06 Januari 2017
Anacdotes added from Jan Visser.
06 September 2016
Greg Engelstad has written a System/3 emulater in C#.
23 August 2015
Added some pictures of an IBM 3976-3 modem.
27 June 2015
Spent a great days
together with Jochen restoring an IBM 5410 (model 10).
Here is the
The system is assembled again, but it won't power-up (-4V PSU problem)
06 June 2015
An 5412 with 3340 disk drive and 3411 tape unit saved from the scrapper.
See the remaining list at the bottom.
(thanks Johannes for spotting this one)
09 April 2015
I was lucky to buy IBM 3277 model 1 terminal.
It is working, in very good state and complete with power cord.
16 November 1014
IBM System/3 model 8 with on auction on eBay US.
The owner decided to keep if for a while in storage.
08 October 2014
I compiled a invetory list of remaining IBM System/360 & 370's.25 - 27 September 2011
Second visit of two days
at the Dansk
Computer Museum restoring an IBM 5415 model 15.
Here is the
The 3340 drives are still not operational due to a missing terminator card.
17 May 2014
Won on eBay a System/3 Basic Storage Module (BSM). A 8kByte unit without any logic
cards or documentation, but still worth the costs. pic1, pic2
Hopefully this module still contains an image of the card SCP (5701-SC1).
It will be a real challange to dump its contents to a PC file.
11 September 2013
Here are some pictures of Glenn's model 6.
He is now trying to get the system up and running again.
8 August 2013
The new owner of the IBM system/3 auctioned on eBay is Glenn Henry.
He was the manager of a software package "S/3 Mod BASIC" for the model 6.
Eventually it can be seen on: http://www.glennsmuseum.com/
He has plans make this model 6 operational agian.
19 July 2013
A very nice System/3 model 6 with 5440 diskpacks was auctioned on eBay.
4 July 2013
Received a very nice S/3 (nicknamed the Red Baron) anacdote from Jeff.
2 Juni 2013
Found another 2 remaining system/3's.
See the remaining list at the bottom.
19 May 2013
Added information from the IBM Servce for Consultants manual 1983.
See the software page.
30 April 2013
Received a story from Günter
17 February 2013
Updated the System/3 model 10
emulator. See http://ibmsystem3.nl/emulators.html
09 February 2013
Received an email from Brain
Gilbert. He wrote
a Standards Manual piecemeal during
his career in computing as programmer/analyst/DP Manager and
In 1975 it
was printed as a small book for promotional purposes. He has
now published it
on Amazon at
Search on your
local Amazon for the title 'Data
Processing Standards Tailored for IBM System/3'
28 Oktober 2012
Added a S/3 annoucement
article and "incorrect" S/3 logotype accourding to Paul Rand.
Added a IBM System/3 publication.
06 September 2012
two System/3 to the remaining list, one found in
Milano, Italy and
the other in Melbourne, Australia.
Received some pictures (pic1,
Jochen's System/3 in Trier.
Nice restauration project.
27 August 2012
Dutch Owen (creater of the
Model 10 emulator) started to enhance my model 15B emu.
The emulator runs now with
His goal is to get CCP running in a 15D with TN3270 socket
11 June 2012
Received two nice pictures
from Jenny of a typical Dutch computerroom in the 70's and
a nice anakdote.
25 May 2012
A lot of
information and pictures
received from members of the System/3 development team.
Added two new user stories.
15 February 2012
Added two saved System/3 to
list, both located in Europe: Spain and Germany.
23 - 27 May 2011
Spent five great days
at the Dansk
Computer Museum restoring an IBM 5415 model 15
to operational status.
Here is the
The CPU is now running
and can be IPL-ed from the attached 3741.
There was not enough time to
repair the IBM 3340. This has to wait for
my next visit
to the museum.
11 April 2011
Added background information
of BASIC on the model 6 received from Glenn Henry.
20 March 2011
Added two IBM System/3 ad's
found on eBay
02 Oktober 2010
Received a picture from Marcel
Stolz of the remaining S/3 in Bern. Thanks !
Added to the remaing page.
29 July 2010
some nice S/3 model pictures
from Vin Scimone. Thanks !
27 July 2010
an email from Alessandro
"I have discovered more than 15 years ago one fully expanded Model 10,
including 5445 external disks and the 1403 printer.
Unfortunately, during years some parts of the system where lost
(external disk, printer and printer controller)."
Hopefully more details and pictures will follow.
17 July 2010
Greg's extensive memories of the IBM System/3. Thanks !
14 May 2010
Received an email from Ralf
Buelow, Zentrum für Kultur- und Wissenschaftskommunikation
Kiel, Germany (www.mediendom.de).
They have an IBM 5415 and 3741 from the Bitburger Pils
brewery in Bitburg.
08 May 2010
Added some RPG and assembler
program listings to the software page.
02 May 2010
emailed me that he found an
IBM system/3 at the Dansk computer museum
was not listed on my Remaining
05 April 2010
Started a project to interface
a IBM 5496 with a PC.
I can now read and transfer 96 column cards to PC files,
not only source data but also IPL cards. See demo.
Please contact me if you have IBM 96 columns which you would
Added on Youtube a movie
the model 15 console in action.
25 February 2010
Added some IBM System/3
related ad's found on Google-News.
30 Oktober 2009
My System/3 model 15B
has a new home in Germany.
The new owner is Alex Brenner.
08 July 2009
Updated remaining systems web
page after receiving an email from Rochester:
"The System/3 is no longer on display with the other machines that are
displayed at the site."
IBM published a small article on their internal website: "System/3
22 June 2009
Added history of Rochester and
an overview of S/3 in use by the Texas Local Goverment in
Updated remaining system list.
15 June 2009
Added a webpage with IBM S/3
ad's and promotion material.
13 June 2009
Added webpage IBM S/3
Publications, books & manuals.
Added some IBM internal publications (thanks Dick)
08 June 2009
promotion movie with sound
uploaded on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2.
07 June 2009
Email from Yves, a model 12
has surfaced in France and has been secured by Frederic Bossu.
27 May 2009
Mike's model 10 is up and
running again. See YouTube.
22 May 2009
Received development team
names. Thanks Ralph, Dick, Bob !
17 May 2009
Added Dick Trachy contribution
(many thanks) to the history page.
Added a very nice development
29 Apr 2009
A new version of the
S/3 SIMH emulator is uploaded and can be found here.
It has support to IPL
stand-alone programs from the MFCU and enhancements to
24 Apr 2009
Received an email from Gil
Carrick. His museum has secured two
A model 8(!) and a model 10. Pictures will follow.
18 Apr 2009
Added a comprehensive
of all software and
available for the S/3.
08 Apr 2009
Mike Ross has bought the
below mentioned system.
Added a 5410, 5412, 5415
stored at CHM to the remaining list
27 Mar 2009
Received an email from Brandon
Karr. Her family has somewhere in the
USA a complete model 10 stored.
10 Jan 2009
Found another surviving
System/3 on the internet: Olmsted
County Historical Society Museum in Rochester, Minnesota
Looks like a basic model 10.
29 Dec 2008
Added a picture column to the
remaining systems webpage
28 Dec 2008
Added a link to Youtube: my
model 10 printing some assemble lines.
Added a Model
10 found after some websearch in
26 Dec 2008
Added a page with some model
10 detail information and this blog page..
Re-arranged overview page.
24 Dec 2008
Received an email from Marcel
Stolz of the University of Bern,
Switzerland that they have an IBM system/3
which was not listed
on my Remaining
"Our IT group is planning to
recompose the whole system in a place
accessable to public an I will be
glad to inform you about the
exact state of the machine, as soon as I
will know more."