[rescue] RE: [SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
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Wed Jun 6 05:13:10 CDT 2001
"Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu> wrote:
> I wouldn't be surprised is IBM had a way to get it cheaper for the P390.
IIRC you can get the card with VM for under US$20,000. At least, I recall
there being something like that mentioned in Linux Journal a year or so
ago when they were going "ooh! shiny!" at the S390 port.
> Anyway, I know that VM isn't very useful by itself. I suppose that
> someone like oracle could write a version of oracle to run directly on VM,
> but VM is really meant to manage system partitioning and the running of
> other operating systems. VM is optional, and it is also quite expensive.
> That said, OS/390 is compliant enough to be certified unix. This was a
> strategic move to help encourage people to port their applications to
You mean they threw in a bunch of compatibility libraries and utilities
to keep the marketroids quiet.
David Cantrell | david at cantrell.org.uk | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/
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