[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 19:46:55 UTC 2018
Richard Zimmerman <rzimmerman at riverbendhose.com>

Please contact me off list....

Many thanks,


Richard Zimmerman
River Bend Hose Specialty, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: CentOS <centos-bounces at centos.org> On Behalf Of John Plemons
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:44 PM
To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>; mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>
Subject: Re: [CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

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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