[rescue] AS/400? Anyone?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 08:34:16 CST 2008

Mark wrote:
> On 17 Jan 2008, at 19:28, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 02:14:34PM -0500, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>> Anyone want a AS/400? 3 cabinet system, complete?
>> Does IBM still sell AS/400's?
>> I have some very anti AS/400 opinions and the effect they had on IBM's
>> finances when the company stopped selling low end 370's to force  
>> customers
>> to buy AS400's, and said so on another mailing list. (circa 1990-1991)
>> I also said that now, IBM is concentrating on Z/390's and RS6000's,
>> with the AS400's gone.
>> Details or corrections would be appreciated.
> Only person I know who worked on AS/400 thinks they are the spawn of  
> Satan. I believe eventually the company in question migrated to RS/ 
> 6000 and ended up with a huge server room with a small clump of RS/ 
> 600s looking lonely in 1 corner and an Air-con unit they didn't need  
> anymore :)

It does certain things very well, but it's not really a general-purpose 
architecture by any stretch of the imagination.

Peace...  Sridhar

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