• Subject: Re: AS/400 History
  • From: "Rob Dixon" <rob.dixon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 00:06:03 +0100

Steven

Your friend is correct.  The S/36 came out after theS/38. When the /38 was
originally announced, 1978? or thereabouts, it was a totally different and
much more advanced architecture from the S/34 that was then current.  The
/38 did not really replace the /34 so the S/36 was introduced later to do
this and had a similar architecture to the /34.  The /38 was born from a
"future systems" project for a mainframe replacement.  This was stopped but
the /38 arose from the ashes and was very innovative (then and still
today).  The AS/400 was essentially a repackaged /38 although it has
changed a great deal since then (48 to 64 bit architecture, etc.).

Rob Dixon

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> From: Steven Sharpe <ssharpe@accucomm.net>
> To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject: AS/400 History
> Date: 08 July 1998 19:24
> 
> I am having a debate over AS/400 history and I'm hoping someone on the
List
> can settle it.  What was the order of computer platforms introduced by
IBM -
> (System 36, System 38, AS/400)?
> 
> I say the order was 36, 38, 400.  My friend says it was 38, 36, 400. 
Could
> someone help me settle this?
> 
> Thanks!
> --
> Steven Sharpe       --  steven_sharpe@bigfoot.com
> Sharpe Consulting --  sharpeconsulting@hotmail.com  -- (912) 328-9066
>       AS/400 Consulting
> 
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