[rescue] AS/400? Anyone?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 09:23:51 CST 2008

Mark wrote:
> From: Sridhar Ayengar
>> 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.
> Have IBM ever done anything that is a good General Purpose machine? A lot of
> people think POWER is too floating point biased. Cell BE definitely is.

Those people who thing POWER is too floating-point heavy would not be me.

System/z is an excellent general purpose architecture.  It just happens 
to be implemented in very large machines most of the time.

Peace...  Sridhar

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