Is there no end

From: Boatman on the River of Suck <>
Date: Sat Dec 15 01:06:16 2001

On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Pat Finnegan wrote:

> > S/390 does NOT run on microprocessors of any kind, let alone one as slow
> > as PPC.
> I am pretty sure it runs on some IBM PPC proc... At least that's what I
> gathered when IBM sent some guy to give what amounted to a sales pitch to
> our LUG. Could be wrong, but I dont really think so. BTW I mean MODERN
> eg. zSeries, not old. Anyways, IBM did have their S/390 on a card that
> they sold with their P/390 'developer's systems' in the early 90s. I'd
> imagine those used a microprocessor...

Nope. My S/390 G5 (the oldest S/390 *barely* is ten years old... there
are no ancient S/390's) which is only a couple of years old has CPU's that
take up two boards each. The z/Series machines are basically the same, as
they only use faster CPU's in the same 64-bit S/390 backplane. So, no,
there are no microprocessor CPU's in the z/S.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Sat Dec 15 2001 - 01:06:16 GMT

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