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Re: Future of the s390 port

On Aug 31, 2009, at 1:47 PM, The Fungi wrote:

I've been meaning to set up a used representative for testing in my
lab at home, and would appreciate suggestions on some of the
"smaller" options (from a space and power/thermal perspective). I've
worked with a larger S/390 sysplex in the past (unfortunately not
running Linux natively), but am curious if there's anything spported
in the ballpark of an AS/400, size-wise. Preferably something which
will run on 110V/15A power...

A Multiprise H50 or H70 would fit your needs, maybe....it's about that size, probably pretty cheap on the used market, could run z/VM 4.4. It is, however, 31-bit only. There is nothing at all 64-bit yet that fits the bill. All real z boxes are basically 2 rack cabinets' worth of stuff and don't have internal disk.

For a 64-bit box currently your only viable option in that footprint is Hercules.


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