[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 19:44:00 UTC 2018
John Plemons <john at mavin.com>

If any one is interested, I have a brand new AS400 sitting upstairs in 
my computer room, it was a bought as surplus item, never used. I just 
hung onto it. It can be yours cheap, not wanting an arm and a leg for 
it, I would be open to a nice offer if anyone has an interest.

john plemons

On 10/30/2018 3:37 PM, mark wrote:
> Mark Rousell wrote:
>> On 30/10/2018 17:14, Simon Matter wrote:
> <snip>
>> Yup. When I looked at IBM Power machines before (maybe about a year ago,
>> not sure), there was actually a pricing tool on the website. You could go
>> through various options for machines (GPUs, CPUs, storage, memory, etc.)
>> and get a price. Annoyingly I didn't record detailed pricing info but, as
>> I recall, the prices were painful but not totally out of
>> comparison with high end x86-64 servers from HPE and the like. I wish I'd
>> kept the quotes now.
>>> IBM has the chance to change this now.
>> It would be nice if they would. But I think it be a very big step for
>> them to willingly reduce prices unless and until other vendors can undercut
>> them in a large enough scale. But it seems that a lot of people in larger
>> businesses still like the security of "IBM" (even if they choose to run
>> Linux on the boxes).
> Unless I'm misremembering, these are midway between small server and
> mainframe. I just did a search, and only found used systems, never new,
> and they were all "refurbed", starting at $1500, and going up to $22k...
> and still refurbed.
> I think my guess of new, > $100k is about right.
>          mark
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