WooHoo... Big Iron at auction IBM S/390

From: Tom Ponsford <tponsford_at_theriver.com>
Date: Mon Oct 4 15:40:31 2004

A little more information;

Apparently, it is a S390 Parallel Enterprise Server Generation 4
other lots with it include;
IBM 3480 Mag Tape subsystem
1 IBM 3422 Tape Drives
IBM 3990 Disk Controller
9392/B23 Disk Array (16 Bays)
IBM 3174 Network Processor

and what I believe is the IBM Coupling Facility, but I'm not sure (It's the
darkblue doublewide cabinet.)

I did not write down the system model numbers, as I had to track down a
warehouse person to let me open up the cabinets, and as I was pressed for time
I had to forgo the 15 min wait.

You can probably call the surplus people and if you tell them where to look.
they will most likely find the information for you.

I think more specifics on the system were in the system binders, that were
actually wedged inside the front doors of the S390 cabinet.



Tom Ponsford wrote:
> Hey all you big iron collectors!!
> Tomorrow at the UA auction they got a Big S/390 with all the auxiliary
> cabinets. I fortunatly had my digital camera with me this time,s as the
> University FORGOT to post the computer on it's online site.
> This means that a lot of would-be purchasers may not be there. I suspect
> that the 390 and the associated cabinets will go cheap, but who knows.
> The University may decide to postpone the auction for the 390 til next
> time. If they don't..Here's your chance.
> You can bid by phone. But you'll need to set up an account with them
> before the auction. Auction starts at 8:30 MT (tucson Az.). I expect
> that they will get to the s/390 at aroun 11:00 or 12:00 noon.
> I have some photos I took this morning. They are not labeled. I've
> written down more info and I'm looking it up as we speak. The 390 is
> circa 1999/2000 and is in #2 condition which is next to new. Several
> books/binders w documentation. Hey don't these things run linux on a
> virtual partition??
> Anyway, see for yourself. (the brown lines on the machines is tape. It's
> too keep people from opening the cabs and removing componenets during
> inspection day (today)
> http://personal.riverusers.com/~dponsford/UAauction.html
> Auction web page:
> http://pacs.web.arizona.edu/surplus/public/auction-sale_home.html
> Tom
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