Volume 26, Number 18 -- April 18, 2016
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Sundry April Power Systems Announcements
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As we reported last week in discussing IBM's Power processor roadmap for the next five-plus years, there is not going to be a Power8+ revamp of existing Power Systems machines. Instead, IBM has rejiggered the Power8 chip to create a variant aimed at supercomputing and deep learning workloads that allows for high-speed NVLink coupling between Nvidia Pascal Tesla GPU coprocessors and the Power8 chip. READ MORE >

IBM i Strategy And Roadmap Loses Business Focus
by Dan Burger

A white paper is supposed to help readers understand challenges and provide an objective discussion of problems and solutions. It should not be a thinly disguised image enhancement device. Do that once and it rains on all your subsequent white papers. We all would like to see IBM sell more IBM i servers. But after reading the latest white paper on IBM i, it misses the mark of a real white paper. READ MORE >

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DB2 Web Query For i Now Supports External Databases
by Alex Woodie

New OLAP and temporal data capabilities in DB2 headlined the launch of IBM i 7.3. But those weren't the only analytic functions delivered last week by IBM. Tucked inside the announcements was a new release of DB2 Web Query for i that will make it easier to bring data from outside databases into an IBM i-based data warehouse. READ MORE >

As I See It: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
by Victor Rozek

The sheer magnitude of the math first caught my attention. It was an article I came across called 19 Signs Your Employer Doesn't Care About You. Nineteen, mind you! Not the usual 3 or 7 or even the venerable Top 10; someone actually dredged up 19 different indications that a stranger--who they only glimpse professionally--may not be their most ardent admirer. READ MORE >

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We Can Just Barely See RPG In i 7.3
by Dan Burger

Just another day in RPG paradise. No place we'd rather be. Kicked the old fixed-format habit and have gone free. Embedded SQL and integrated XML. Got RDi wired. You're totally modern, so what's next? Well . . . if you're looking for RPG fun in i 7.3, you'll be mostly disappointed. The IBM shopping cart isn't empty, but that loaf of bread and a package of baloney isn't the rib-eye steak we were hoping for. READ MORE >

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Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
Jenny Thomas, Hesh Wiener
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