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Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM 360 front panel on Ebay

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  • Sridhar Ayengar
    ... Nope. I have all-IBM, all-Classiccmp and more practical http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-based_IBM-compatible_mainframes hardware, which is what the
    Message 1 of 7 , May 21, 2008
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      Jim Scheef wrote:
      > Sridhar,
      >
      > I believe the question was how many 360's are running today. Do you have
      > a runnable 360?

      Nope. I have "all-IBM, all-Classiccmp and more practical
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-based_IBM-compatible_mainframes"
      hardware, which is what the discussion had turned towards.

      Peace... Sridhar

      > 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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