[geeks] Careeer shifting
joshua d boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Fri Aug 24 08:27:56 CDT 2001
On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 03:22:28AM -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> Sun doesn't make mainframes. end of friggin sentence. they neve have and they
> never will. everyone else has dropped out of the mainframe market, and so IBM
> is currently the only manufacturer of mainframes anymore.
OK, the E10k has IO and partitioning, which is how I used to define a
mainframe as being different from a really large server. So, what do I
use to define a mainframe now to people who are curious as to what the
> a 'frame is really friggin hard to break. an E10K is MUCH easier to break. as
> much as i love sun (i am a Sun Bigot after all) no-one does un-killable systems
> like IBM does.
The IBM mainframes at school reportedly go down if you sneeze wrong in the
building. They are really, really, really old though. Like maybe older
than the s/360 line.
Joshua D. Boyd
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