[rescue] AS/400? Anyone?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 17 21:08:04 CST 2008

>From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
>Date: 2008/01/17 Thu PM 03:48:05 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] AS/400? Anyone?

>On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Meelis Roos wrote:
>>> Except they're not gone.  They RS/6000s and AS/400s are the same thing.
>>> Things had been moving that way since the first AS/400e systems shipped
>>> with RS64 processors.  A lot of the nice changes that came to the
>> What CPU-s did the AS400-s have before that?
>They had AS/400 CPUs.  They were CISC CPUs based off the design of the
>System/38 processors, but with a System/370-ish instruction set
>(underneath the portability layer).

Couldn't you load different "profiles" to create different instruction sets on 
that CPU. Don't know if they ever released that feature into the wild, but it 
was part of the original marketing, IIRC.


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