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Oct 30 2008   10:18AM GMT

The AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems running IBM i timeline

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

as400.GIFWow, that’s a mouthful. Anyway, IBM Systems Magazine recently published an illustrative timeline of the 20 years since AS/400, short for Application System 400, was first introduced by Big Blue.

Here’s a sample of it.

The full AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems running IBM i timeline is here, and it’s pretty informative.

The introduction to the timeline is as follows:

“It’s been called a lot of things—AS/400, iSeries, System i and now Power Systems—but most would call it a triumph of technology. Born as a mainframe for small businesses, the AS/400 platform was a marvel—a revolutionary plug-and-play server that could run an entire business and had thousands of software solutions from its inception. After 20 years, the AS/400 is still relevant to today’s computing environments. Oh, it’s come a long way; it’s not the same machine IBM introduced that near 100-degree day 20 years ago. But the AS/400 has been hot ever since. Join IBM Systems Magazine, Business Systems edition as we travel the road of AS/400 history.”

Question: Will there even be a timeline for the next 20 years?

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  • satyam
    this is really good information about AS/400. i have got many information through this site.., thank you guys.
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  • Ktn
    20 Year Timeline of the AS/400 The IBM Systems Magazine, Business Systems edition created a 5 page PDF with an illustration containing a 20 years timeline of the AS/400, now IBM i operating system on Power Systems hardware. When I joined IBM in 1998, development of OS/400 V4R4 was...
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  • Herman Woudenberg
    Since the merger iof the I series and P series does the I series still have the same virtual memeory. I haven't heard any talk on this. hjw
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