Service bureaus (Was: Tek 4051 firmware listing
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Thu Dec 16 16:30:16 CST 2010
On 12/16/10 4:15 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> If your book is an IBM publication, it shows only that IBM was
> consistent in its inconsistency.
> It'd be interesting if someone could come up with a corporate
> directive that specifies what the "official" convention was.
*That's* not gonna happen...
IBM's different hardware groups might as well be different companies,
as far as technical conventions are concerned.
Consider this: although "iSeries" and "pSeries" hardware became the
same physical platform when POWER5 was introduced, but the FRU codes for
adapters and accessories weren't merged until last year. A gigabit
ethernet adapter for an i5 system, for example, was a different product
code - at 2-4x the price - as the IDENTICAL PCI card for p5.
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