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Re: Number of installed AS/400s - (Plain Text)


  • Subject: Re: Number of installed AS/400s - (Plain Text)
  • From: leif@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 07:03:56 -0500

fixed

IBM does give out the number of AS/400s because information is
power and that power they do not wish to share.

----- Original Message -----
From: Emilio Padilla T. <vpadilla@guate.net>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 12:54 AM
Subject: RE: Number of installed AS/400s - (Plain Text)


> Hi,
> I don't know why IBM don't give the actual number of operating AS/400.
They
> DO have the number, I tell you why:
>
> 1. Every time you do an Upgrade, they know that is an Upgrade (They take
the
> old box with them)
> 2. Every time you loose an Load disk, a control panel or a main processor
> you have to revalidate your System password (They are the only one's who
can
> give it to you).
> 3. They have data on every system installed and their respective license.
>
> I tell you this because I us to be a consultant for an IBM business partner
> who represent it in Central America and the Caribbean. (IBM left this
> countries on early 90's)
>
> Emilio Padilla
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On
> Behalf Of Rich Duzenbury
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 6:33 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: RE: Number of installed AS/400s
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Rob Berendt
> > Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 8:36 AM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: RE: Number of installed AS/400s
> >
> >
> > I am kinda curious.  Are you supporting a standard package that
> > doesn't use new OS or
> > language function, or, do you do a lot of custom work?
> I do both.  The standard package does change frequently and does use new OS
> features.  However, I'm not doing much of the coding on my machine because
> there isn't enough room or horsepower.  Because the 400 is good at backward
> capability, the same old dial in works pretty much as it always has, even
on
> the newer machines.  As far as custom work goes, it's about half and half.
> The basics get developed on my machine to a unit-tested form, and then they
> get moved to the client box so they can test at their leisure prior to
> production.  Small jobs oftentimes get coded directly on the client
> processor.
>
> > Otherwise
> > are you the consultant
> > the other person mentioned that wanted to know what a date data
> > type was?  > I am not meaning this as a flame personally.
> Urrr - I don't know what you are referring to.  I do happen to understand a
> little about the AS/400 database.
>
> > It must be expensive to be a
> > consultant if you really want
> > to stay up to date.
> It can be.  In my case, because of a new product I've developed, I need a
> machine with upgraded capabilities.  In the past, it was pretty much just
> dial up.  Now, I expect to be pumping 10GB databases on and off the system
> rather frequently.
>
> > rduz@aros.net on 05/15/99 01:59:01 AM
> > Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@Internet
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@Internet
> > cc:
> > Fax to:
> > Subject:      RE: Number of installed AS/400s
> >
> > That's what I'm going to do.
> >
> > My trusty D04, with an RP of 1 and change, running V2R3M0, a
> > total of 800MB storage  (400 of that taken by the OS) will have
> > it's lights put out sometime later this year.  I've tried lots of
> > different remote access solutions and for my customers that don't
> > have a network (about four - still!), good ol appc passthrough is
> > the best way to connect for on-line support.
> >
> > It has been running continuously with very little maintenance
> > since early 1992.  I was glad to have the hardware support, as
> > the tape drive went out in the machines 13th or 14th month of
> > service, but otherwise, no problems.
> >
> > The new order is for a 170, but it hasn't been approved by the
> > boss (me) yet.  Anything special to watch out for in a 170 config?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Rich
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > > [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Art Baker
> > > Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 5:18 PM
> > > To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> > > Subject: RE: Number of installed AS/400s
> > >
> > >
> > > I wonder how many of these AS400 machines will be running after
> > > 12/31/99? I
> > > know of one company that has an old AS400 that has not been
> > upgraded in 10
> > > years. They are just going to turn it off at the end of this year (they
> > > already have another system setup).
> > > Art
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Fisher, Don [mailto:DRF@HeiligMeyers.com]
> > > Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 2:54 PM
> > > To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> > > Subject: RE: Number of installed AS/400s
> > >
> > >
> > > 550,000, eh?
> > >
> > > I wonder, being the cynical person that I am, how many of those
> > > "installed"
> > > AS/400s are still running.  Does this number include all AS/400s ever
> > > installed, including ones that have been replaced by newer models and
> > > subsequently discarded?
> > >
> > > And then there's the question of whether a single AS/400 can be counted
> > > multiple times by being installed at one site, replaced by a
> > newer model,
> > > installed at another site, and so on.
> > >
> > > Don't get me wrong folks.  I'd like to believe that number, but
> > the use of
> > > the word "installed" rather than "operating" makes me very suspicious.
> > >
> > > Donald R. Fisher, III
> > > Project Manager
> > > Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company
> > > (804) 784-7500 ext. 2124
> > > Don.Fisher@HeiligMeyers.com
> > > <clip>
> > > >Supposedly there are over 500,000 AS/400s installed around the world.
> > > <clip>
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