UX, AIX, FLAYX...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Sep 5 16:10:26 CDT 2007
On Sep 5, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>> I'm not aware of much that modern PPC processers can't do that POWER
>>> can, other than things intended for the support of legacy IBM OSs
>>> as OS/400 or zOS.
>> z/OS is a "legacy" OS? Sure doesn't look that way to me.
>> Am I just blind today or something?
> I was going to say something to that effect. *sigh*
> I believe MVS is selling/running on a greater number of copies now
> than it ever has in the past.
Indeed, I've read that as well.
> Also, in other messages in this thread, people have been saying
> stuff to the effect that pSeries and zSeries aren't architecturally
> all that different anymore. Anyone who says that hasn't used
> zSeries hardware. That would be like saying that the Tandem NonStop
> S is similar to the SGI Indigo^2 because they're both based on MIPS
> R4400. Or that the Cray T3E is similar to the Compaq Alphastation
> 1200 because they're both based on Alpha EV56. Hogwash.
"Hogwash" is definitely a good way to put it. :-)
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