Mainframes are nice! Unfortunately, I don't know much about the four-digit codes of IBM, so I cannot tell you what exactly is in the pictures by saying: "well, this is a 3380, that over there is a 4230 and that big one is a xxxx". Who can memorize these numbers? Anyway, these are just big blue boxes :-)
These pictures were taken at a 4381 installation. The machine is retired now, but it still in the machine room. This is a /370 system and it sure looks like what a real machine should look like ;-)
The Tunnel of Hard Disks
The box behind the chair is a 4381 processor
... which is not exactly a micro-processor :-)
BASF removable-disk hard drives
Hard disk platters (from a 3380 or so)
A very nice-looking magtape-drive
The machine depicted below was the first computer in Hungary with an Internet-link. Sadly, it was discarded, the pictures were made on its last week it was up.
The 3090 CPU with the tubes
of the water colling
The pumps of the water cooling
Machine room (középfele a kisebb doboz a szervízproci, a jobboldali hosszú szekrény pedig a CPU-t rejti)
It's fun when you can take a walk between two rows of HDs
HD in service
... and a "spare-part" HD
This laser printer boots off from a floppy
The machine on the last series is still in service at the Technical University of Budapest, but since it's to expensive to maintain it, it propably will be retired soon too. It seems ther will be no real mahcines in the country... Just like the pervious one, this was a 3090 system, but the TUB has acquired a new processor for the system, an ES/9000.
A picture of the computer
The left-most box is the ES/9000 processzor
A closer look at this Enterprise Systems/9000 processor
The old 3090 processor unit
... and a peak inside
The channel connectors on the back of the unit
Some disk units with docs
... new tapes
And now for something completly different: terminals!
And for those who don't like terminals: terminals!
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