he, AFAIK.

Anyway, John, if you're still interested, let me know, and I'll see about
putting you in touch with the current owner -- assuming that the fiancee
doesn't decide she really needs a very large AS/400.


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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