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November 9, 2007  11:27 AM

The i5/OS blade: Confusion, then resolution



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware

As I said in a previous post, the i5/OS blade isn't coming until next year. That is still the case, despite some confusion borne by an IBM press release. I found out about the press...

November 7, 2007  3:55 PM

i5/OS on blade server not coming until next year



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Logical partitions, Operating systems, System i hardware

There was plenty of talk earlier this year that a server blade running i5/OS might be ready by the end of this year, but in conversations I had this week from IBM's Power systems group, that's not going to...


October 31, 2007  8:46 AM

i5/OS V6R1: joy or annoy?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems

You just have to love this sub-headline from MC Press Online's article about the upcoming i5/OS V6R1: Will it be the Joy of Six (V6, that is) or the Annoy of Six?


October 24, 2007  9:37 AM

Getting gooey over System i GUIs



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i software

Does i5/OS need a native graphical user interface (GUI)? Does it already have one? Much of the talk about GUIs on System i -- whether it is native on i5/OS or through applications -- usually revolves around making the platform easier and more attractive to use for the newbies. Check out these...


September 26, 2007  8:03 AM

iSociety chat about i5/OS V6R1



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, Operating systems

We've talked a lot on this blog about the iSociety, that MySpace-like page for System i fan(atic)s. Every once in a while, the iSociety hosts a "fireside chat," which is basically the same as an online chat except....well, there are no differences except...


September 18, 2007  8:42 PM

Solaris on System i?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems

IBM and Sun recently announced that IBM System x and BladeCenter will be able to run Solaris, and the two are also working to get


August 8, 2007  12:25 PM

System i needs a web analytics tool



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, Web Development

John Ghrist over at the System i Network says that for Web applications to really take off on the platform, there needs to be a solid Web analytics tool on i5/OS. Ghrist talks about how...


August 8, 2007  11:36 AM

Q&A with Mark Shearer



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems

MCPress has a lengthy interview with Mark Shearer, the former System i general manager and now the VP and business line executive for all IBM Power-based systems.

Of course, Shearer puts a happy face on the recent IBM...


August 1, 2007  7:48 AM

System i to get VMware virtualization



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i software

Timothy Prickett Morgan has an interesting story at IT Jungle about how IBM is working on developing VMware server virtualization support on the System i.

Morgan gets the information from IBM's Redbooks Residency program,...


July 18, 2007  11:31 AM

i5/OS on other platforms?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems

Chris Maxcer at the System i Network suggests that Elaine Lennox, the marketing manager for IBM System i, has hinted that i5/OS may be ported to other hardware platforms; in particular, blade...


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