Yes currently it's running v3r6 but all of their applications are S/36. The as/436 is a "hybrid" of sorts.
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Have you laid hands on this machine? Wasn't there a model like that which didn't run OS/400 but actually just ran S/36 SSP? And I'm not talking about environment.
We were migrating from S/36's to AS/400's and in that process we had one (semi autonomous) plant where the plant manager went to one of these instead. He's now my boss. Great guy but I thought that move was a bit odd.
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Date: 09/16/2015 08:58 PM
Subject: QIC tape support & as/436
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A colleague of mine has a client with an old as/436 (yep that?s right a
436!) and they are looking at getting a shiny new system. The problem
(well other than doing multiple upgrades in the process) is that the only
drive on the system is the trusty internal QIC tape drive. Since I?m not
really that much of a hardware guy I thought I?d see if anyone knows if
there are external QIC drives that will work with a new system (most
likely entry level and cheapest on the market) running on v7.2. I suspect
they might be SOL on that front. According to the midrange.com wiki it
appears that the 436 can run v5r1 and if I?m reading that correctly then
we can handle most of the stuff up to that point then it?s finding someone
that can restore to v5r4 & save at v5r4 and load that to the v7.2 box.
Maybe I?m underestimating but I love seeing any company stepping forward
instead of clinging to the past so any assistance would be most