8140Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM 360 front panel on Ebay
- May 21, 2008Jim Scheef wrote:
> Sridhar,Nope. I have "all-IBM, all-Classiccmp and more practical
> I believe the question was how many 360's are running today. Do you have
> a runnable 360?
hardware, which is what the discussion had turned towards.
> Bill Degnan wrote:
> >> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM 360 front panel on Ebay
> >> John Allain wrote:
> >>>> The 360 was a dominant computer platform in the 1960's,
> >>>> but how many are still running today?
> >>> A Better bet for a MARCHian could be a PC containing emulation
> >>> hardware. Still all-IBM, all-Classiccmp and more practical.
> >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-based_IBM-compatible_mainframes
> >> I have a whole bunch of this hardware already.
> >> Peace... Sridhar
> > My point is my question - how many are running today?
> One runs continuously. (A P/390E.) Three more are in runnable
> condition but are powered off to save energy. Plus I have a couple of
> more boardsets which are not installed in machines, which are sitting in
> anti-static in a box somewhere in the house.
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