IBM 3174 C 6.4 Microcode Disks?
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 14:04:10 CST 2019
On Fri, 15 Feb 2019 at 19:27, Paul Berger via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Knowledge Center refers to it as IBM i, but it is not the name of a
> system it is just the name of another OS that runs on IBM Power systems
> and can even be vitalized on a system with other OSes.
IBM moved the AS/400 onto POWER processors. The TIMI (sp?) firmware
made this doable and binaries were portable from the old hardware. The
OS was renamed i5/OS.
Later they replaced the proprietary POWER hardware with generic POWER
servers, and they renamed the OS to IBM i.
IBM supports 3 OSes on POWER servers now: AIX, Linux and IBM i.
Silly name, though.
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