Guys,

The way the new Powerxxx hardware was explained in a conference call in
January, it's all single hardward product line (something we've all been
expecting for a VERY VERY long time now... All the products talked about in
the call I was on were pxxx where xxx is some model number... p & Blade...
I'll let you figure out the SANs for blades and that's for another thread...

But the call accentuated how virtualization is becoming the force major
(sp?) with IBM...one hardware product line, HMC and the virtualize the hell
out of everything else...and yes, you can run AIXL, i5OS, Window, Linux, all
on the same box and at the same time....and I think there's more to come...



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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dow (ML)
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Subject: Re: itjungle: Bye Bye System p and i, Hello Power Systems

And then there's PILE driver...

Jones, John (US) wrote:
Better call it PILE to get Linux in there. And if it fails it'll be
called a pile of .... But be prepared to rename it PILEZ, PLIEZ, ZIPLE,
or some other nonsense once the mainframe comes over.



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