• Subject: RE: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 08:00:59 -0800

It's something that's always puzzled me.  Which came first, the 80x86 based
pc or the AS/400?  

I'd argue that from the hardware point of view, the pc is the legacy box.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stone, Brad V (TC) [mailto:bvstone@taylorcorp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 5:51 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
> They sure liked using the word "legacy" when referring to the 
> AS/400.  They
> should look up the meaning.  too bad they don't mention the 
> model of AS/400
> they were using.
> I wonder if a windows machine will ever last long enough to be called
> legacy?
> And their storage grows at 5GB a week.  That means that since 
> 1995, if they
> started at zero, would have 1.3TB divided by 15 machines is 
> 86GB per machine
> (unless my calculator is bust).  Still getting sub-second 
> access.  I woner
> why we can't get that on only a few hundred Meg on our SQL 
> servers.  Hmmm...
> They can't be talking about their websites.  I know that's 
> not sub-second.
> I wonder if MS is feeling the power of the iSeries e-Server 
> AS/400 Midrange
> System Application e-Lou Server?
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