July 13, 2004 Timothy Prickett Morgan
IBM said in May that it would keep up a steady rate of OS/400 server announcements as it rolls out the Power5-based machines, and today Big Blue is making good on that promise. The word on the street two weeks ago was that IBM would be launching the four-way eServer i5 Model 550 and extending the Model 570 to 16-way processing as it debuted the AIX-based eServer p5 variants of the “Squadron” servers. The Model 570 made it, but the Model 550 didn’t.
Two weeks ago, I was pretty convinced that the Model 550 was going to come out soon,