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IBM AS400 help

By Harold the sage
Aug 6, 2006
  1. I don't know if this is in the right catagory but, here goes. My Friends and I recently acquired an IBM AS400 and we have no idea what the specs are or the model information, or how much it's worth, if anyone can tell me it would be appreciated. I have pictures and if anyone needs more please tell me i can get them.
     

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  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It should have some sort of an IBM ID on it.
    A type-model tag looking like XXXX-YYY or a 7- or 12-character serial number for example. Punch these into the IBM support page.

    Check eBay for similar offers to see what people are paying for it. Mind you, only a real freak would want anything to do with a beast like that :p Then again, I am pretty sure there are many companies out there that depend on their AS400 systems and are in need of spare parts and such.
     
  3. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    that thing is asome!!!:hotbounce
    i want 1 of those!!
    i bet i is ticht for space, if i got one of those my parents would kill me for shure!
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    The AS-400 line was a very special offering from IBM.
    It has a 48-bit word and runs relational data for everything.

    That system is also a migration nightmare as there is no migration path
    to anything 'bigger and better', which likely the reason you got it cheap (I sure hope so!).
     
  5. Harold the sage

    Harold the sage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I got it free
     
  6. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    where did u get it?? what are you planning to do with it? sell it?? use it, as for worth it only worth what someone will pay 4 it weither its worth 1000s or not. i'm selling very old and antique computers on the internet and was told they were worth a couple $100 bucks but i so far i got $25 bucks out of 1 of em.
    f8 microcomputer
    big board computer
     
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