The previous version of AIX, version 5.1, had static partitions, which meant administrators had to reboot after making changes to system resource utilization, Giga’s Brad Day said. In a competitive move against Sun Microsystems, IBM has released new eServer software designed to let customers harness the untapped power within their Unix systems.
IBM Launches New AIX Version
2002-10-10 Unix 6 Comments
Is slowly becoming the Production Standard, AIX 4.3.3 being the most used where I work (around 6k RS6ks …).
For all those folks who still have the old old
RS/6000 systems, watch out.
IBM AIX 5.2 does NOT support:
– RS/6000 or OEM hardware based on the MCA bus
– SP nodes based on the MCA bus
– RS/6000, Power Personal Systems, or OEM hardware based on the PReP architecture
– POWER1, POWER2, POWER Single Chip (RSC), POWER2 Single Chip (P2SC), and 601 and 603 processors
according to: http://www.ibmlink.ibm.com/usalets&parms=H_202-270
But for those of us with a regatta it will be a welcome upgrade
Is that the good-old Microchannel Architecture? The one IBM used in some of their old PS/2 PCs?
I guess it was a good technolgy. But being differant in the ibm clone world just wasn’t going to happen. I have a pile of PS/2’s at home and cards for them. Unfortently IBM stopped making cards for it a long time ago. They from time to time make new cards for it for internal use to keap them going.
My 40P’s unsupported, but so are the 43P’s – there’s a load of them still in service. Kinda explains why there’s been so many on ebay lately.
Strange that a point release makes so many platforms obselete.