IBM AS400 inquiry

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Thu Jun 4 14:20:20 CDT 2009

rescue at wrote:
> A friend of mine just obtained an AS400.
> It is a "9406-170 System S104V7NM  Subsystem QCTL".
> I know nothing of AS400s.  He did say it boots.
> So, what specs are this  ?  What does it run (OS ?, Apps ?),
> and what can be done with it (he was originally going to use
> it as an end table !!! until he found it actually booted).

Runs OS/400 (or i5/OS or whatever else they're calling it these days). 
Primarily programmed in RPG.  Kicks some database ass.  Has DB2 built-in 
to the operating system.

The memory management architecture can be considered unusual.

Peace...  Sridhar

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