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Cheapest Home Lab Box capable of running 5.2L

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What is the least expensive box I can buy that will handle 5.2L?
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by:Baanman
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goto  www.ebay.com  and search for RS 6000 ,

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griessh earned 1000 total points
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Hi pistonpilot,

We installed it on a 7043-150. That's the minum chrp system IBM needs to run anything above AIX 5. Performance was kind of OK. IBM discontinued that line, so you have to get a used system from places like http://www.xsnet.com/retail/XQ/catalog_name.IBM/QX/xsi.store.asp

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by:gheist
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other shops:
http://ibm.com/shop/used
http://www.rootvg.net

simple F50 seems very expensive in this XS... site.
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by:pistonpilot
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Pickup up a 7043-150 for 230 dollars with shipping today.  2 4.5 drives, 256Ram, ethernet, but without a video card - I just bought that for 29.95.

So, total cost today was close to $260.00.  

Thanks EE people.
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by:gheist
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up kernel has less features than mp btw.
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by:griessh
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The video card may not work (unless it is an IBM card). IBM uses modified Matrox cards.
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by:gheist
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For instance Matrox Mystique :
these are different hardware build than Macintosh Mystique, Mystique or Mystique 220, but some people tell you can sometimes succeed by cloning card EEPROM from  original IBM card when you have one, same with Ethernet Adapter II

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I bought a IBM GXT3000P 3D 64-Bit PCI Graphics Card.
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by:pistonpilot
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Comment from gheist   feedback
Date: 10/19/2004 10:40PM PDT
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up kernel has less features than mp btw.

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by:griessh
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Great! Good luck with AIX :-)

I assume you know the AIX documentation web page http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ds_form?lang=en_US&viewset=AIX
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I did not know the documentation page.  Assume nothing!  Thank you for the link though - I bookmarked it.

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by:gheist
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Single processor machine is less functional.
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by:pistonpilot
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Thank you.  This machine will suffice for what I want to do with it.  Non-production.  

Hey,  What can one want from a whole systems for 260 dollars?

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