PureApplication Systems Get Power7+, But Not IBM i
February 18, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
You would have to search high and low, across time and back again, to find a more pure application system than the Application System/400 and its forebears in the System/3X line and its great-grandchild, the Power Systems platform running IBM i. But oddly enough, as IBM announced the Power version of its PureApplication converged systems last week, the one thing it did not do is announce a variant of the stack that could support the IBM i operating system.
It is like blade servers all over again, with OS/400 getting such late and kludge support that the one customer set