On 1/24/07, albartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I think it is a real shame that IBM does this, since the 600 CPW are way underpowered and slow (The minimum requirements for a one developer workspace for WAS is _twice_ that) - but also very expensive. That is interesting because from what I understand much of IBM's System i5 new lines of business aren't selling boxes for people recently adopting RPG but instead those wanting to run their Java web app on solid scalable hardware. Maybe they figure nobody buying an entry level machine will want to run Java web apps?
I think IBM figures it cant compete whereever MSFT is: OS, run times and languages. check out this latest from MSFT: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/01/23/asp-net-ajax-1-0-released.aspx Where IBM thinks it can make money is consulting and applications. The i5 is a part of this because it can run an application/solution with a minimum of admin. The problem with this is if you are an IBM customer who wants to program your own applications - because the system is so slow it make little sense to code the app for the as400. -Steve