What is the significance of 6000 in RS/6000?

What is the significance of 6000 in RS/6000?

Post by A Lo » Thu, 04 Oct 2001 23:36:17



This is a silly question. Still cannot suppress my curiosity...

I assume RAS became RS but why 6000????

TIA,
A Log.

 
 
 

What is the significance of 6000 in RS/6000?

Post by Bruce T. Harve » Fri, 05 Oct 2001 01:03:15




> This is a silly question. Still cannot suppress my curiosity...  I assume
> RAS became RS but why 6000????  TIA,
> A Log.

Actually, RS/6000 stood for RISC SYSTEM/6000.

Don't know what the 6000 stood for, and why it's so much bigger than the
AS/400 ("Advanced System?")

 
 
 

What is the significance of 6000 in RS/6000?

Post by JP » Fri, 05 Oct 2001 06:44:26


Makes it sound complicated, that 6000... I think that's why.





> > This is a silly question. Still cannot suppress my curiosity...  I
assume
> > RAS became RS but why 6000????  TIA,
> > A Log.

> Actually, RS/6000 stood for RISC SYSTEM/6000.

> Don't know what the 6000 stood for, and why it's so much bigger than the
> AS/400 ("Advanced System?")

 
 
 

What is the significance of 6000 in RS/6000?

Post by Marc Stephens » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 04:53:05






>> This is a silly question. Still cannot suppress my curiosity...  I assume
>> RAS became RS but why 6000????  TIA,
>> A Log.

>Actually, RS/6000 stood for RISC SYSTEM/6000.

>Don't know what the 6000 stood for, and why it's so much bigger than the
>AS/400 ("Advanced System?")

I asked the head of product management for UNIX here, who's been around
since way before the RS6K was launched, and he didn't precisely know.  He
thinks that it probably just had something to do with the system numbering
schemes within IBM at the time.  The RTs also had system numbers in the
the 6000 range (6150,6151) - it just wasn't part of the name.
--
Marc Stephenson                        IBM Server Group - Austin,TX

 
 
 

What is the significance of 6000 in RS/6000?

Post by Dan Goodma » Sun, 07 Oct 2001 01:37:08



> This is a silly question. Still cannot suppress my curiosity...

> I assume RAS became RS but why 6000????

Uhhh, because it's 2**4-1 times cooler than an AS/400? :-)

Dan G.

 
 
 

1. RS/6000 error msgs (Was: Re: RS/6000 survey - will post summary)

[LANG=En_US]  ksh: kjj: 0403-016 Cannot find or open the file.
[LANG=C]      ksh: kjj: cannot open

[LANG=En_US]  0506-764 ln: /tmp: Cannot use this command with a directory.
[LANG=C]      ln : </tmp> directory

 Canonicalizing all the error msgs by assigning them numbers and more
verbose explanations isn't such a bad idea, but it will hardly make
the system usable by secretaries. It does nothing to prevent an
accidental "rm *" or hide the details of the filesystem from the user.
Secretaries will run Motif and shrink-wrapped applications in
which case they will probably never [want to] use Unix shells. And they
shouldn't need to.
 The big gain here will be made by IBM SEs who will now be able to
look up customers' complaints by the error number.

    I haven't heard about IBM shipping *anything* on a Powerstation
yet. You can buy SunOS 4.1 *today* which is B2 certified.
And AT&T is advertising System V/MLS which is B1
certified -- I don't know if it's shipping yet.
    If security is important to you, you sure don't want to go with
a measly C2 rated system.

      ---Jason
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2. problem starting X

3. Fonts for InfoExplorer on RS/6000 (was: Re: Font problems on RS/6000 running X11R5)

4. moving to 3.0-stable on box too small to fit the src??

5. Remote unix (RS/6000) servers with dial-ins

6. kbuild [which is not only CML2]

7. FS: IBM RS/6000 Risc System/6000 SERVER POWERSTATION currently at $49.00

8. ftp session

9. am losing console on RS/6000-320

10. How can I find out which model of RS/6000 am I logged on ??

11. Re. SPARC to RS/6k Re. SPARC to RS-6000

12. Sorry!! RS/6000 instead RS/2000 ;-)

13. RS-422 cluster controllers for RS/6000?