IBM RS/6000 Model 550L

The RISC System/6000, or RS/6000 for short, is a family of RISC and UNIX based servers, workstations and supercomputers made by IBM in the 1990s. The RS/6000 family replaced the IBM RT computer platform in February 1990 and was the first computer line to see the use of IBM's POWER and PowerPC based microprocessors. RS/6000 was renamed eServer pSeries in October 2000.

Our unit is an IBM RS/6000 Model 550L using RISC with an IBM AIX operating system.
Machine type: 7013, Machine Model 550L, Machiner ID 77
RAM: 192MB

IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station became available in 1987:

The ASCII Display Station IBM 3151 is a 14-inch diagonal color CRT display (specify green, amber or white screen)
24 lines of 80-132 characters each
Consists of two elements: Display/Logic and Keyboard
Optionally offered emulation of other ASCII display terminals:

Our working model was very kindly donated by Rubicon Computer Systems of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk who since 1976, have been developing and supplying integrated software and technical solutions to a wide range of industries.

Manufacturer: IBM
Date: 1990

IBM RS/6000 Model 550L Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
IBM RS/6000b 550L Switch On Procedures IBM 0000

Magazines RELATED to IBM RS/6000 Model 550L in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Byte November 1992 November 1992

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IBM 5160 XT IBM 1st January 1983
IBM PC Jr 4860-067 IBM 1st November 1983
IBM 5170 / PC AT IBM 1984
IBM 5155 Portable Computer IBM 1st June 1984
IBM 5140 Convertible Computer IBM April 1986
IBM PS/2 Model 50 IBM 1987
IBM PS/2 Model 70 IBM 1987
IBM PS/2 Model 30 286 IBM April 1987
IBM PS/2 Model 30 (Dual FD) IBM April 1987
IBM PS/2 Model 30 (FD/HD) IBM April 1987
IBM PS/2 Model 80 (8580-071) IBM 2nd April 1987
IBM PS/2 Model 55SX IBM October 1987
IBM PS/1 IBM 1990
IBM Model 8573-121 IBM January 1990
IBM RS/6000 320 IBM 15th February 1990
IBM PS/2 Note IBM 1991
IBM PS/2 Model 95 (8595) IBM 1991
IBM PS/2 Multimedia Model 75 (M75) 486SLC2 IBM 1992
IBM RISC System/6000 250 IBM 1993
IBM ThinkPad 2523-710T IBM 1993
IBM ThinkPad 701CS IBM 1995
IBM ThinkPad 755CEX IBM March 1995
IBM ThinkPad 365XD IBM 1996
IBM RS/6000 SP2 Type 7025 IBM 1996
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IBM RS/6000 Model 550L

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