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July, 2009

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July 23, 2009  2:18 PM

The converged 520 and 550 Power systems

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM has released a Redbook guide on the full convergence of its Power 520 and 550 servers, which now run IBM i (i5/OS), AIX and Linux. These models, announced in January 2008, came close to complete convergence that April. By last November, with the release of...

July 23, 2009  2:07 PM

Power Systems revenue down

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM reported its second-quarter revenue for 2009 last week, and the news was mostly gloomy. The so-called "converged System p" platform decreased 13%, although believe it or not, that...


July 20, 2009  6:31 PM

Instructional AJAX videos

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

Generating an AJAX response to RPG or PHP requests Building an AJAX program is a lot like building a dynamic HTML page says Profound Logic founder, Alex Roytman, but you output text or data interchange format (XML, Javascript object notation) instead of HTML. Hany Elemary, Web...


July 10, 2009  3:22 PM

RPG decidedly not dead, say Search400.com readers

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

On June 29, 2009, many Search400.com readers received an email that got them a little stirred up. I sent out our newsletter and presented an article on EGL and a blog on RPGAAS. This is what I wrote:

So is EGL the new high-definition, flat-screen replacement to that old vacuum-tube...


July 9, 2009  12:16 PM

Japanese System i resellers and ISVs form iManifest

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

More than 70 System i vendors have joined hands in Japan to form iManifest, a group dedicated to promoting the IBM System i platform. The slogan for the group is a take off a famous quote by John F. Kennedy, and it goes like this: "Ask not what IBM can do for you, ask what you can do for the IBM...


July 8, 2009  5:43 PM

Running IBM i on the JS23 and JS43 blade servers

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM has just released a Redbook with detailed implementation instructions for JS23 and JS43 IBM BladeCenter blade servers. The 594-page guide (yes, 594) is good both for an overall look at the IBM BladeCenter platform, as well as...


July 8, 2009  5:35 PM

System i guy looking to shave hair for charity

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

This might be a bit offtopic, but it's for a good cause. Aaron Bartell, a System i consultant and big proponent of RPG on the platform, is running a marathon in Chicago on Aug. 7. His goal is to raise $10,000 for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that is tackling worldwide child...


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