• Subject: RE: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:26:34 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Nope.  The "AS/400" (at the time, known as System/38) came before the
IBM PC.

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Joel Fritz
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:01 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft

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.
<g>

> -----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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