[rescue] looking for IBM System/36 software

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 9 13:48:52 CDT 2015

  Yup, I too have made that mistake all too often.  It seems natural,
yet it doesn't even make a bit of sense.


On 04/09/2015 01:48 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I too confused application to technology - if it was made to generate
> accounting reports, how interesting could the technology be?
> Lionel
>> On Apr 9, 2015, at 10:15 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>>> On 04/09/2015 08:30 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> As I recall, the AS/400s were also very interesting machines - from a
>>> technology implementation perspective. I seem to recall they could emulate
> (in
>>> microcode?) earlier System/36-type systems...
>>  As I understand it, one or two very early models of AS/400 have this
>> ability.  Apparently they can run an entire copy of SSP (the System/36
>> operating system) in what amounts to a virtual machine.
>>  Very interesting indeed.
>>  I am hoping to learn a lot more about that.  There's some very
>> interesting technology in those machines.  All my life I had dismissed
>> them as dull, closed, "all business" machines, where my focus has always
>> been on scientific computing.  But dull they most certainly are
>> not...those IBMers did some really good stuff in those designs.  They
>> really knew what they were doing.
>>                -Dave
>> --
>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ/3
>> New Kensington, PA
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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ/3
New Kensington, PA

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