I don't think obsolescence has been (officially) determined past V5R3 as of yet, however: Muskie and Cobra4 processors were supported through V5R1, Apache processors are supported through V5R2 but won't be supported on V5R3. I don't think you need to worry too much about getting two more releases out of an SStar, since Northstar(1998), Pulsar and IStar will reach EOS first. And I sure hope not, as we have an SStar processor in the 810 we bought last July! Regards, Scott Ingvaldson AS/400 System Administrator GuideOne Insurance Group -----Original Message----- date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 19:26:45 -0500 from: "Urbanek, Marty" <Marty_Urbanek@xxxxxxxxxxxx> subject: SStar/POWER4 OS/400 obsolescence We have a model 820 with SStar processors in it. We need to get a new box, but can't wait for the next series, so we will probably get one with POWER4. I need to have a machine for testing with the "next release" of OS/400, but keep the primary workload on the "current release" (for example, at present time, V5R3 and V5R2 respectively). Due to the increased horsepower, my primary workload will move to the new POWER4 box. I would like to continue using the older SStar box for testing the "next release". My concern is how many more OS/400 releases will be supported on the 820 SStar? I'd like to get another couple of years/releases out of it (like maybe V5R3 + 2) but I wonder if that is being too optimistic. Anybody know the answer or know where I can find that information? (educated guesses based on experience definitely welcome) Thanks, -Marty This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This information is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this document in error and that any review, dissemination, copying, or the taking of any action based on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail, and delete the original message.
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