> At last COMMON (or was it in NOLA?) I heard Dr. S tell us all that IBM
> HQ has mandated that all new technology (in the i/p series camp) will
> be introduced on the pSeries first and then after at least 6 month finally
> on the iSeries (so not to upset the naming scheme that 'p' is for
> performance). I.e. the pSeries will always be ahead of the iSeries


   It was in MSP. This was in the context of describing the differences
between the two machines. Dr Frank said: "How do you make a pSeries from
an iSeries? Basically just pull out all the IOPs!" This is one reason
the iSeries can be behind in main processor speed and still win
benchmarks in Java and Domino - there is just less for the main
processors to do. But we've covered this ground before.....

   More interestingly Dr Frank also said that in the future there will
be no more IOPs in the iSeries.  Hmmmmm that makes the iSeries and the
pSeries the same box if you accept his prior answer...

   - Larry




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