I'm in an intriguing position to acquire what I think is a P670 or P690 eServer mainframe to be put in a local data center (couldn't find the exact number). I say intriguing because I have a small web hosting side to my business and I could acquire this unit for only $500 (to be added to my co-lo data center area... so in other words, I have a place to put it... and if I were to get it working, I'd have a use for it. )
- 8 X 1.5Ghz proc's
- 48GB RAM
- 2 X DVD RAM drives
- Quite a few GB NIC's
- No HD's in the Hot Swapable Drive Bay!
- No Power cord.
Anyway, I wanted to bring this situation to you (more knowledgeable) folks to see what you might have to say about it. .
It looks to be in good shape other than missing it's power cord and HD's.
My immediate thoughts are that it may be a pain having to deal with learning the OS, purchasing new HD's and a Power Cord just to learn if it works. However, on the flip side, even if I gut it, I would have a $500 42U rack.. which is pretty cheap (though I guess I would have to buy 23" to 19" adapters).
TIA for your comments.