Technically, they were Alaris motherboards, not IBM. And IBM had a pretty ambitious goal in 1993:There was this brief moment in the 1990s where they were selling the *ell out of IBM SLC/2 motherboards and generic-feeling small form-factor systems in the back pages of Computer Shopper. I remember at the time being impressed how well they ran considering the limitations, but also being a little confused why IBM was pushing a chip limited to 16MB of RAM at the same time they were trying to make OS/2 2.x relevant. They were still selling these right up to around the time Windows 95 came out, I think. Buying one in 1995 would definitely qualify as a pretty serious mistake.