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Jun 5 2007   1:19PM GMT

System i with a prettier face?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Got this from an AS/400, iSeries and System i systems integrator:

That’s right, it’s a System i 570 (notice TYPE is 9406-570), but the faceplate clearly and proudly says “System p5.” Is this the equivalent of a marketing Freudian slip from the factory? Most likely it’s just an honest mistake, but it’s another twist in the dagger of System i folks who feel that IBM isn’t doing a good enough job promoting the platform.

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  • Tom McGivern
    The 9406-570 (i5), and the 9117-570 (p5), have the same faceplate layout. What this looks like is someone took the faceplate off of a p5, and put it on the i5 (and vice-versa). While we've not done that ourselves, we could, as we have both.
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  • Walt Woolfolk
    Right - faceplates switched. Reminds me of the old old days at IBM school in Pougheepsie when the instructor would put a "bug" on a machine by switching the light covers on the error and ready lights.
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