9247Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM RS/6000 available
- Aug 30, 2008mejeep_ferret wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Herb Johnson"It did, eventually, because the manufacturing plant at Austin closed and
> <herbjohnson@...> wrote:
>> ... I stand behind my comment:
>> anyone interested in use of this machine or its parts
> Sadly, I have absolutely no space for it.
> Secondly, having (or being near it) would trigger intense love/hate
> feelings about the system. You see, I consulted to IBM's Kingston NY
> facility in 1990 for their mainframe AIX system. They were so bogged
> down in politics that it was a miracle that any work was ever done,
> whereas the R/S 6000 came from the Austin Texas division where they
> were free to create and deliver a leading edge high quality system.
> The envy never died.
RS/6000 manufacturing was moved to Poughkeepsie. Kingston was closed
too, and RS/6000 SP manufacturing was *also* moved to Poughkeepsie.
I think the small RS/6000s are now made in India, but large RS/6000s,
RS/6000 blades and SP systems are still made in Poughkeepsie. Blue Gene
systems are made in Rochester, MN.
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