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October 1, 2009  4:24 PM

Planning for Power7: Some technology considerations



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power7, System i hardware

IBM has published a statement of direction on its web site that starts to spell out the direction it's going with the System i. Hat tip to IT Jungle for pointing...

September 3, 2009  1:03 PM

Bob Cancilla on the future of System i



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
i5/OS, System i hardware, System i operating system

System i fan but realist Bob Cancilla, who runs the i-Nsider blog that has stirred the System i masses as of late, had this to say about the future of the platform while talking to IT...

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August 20, 2009  1:54 PM

System i decline, modernization, and the next 5 years



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
modernization, RPG on System i, System i hardware, System i software

Bob Cancilla, a former executive in the Rational division of IBM, has started a new blog up in representation of his new company, Reno-based application modernization provider Oxford International. Cancilla opened up his blog with a bang, saying that the IBM i operating system and the RPG...


August 6, 2009  3:58 PM

Some System i’ers “pilgrimage” to Rochester



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

At the end of last month, the two writers at iDevelop described their visit to Rochester, Minn., the technological home of the IBM System i platform, and a place close to the hearts of many System i...


July 23, 2009  2:18 PM

The converged 520 and 550 Power systems



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM Redbook, System i hardware

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...


June 9, 2009  3:17 PM

IBM cuts prices to a bunch of Power Systems upgrades



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor, System i hardware

Big Blue has slashed prices for most of 20 different upgrades on Power Systems, some by as much as 54%. Some of the upgrades include moving from a Power 5+ processor to a Power 6, and adding memory. There are two upgrade changes that are price increases. The


May 28, 2009  2:52 PM

IBM i: The tree falling in the forest?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

The writers at iDevelop bring up an interesting analogy: Is the IBM i -- and its many feature sets -- becoming like the tree falling in the forest with no one to...


May 28, 2009  2:31 PM

The Smart Cube i now on sale in the U.S.



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware, System i software

We reported on the IBM Smart Cube i back in December, noting that IBM seemed to want to keep the product secret from many, though it was rolling it out mainly in India. The Smart Cube is almost...


May 14, 2009  1:48 PM

More details on the Power6+ System i boxes



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

Timothy Prickett Morgan has a good, detailed article on Power6+ midrange servers -- the 520, 550, 560 and JS23 and JS43 blades. The servers will be available on May 22 and run on System i 6.1, but unavailable on i5/OS V5R4. The new...


April 9, 2009  1:34 PM

IBM not marketing System i technology as it should



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i staffing, System i hardware

Trevor Perry has a belated analysis of the merger between System i and System p into Power Systems, but it comes about because of a recent trip he made in South Africa last month. Bottom line:


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