Origin of the term minicomputer (was Re: PDP-1 as minicomputer
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Sat Aug 21 01:34:57 CDT 2010
On 20 Aug 2010 at 22:42, Eric Smith wrote:
> IBM System p, which is a POWER7 platform integrating what was known as
> System i, formerly known as iSeries, and before that, AS/400, which
> was largely derived from the even earlier System/38.
> > If so, what makes them a minicomputer?
> History? Or that it doesn't fit very well in either the minicomputer
> or mainframe categories?
Does IBM call it a minicomputer in its marketing literature? I'm
just wondering if the mainframe, mini and micro terms are vanishing.
After all, *everything* is a microcomputer nowadays, isn't it?
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