Relationship (or difference) between AIX and AS/400

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Old 03-29-2006
Relationship (or difference) between AIX and AS/400

Not sure if I understand. one is an OS and the other is the "machine", or what?. If AS/400 is the "CPU", can AIX run on other "CPUs"?
Just two lines of explanation will do for me. Thanks,
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Old 03-29-2006
Ok, got it.. "homework" question Smilie. Did the research, but came up with two more questions:
1) Can AIX run over anything else besides AS/400? I don't know much about hardware so I'm not sure which are the possibilities.
2) Is there anyway to figure out over which system AIX is running? (sth alike the "uname" command but to get "AS/400" or whatever, instead of "AIX X" or whatever.
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Old 03-30-2006
The only relationship between AIX and AS/400 is IBM. Two totally different systems, two seperate divisions of IBM. AIX runs on a RISC processor. I'm not even sure what processor the AS/400 runs on. AIX is just another "flavor" of unix. The AS/400 is a whole nuther aminal.
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Old 03-30-2006
AS/400 is an operating system, just as AIX is an operating system. AIX is intended for pSeries machines (now known as System P5) and AS/400 for iSeries (known now as System I5).

Both iSeries and pSeries machines run on Power processors, where Power5+ is the lastest one. Power6 is sceduled for release on Q2 or Q2 2007.

It is rather pointless to try to find out what processor AIX is running on, for it only runs on Power processor. If you want to know exactly what kind of Power processor it is, that is its generation, speed and so on you can type "lsattr -El proc[number]" where number is the processor number in the machine, starting with first number as 0.
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Old 03-30-2006
Great info. I got confused when I found several pages when I tried "AIX on AS/400" on google.
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