• Subject: RE: IBM AS400 Model 2130 Server at Egghead.com
  • From: Chris Bipes <chris.bipes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 07:19:10 -0800

Our main transaction server is a model 400/2130.  We have added the
expansion cabinet and 8 2gig drives.  We have also maxed out the memory.  It
is sooo sllooowww compared to the newer, cheaper 170.  By the time you buy
the OS, you could buy a whole 270.  IBM gives away the OS with the purchase
of a new box, so it seems.

Christopher K. Bipes    mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
Sr. Programmer/Analyst  mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
CrossCheck, Inc.        http://www.cross-check.com
6119 State Farm Drive   Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102
Rohnert Park CA  94928  Fax: 707 586-1884

If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only geniuses work here.
Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000

-----Original Message-----
From: Charly Jones [mailto:charly301@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 11:50 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: IBM AS400 Model 2130 Server at Egghead.com

Looks like a __great__ deal to me.  What am I missing?  The software
doesn't get any cheaper than the P05 prices you listed, does it?
I know the hardware prices are dropping, but $249 is lower than
any 64-bit Risc processor I've seen recently.  I am tempted...
Very tempted.  Would a 13.8 Telative System Performance be good
enough for an individual "personal computer" with a real operating
system?  If a company wanted to create an
intranet web server without mucking up the production system,
wouldn't this be a good starter system?

Seems like IBM would like us all to agree that a Model 400 is only
good for filling up the nearest landfill.  I can think of
lots of ways to use one.

Charly Jones
-- IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Administrator

Geezer in Gig Harbor
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