System/370 Market Chronology of Products & Services

This chronology was started by Herb Hellerman at the Amdahl Corporation, and has been added to and modified by many others since then. A more detailed timeline deals with the origins of the System/360

Product or EventAnn. FCSDescription
Bell Labs48Invention of transistor
Noyce, Kilby59Integrated circuit; patent in 1968
IBM Memory60-?? 60-??IBM 1 Mbit Mag.Core Memory: $1M
CDC 660063-08 64-09LARGE SCIENTIFIC PROCESSOR
IBM 27016???? 6????DATA ADAPTER 4 LINES, 230KB
IBM 27026???? 6????DATA ADAPTER (LOW SPEED)
IBM DOS/3606???? 6????SCP FOR SMALL/INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMS
IBM OS/36064-04 6????PCP - SINGLE PARTITION SCP FOR S/360
IBM S/360-3064-04 65-05 13SMALL; 64K MEMORY LIMIT, MICROCODE CTL.
IBM S/360-4064-04 65-04 12SMALL-INTERMED.; 256K MEMORY LIMIT
IBM S/360-5064-04 65-08 16INTERMED.-LARGE
IBM S/360-6064-04 N/ALarge system - never shipped
IBM S/360-6264-04 N/ALarge system - never shipped
IBM S/360-7064-04 N/ALarge system - never shipped
IBM S/360-9064-04Very large scientific S/360 - never shipped
IBM S/360-9064-04Very large scientific S/360 - never shipped
IBM S/360-9264-08Replaced 360/90 - never shipped
CDC 680064-12LARGE SCIENTIFIC SYSTEM - LATER 7600
IBM OS/36064-04 OS/360 announced with three options - PCP, MFT and MVT
IBM OS/36064-04 65-11PCP option - Primary Control Program - single tasking
IBM OS/36064-04 66-11MFT-I - first try at multiprogramming with fixed partitions
IBM OS/36064-04 67-08MVT - Multiprogramming with advanced memory management (OS/360 R13)
IBM 231465-?? 65-04DISK: 29MB/drive, 2 drives/box, removeable media,$890/MB
IBM S/360-6565-04 65-11 07MAJOR LARGE S/360 CPU
IBM S/360-7565-04 66-01 09LARGE CPU; NO MICROCODE; NOT SUCCESSFUL
IBM S/360-9165-07 67-10RENAMED 360/92 WITH CORE
IBM S/360-19565-07 68-02RENAMED 360/92 WITH THIN FILM MEMORY
IBM S/360-4465-08 66-07 11INTERMED. CPU,;SCIENTIFIC;NO MICROCODE
IBM S/360-6765-08 67-07MOD 65+DAT; 1ST IBM VIRTUAL MEMORY
IBM PL/I LANG.64-04 66-03MAJOR NEW LANGUAGE (IBM)
IBM PRICE67-?? 67???PRICE INCREASE???
IBM TSS65-08 67-1032-BIT VS SCP-MOD 67; COMMERCIAL FAILURE
1Kbit/chip RAM68First commercial semiconductor memory chip
(Defective chips were epoxied into keyfobs and sold for $5 - possibly making most profit)
IBM CP/6768+?? 68+??MULTIPLE VIRTUAL MACHINES SCP-MOD 67
IBM S/360-2568-01 68-10 09Small S/360 CPU; WRITABLE CONTROL STORE
Excellent IBM 1401 emulator
IBM S/360-8568-01 69-12 09New top end S/360 CPU; first use of cache memory in CPU and block multiplexor channels
IBM SW UNBUNDLE69-06 70-01 07IBM SOFTWARE, SE SERVICES SEP. PRICED
IBM S/360-19569-08 71-03 20New top end S/360 CPU - only a handfull sold
IBM 3330-170-06 71-08 14DISK: 200MB/BOX, $392/MB
IBM S/370 ARCH.70-06 71-02 08Minor extensions to S/360 architecture
IBM S/370-15570-06 71-01 08Large S/370
IBM S/370-16570-06 71-04 10Very large S/370
IBM S/370-14570-09 71-08 11MEDIUM S/370 - BIPOLAR MEMORY - VS READY
AMH=AMDAHL70-10AMDAHL CORP. STARTS BUSINESS
IBM S/370-13571-03 72-05 14INTERMED. S/370 CPU
IBM S/360-2271-04 71-07 03Small CPU - not really a /360
IBM LEASE71-05 71 06 01FixTERM PLAN;AVE. -16% FOR 1,2 YR LEASE
IBM PRICE71-06 73-05+5% ON SOME CPUS;1.5% WTD AVE. ALL CPU
IBM S/370-19571-06 73-05S/370 version of 360/195, FEW SOLD
Intel, Hoff71Invention of microprocessor
IBM MVS-JES372+?? 75-10LOOSE-COUPLED MP (ASP-LIKE)
IBM VSAM72+?? 7?-??NEW RANDOM ACCESS METHOD
IBM VM ASSIST72+?? 7?-??MICROCODE ASSIST FOR VM/370
IBM 370572-03 72-06COMMS CNTLR: 352 LINES; 56KB/SEC
IBM S/370 VS72-08 73-08 12Virtual storage architecture for S/370
"Today IBM announces tomorrow"
370/135 and 370/145 reannounce as VS-ready - hardware already present. 370/155 and 370/165 obsoleted unless retrofitted with DAT box for $200k - users persuaded to purchase installed rented machines in preceding weeks enraged
IBM 135-372-08 73-08 12INTERMED. S/370 CPU
IBM 145-372-08 73-08 12INTERMED. S/370 CPU
IBM 15872-08 73-04 08Large S/370, virtual memory - replaces 370/155
ISC (integrated 3830 controller) very popular
IBM 16872-08 73-08 12Large S/370, virtual memory - replaces 370/165
IBM OS/VS172-08 73-??VIRTUAL STORAGE VERSION OF OS/MFT
Sophisticated integrated SPOOLing and communications subsystems
IBM OS/VS2(SVS)72-08 72+??VIRTUAL STORAGE VERSION OF OS/MVT
HASP now integrated as JES2
IBM OS/VS2(MVS)72-08 74-08MULTIPLE VIRTUAL ADDRESS SPACES
IBM VM/37072-08 72+??MULTIPLE VIRTUAL MACHINES (LIKE CP/67)
IBM 12572-10 73-04 06SMALL S/370 CPU
Intel DRAM734Kbit DRAM Chip
IBM SNA73-?? 73+??SYSTEM NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
IBM 370473-02 73-05 03PROGR.COMM.CONTROLLER:32 LINES; 50KB/SEC
IBM VTAM73-02 73+??VIRTUAL TELECOM. ACCESS METHOD
IBM 3420 TAPE73-02 74-02 126250 BPI, GCR HI Density Tape
IBM 11573-03 74-03 12SMALL S/370
IBM 158MP73-03 73+??MULTIPROCESSOR OF MOD 158
IBM 168MP73-03 73+??MULTIPROCESSOR OF MOD 168
IBM PRICE73-06 73-06 00-4% RENT ON S/360 MODELS
IBM PRICE73-11 74-02 03+2% ACROSS THE BOARD
IBM 3330-1173-?? 73+??DISK: 400MB/BOX; $279/MB
IBM 334073-?? 73+??DISK: 70MB/DRIVE, $274/MB
Removeable media/heads assembly in sealed cartridge often referred to as "Starship Enterprise"
IBM SNA/ACF/NCP74-?? 74+??MULTIHOSTS;FUNCTIONS IN 370X OFFLOADS 370
IBM PRICE74-09 74-??+6% TO 8% ACROSS THE BOARD S/370
IBM SNA74-09 74-++ --SYSTEM NETWORK ARCHITECTURE ANNOUNCED
IBM 385074-10 74+??MASS STORAGE SYSTEM WITH SPECIAL TAPES
Mostek DRAM7516Kbit DRAM Chip
IBM 158-375-03 76-09 18IMPROVED MOD 158
IBM 158-3MP75-03 76+??MULTIPROCESSOR OF MOD 158-3
IBM 168-375-03 76-06 15IMPROVED MOD 168
IBM 168-3 MP75-03 76+??MULTIPROCESSOR OF MOD 168-3
AMH V/675-04?75-06 02FIRST AMDAHL MACHINE, FIRST PCM CPU
IBM 335075-07 76-03 08DISK:635MB/BOX $112/MB, FIXED MEDIA
IBM PRICE75-09 75-??+4% PRICE/RENT, +8% MAINTENANCE
IBM 3705-II75-11 76-??BETTER PRICE/PERF. VERSION OF 3705
IBM 115-275-11 76-04 05SMALL S/370
IBM 125-275-11 76-02 03SMALL S/370
IBM 168-3 AP76-02 76+??MP with channels on one side only
IBM PRICE76-05 76-05 00-35% MEM.PRICES:158,168 (TO $170K/MB)
IBM 13876-06 76-11 05INTERMED. S/370, VIRTUAL MEMORY
IBM 14876-06 77-01 07INTERMED. S/370, VIRTUAL MEMORY
IBM PRICE76-08 76-08 00168 MAINT. DECR. BY $60/MO.
IBM 158-3 AP76-10 76+??MP with channels on one side only
IBM SNA/ACF,NCP76-11 76+??MULTI-HOST+ OTHER SNA ENHANCEMENTS
AMH V6-276-10 77-09 11(1.05-1.15)*V6 WITH 32K BUFFER
IBM 303377-03 78-03 12New top end S/370 with EF instructions
IBM MVS/SE77-03 78-03 12MVS Add-on using EF instructions
FIRST MVS PROGRAM PRODUCT
IBM VM77-03 78-03 12FIRST VM PROGRAM PRODUCT
IBM PRICEs77-03 77-03 00-30% MOD 158, 168 MEM.(TO $110K/MB)
AMH V777-03 78-09 18AMDAHL RESP. TO 3033 (1.5-1.7)* V6
AMH V577-03 77-09 06(.65-.75)*V6 (degraded version, field upgrade)
IBM PRICE77-04 77-04 00-20% MOD 135,145 MEMORY
IBM 303177-10 78-03 05370/158 replacement, S/370+EF instructions
Recycled 370/158 hardware
IBM 303277-10 78-03 05370/168 replacement, S/370+EF instructions
Recycled 370/158 hardware in IOPs
IBM 3033 MP78-03 79-09 18Full multiprocessor version of 3033
Hardware partitionable into two 3033s
IBM 138,14878-03 78-03 00-18% PRICE CUT (PURCHASE ONLY)
AMH PLANT78-05AMDAHL OPENS DUBLIN, IRELAND PLANT
IBM PRICE78-06 78-06 00-10% 145,155, 165 MAINTENANCE
AMH SEA78-06 78-10 04COMPAT. SW (EQUIV. TO IBM MVS/EF)
IBM 3031 AP78-09 79-09 12Attached processor version of 3031
IBM 810078-10 79-09 11Small system for distributed processing
AMH V878-10 79-09 11(1.80-2.00)*V6, field upgrade from V7
AMH VM/PE78-11 79-02 03Software performane enhancement for VM/370
IBM PRICE78-12 79-12 00-30% MEMORY (TO $75K/MB)
IBM 3031MP78??? 79???MULTIPROCESSOR OF 3031
IBM 3033AP79-01 80-02 13ATTACHED PROCESSOR OF 3033 (3042)
IBM UNBUN.SW M.79-01 80-01 12-7 TO -44% SW PRICES;SW MAINT.SEPARATE
IBM SW79-01 80-01 12FREE CENTRAL, CHARGED LOCAL SW MAINT.
IBM 430079-01NEW MED. SYSTEMS,$350K/MIPS,704 GATE/CHIP
IBM 4300 ARCH.79-01 79-06 06NEW 1 ADDR. SPACE VIRT.STORE,CHAN.DAT
IBM FX BL ARCH.79-01 79-12 11NEW DASD ARCH. FOR 4300, 512BYTE BLOCKS
IBM 433179-01 79-06 05INTERM. S/370+DOS/ECPS INSTR'S
IBM 434179-01 79-11 11INTERM. S/370+DOS/ECPS INSTR'S. Dramatic price/performance responsible for demise of ITEL by destroying market value expectations of 370/158s on lease.
IBM 337079-01 79-12 11571MB/DRIVENON-REM.,$45/MB,Fx BL.
IBM LEASE CRED.79-03 79-??20% CREDIT IF CONVERTED TO LEASE ?????
IBM MVS/SE279-03 79-08 05IMPR. VERSION MVS/SE;NO NEW INSTR.
IBM PRICE79-05 79-05 00-20%PURCH,-15%LEASE ON SEL. PERIPH
IBM PRICE79-06 79-09 03+5% LEASE,+15%MAINT.
IBM SNA/ADN79-06 79-??ADV.DATA.NETW.:FLEX.LINKS, PATHS
BANK LOANS79-07 ----- --$1.5B CREDIT FROM BANKS
IBM 3704,370579-08 79-08 00-30% PRICE CUT:LINE-SETS, COMM. SCANNER
AMH V7A79-08 79-09 01(1.25-1.45)*V6, FIELD UPGR.(V7-V8)
IBM BOND OFFER79-09 79-10 --$500M DUE 1986, $500M DUE 2004, 9.5%
AMH ACCELL.79-10 79-12 02+20% PERF. OF V7A,V7B on demand
IBM 303379-11 79-11 00-15% PURCHASE PRICE CUT
IBM 3031,303279-11 79-11 00-20% PURCHASE PRICE CUT
IBM S/370,303X79-11 79-11 00-33% MEM. PURCH.PRICE (TO $50K/MB)
IBM 3033N79-11 80-01 04DEGRADED 3033, 3.9MIPS
AMH V7B79-11 80-03 04(.9-1.1)*V6, FIELD UPGRADABLE (V7-V8)
AMH Tran80-03Amdahl Acquires Tran
IBM 3033AP80-06 80-08 023033 ATTACHED PROCESSOR
IBM Data Str.80-06 81-10 163MB/s Data Streaming channels, I/O I/F
IBM 338080-06 81-10 16DISK:2.5GB/BOX;$35/MB;3MB/S
IBM 337580-06 81-3Q 15DISK: 819MB/BOX (1.86MB/S), $45/MB
IBM 303380-06 81-10 16Ext. Addr.=32MB REAL ADDR.;MP ONLY
IBM D.Addr.Sp.80-06 81-06 12Dual Address Space for 3033
IBM MVS/SP R180-06 80-12 06UNBUNDLED MVS, SUPPORT 3380,3375
IBM MVS/SP R280-06 81-06 12R1 + CROSS MEMORY SRVC'S,GLOBAL ENQ/DEQ
IBM 3033XF80-06 81-06 12OPTIONAL HW/FW PERF. ENHANCE FOR MVS/SP
AMH80-07AMDAHL ACQUIRES TRAN TEL. CORP.
IBM PRICE80-07 81-04 09+5% LEASE/RENT PRICE INCREASE 303X/370/4300
IBM S/3X80-07 81-04 09+7% LEASE/RENT ON SMALL SYSTEMS
AMH Data Str.80-08 81-3Q 133MB/s Data Streaming channels, I/O I/F
NAS Data Str.80-?? 82-053MB/s Data Streaming channels, I/O I/F
AMH UTS80-09 81-05UTS=Amdahl Unix Op. System (under VM)
IBM 4341G280-09 81-2Q 09UP TO 1.8* PERF. OF 4341(1.3 MIPS)
NAS 900080-09 80-11 02HITACHI-MADE UP, PERF: 2*3033
AMH 4705 FEP80-10 80-11 01COMM.PROCESSOR,3705 COMPAT.(1.8*IBM 3705)
IBM 3081D80-11 81-4Q 12FIRST H MODEL, 10MIPS IN DP, WATER COOLED
IBM MEM PRICE80-11 81-4Q 12$25K PER MBYTE (3081)
IBM MEM PRICE80-11 80-11 --$37K PER MBYTE (303X)
IBM MVS/SP R380-11 81-10 11SP R2+ >16MB SUPPORT, 3081 SUPPORT
IBM 3033 24MB80-11 81-11 1224MB REAL MEM. FOR 3033UP, AP
IBM 3033S80-11 81-01 022.2MIPS, DEGRADED 3033 (ENTRY 3033 MODEL)
512 byte (1/4 KB) high speed buffer - smaller than a 3270
IBM 3033N UPGR.80-11 80-11 009%-14% PERF. IMPROVE, NO CHARGE
IBM PRICE80-11 80-11 00-15%--18% on 303x PURCH., -5--15% MAINT.
IBM PRICE80-11 80-11 00UP TO -30% ON SW MAINTENANCE
AMH 580/586080-11 82-09 22(2*V8, 12+ MIPS) UP, NEW,AIR COOLED TECH.
AMH 580/588080-11 85-05 54MP OF 5860 AT 21+ MIPS
AMH 470 V7C80-11 81-3Q 102.3MIPS DEGRADED V7 (ENTRY V7 MODEL)
AMH PRICE80-11 80-11 00-17% on 470
IBM PRICE80-12 81-04 03+4-6% 303x LEASE ONLY;+7%LEASE,+5% PURCH.
AMH D.Addr.Sp.81-01 81-1Q 05Amdahl Dual Address Space
NAS D.Addr.Sp.81-01 81-08 07NAS Dual Address Space
AMH UTS81-05UTS = FIRST S/370 UNIX (UNDER VM)
IBM IPO81-06IBM SIPOs AVAIL. TO PCM MACHINES
IBM PRICE81-06+7% 303x LEASE,15% PP, +5% 43xx PURCH,LSE
IBM X.25,2181-07IBM SUPPORTS X.25, X.21 UNDER SNA
IBM 3081K81-10 82-2Q 08NEW DP FUM: 1.35*3081D, 64K BUFFER/OVLAP
IBM 370-XA81-10 83-03 17NEW ARCH 3081: 31 BIT REAL/VIRT, NEW I/O
IBM SIE81-10 82-2Q 08New Instruction for VM
IBM SIE Assist81-10 82-2Q 08Assist for SIE
AMH 370-XA81-10INTENTION TO SUPPORT 370-XA ON 580, 470
IBM 3880-1181-10 82-04 06DISK CACHE, 8MB FOR PAGING/SWAPPING, 3350
IBM 3880-1381-10 82-09 11DISK CACHE 8MB FOR FILE ACCESS
IBM MVS/SP V281-10 83-03 17NEW MVS (A PP) SUPPORTING 370-XA
VM/XA Migr. Aid81-10 83-12 26SW to allow MVS/XA debug under VM on 3081
IBM 3033 PRICE81-1010% IN US, 12-20% EUROPE PURCH. ONLY
IBM 3033S PERF.81-10 82-06 08NO-CHARGE PERF. BOOST BY 8%-10%
AMH 580/587081-10 84-051.7*5860, 2 Tight Coupled CPUs,1 Chan.Set
LEGAL82-1US DROPS ANTITRUST SUIT AGAINST IBM
LEGAL82-1US SETTLES AT&T ANTITRUST CASE
STC 889082-1STC's Sybercache Disk Cache
IBM 303382-0316% PUR.PRICE CUT, -14%Mem.Price($31K/MB)
IBM 303382-033033 Placed on LIMITED-NEW PRODUCTION
IBM 3083E82-03 83-1Q 123.8MIPS "H" UP
IBM 3083B82-03 83-1Q 125.5MIPS "H" UP(8MB or 8 Ch FCS 2Q84)
IBM 3083J82-03 1A-1Q 127.2MIPS "H" UP " " " " "
NAS 9060, 908082-05NAS ANNOUNCES 9060 UP, 9080 DP
NAS 370-XA82-05NAS ANNOUNCES OPTIONAL 370-XA FOR 90XA
NAS 906082-05 82-08NAS SHIPS AS/9060 (W.O. XA)
IBM PRICE82-09-8% Purchase, 308X
IBM 3081G82-09 83-09 12"Slightly higher Perf. than 3081D"
IBM 308482-09 83-4Q 151.9*3081K Perf., 4 way MP, 3081K upgrade
AMH 480/585082-09 83-2Q 100.75*5860 UP
AMH 6000 DISK82-09 82-10 16280 1.2GB DISK, 6880 CU
IBM 4341-1282-101.07-1.15*4341G2(=1.5MIPS)
IBM PRICE82-10-19% Purchase on 4300 Processors
IBM SW LIC.83-02New IBM SW License Agreement: Source Code
IBM PRICE INCR83-02+18% Lease, Rental; Maint. +8% to -20%
IBM 372583-03New FEP, 2*Perf. of IBM 3705
AMH 4705E83-04 83-2QImproved 4705 FEP
MVS/XA,370-XA81-10 83-03 17XA HW, SW Shipped (on time)
IBM PRICE83-05Europe Only: -18% for 3083, -10% for 3081
IBM PRICE83-05-20% 308x Memory (to $20K/MB),-12% Maint.
-23% 3350 DASD Purch.
NAS AS/800083-05 83-3Q5 to 8MIPS,Hitachi-made;compete with 3083
AMH 370-XA83-06 84-06 12FCS: 370-XA FOR 580 SERIES(STANDARD)
AMH 584083-06DEGRADED 5860 UNIPROCESSOR
3084 "MERGE"83-07 84-1Q?RPQ's To merge 2 3081K's==>3084 $400K
"DEMERGE"83-07 85-2Q" " move demerge/move 3084 ($200K)
IBM PRICE83-09-10% to -14% on 308X Purch. prices
IBM 436183-09 84-1Q 062 models,(2to4*4331-2)upgrad. from 4331-2
IBM 438183-09 84-1Q2 air-cooled models,(G2 is 2.4to3*4341G2)
STC84-01Storage Technology Corp. exits CPU Devel.
IBM84-02 84-02+5% to +14% Perf. new 308XX models
+7% Lease/rent; (to +10%)maintenance, SW
Third release of MVS/XA
AMH84-03 84-056380 Large 3380-comp. DASD (2.5GB/unit)
First Installed at Florida P&L
AMH 580/586784-03 84-091.7*5850, 2 Tight Coupled CPUs,1 Chan.Set
ATT84-03ATT enters Mini/micro mkt with 6 models
NAS82-05 03-84FCS 370-XA FOR AS/90X0
NAS84-04NAS Announces 8000 models: 2.6 to 13 MIPS
IBM84-04 85-03 113480 18 Track Cassette Tape(38KBytes/in)
IBM84-05+6% Perf. on non-X 308X models (NC)
Trilogy84-06Trilogy abandons mainframe development
ICL84-07ICL Stops Marketing Fujitsu mainframes
AMH84-06Amdahl Ships 580UP XA (standard on 580's)
Trilogy84-08Trilogy abandons wafer scale integration
EEC-IBM84-08IBM gives "Undertaking" to EU about interface disclosure
NAS 906184-08NAS Announces Array Proc. option ($300K)
IBM PRICE DECR84-08 84-09-12% to -16% Purch. 308XX, -10% 3380/3880
-4% to -11% 308X/X model-upgrade prices
-18% Memory Price (to $16.25K/MB)
+15% 3380/3880 Lease Price
IBM Buys Rolm84-09IBM Announces Buy of Rolm Corp.(PBX Mfg)
AMH Supercomp.84-09Amdahl Announces Models 1100/1200 VP's
Fujitsu supercomputers @267/533 MFLOPS
IBM S/370 compatible (SW, Peripherals)
Very few sold
AMH XA On DP84-09Amdahl Ships XA on 5870 DP
CDC PCM DASD84-09CDC ends production of its 33800 PCM DASD
STC Losses84-3QSTC Loses >$20M 3Q84, lays-off 1500 (10%)
STC Bankrupt84-10STC files for Chapter 11
IBM 3083CX84-10 85-2Q 083MIPS=0.75*EX Model, smallest 308X
IBM 4381G384-10 85-2Q 084381 DP Model, 4.6MIPS=1.7*4381G2
$10K/MByte, 256Kbit chips
AMH DASD84-11-48% to-52% Prices for 6880 cache
-20% to -25% Maint. on 6880 CU's
AMH MDF84-12MULTIPLE DOMAIN FACILITY
NAS12-84FCS 370-XA FOR AS/80X3
AMH 4705T85-1Improved FEP
IBM 3380E85-2 85-12 10Double capacity drive (more tracks)
$26.10/MByte. Upgradable from 3380D
at $18.38/MB. -10% maintenance.
IBM 3380D85-2 85-3 01Same capacity as 3380 ($33.97/MB)
Upgradable to 3380E.
IBM 3090-20085-2 85-11 09"Sierra" DP, ECL/TCM technology, 18.5ns
ECL/TCM Circuits, 288Kb RAM chips
1.7 to 1.9 times 3081KX (commercial)
(Estimated at about 28MIPS)
1.9 to 2.9 times 3081KX (scientific)
Price: $5.15M (64MB, 40ch) $184K/MIPS
$5.62 With 64M ES $200K/MIPS
IBM Exp. Store85-2 85-11Page addressable (64,128MB) at $6.5K/MB
IBM 3090-40085-2 87-2Q 29"Sierra" 4-way MP, Basically 2 Mod 200
1.7 to 1.9 times 3090/200
Price: $10.54M (128MB, 80Ch, 128MB ES)
IBM PRICE85-2-5% on 308X mainframes
IBM PRICE85-2+7% on Program Products, rent/lease
+5% to 10% Maint. Midrange systems
+10%, 8% Maint. Calls, Engr. Services
AMH85-2-6% to -12% On 580 Purch. Prices
-23% on main memory
AMH 6380M485-2 85-3-20% Price, same capacity as 6380
NAS AS-XL-6085-03 86-2QUP @ 27MIPS, or 2.5*AS/9060; 2000g/chip
-8085-03 86-2QDP @ 50 MIPS.
NAS AS 7380E85-03 86-2QDouble Capacity DASD
IBM PR. DECR.85-06-6% on 308x, 4300 mainframes
AMH 5880MP80-11 85-05FCS of MP model of 580
IBM 3090-40085-10 86-4QRevised date of 3090-400 FCS
IBM Vector Fac.85-10 86-02Vector facility; 108MFL peak, $300,000
AMH 5890-30085-10 86-2QDP 1.7 to 1.9 * 5870
AMH 5890-20085-10 87-1QDP 0.75*5890-300
AMH 5890-60085-10 87-4Q4-way, 1.7 to 1.9 * 5890-300
AMH 6380E85-12 86-4QDouble capacity (more tracks)
Competitor to IBM 3380E; upgradable
from AMD 6380 (certain serial nos)
AMH UTS/58086-01 86-2QUTS "native" (w.o. VM)
IBM PR. Decr.86-02-10% 3090-200, -8.6% 3090-400,
-21% (up-to- 308XX)
IBM 3090-15086-02 86-10About 10 MIPS, UP
IBM 3090-18086-02 86-0415 MIPS, UP
IBM 4381-11-1486-02 86-044 New 4381 Models: 1.3 to 6.5MIPS
AMH 6680 EDAS86-04 86-0664 to 256MB electronic disk
AMH 5890-30086-08 86-08PERF. MEASURES 10% HIGHER
AMH 4.5MB/s86-09 87-2Q4.5MB/s channel for AMD 6680 EDAS
IBM PRICE86-103090 prices adjusted by country
+3% to 6% in UK
+5% in Norway
-7% to -9% in Switzerland
-3% to -6% in Germany, Belg.,Neth.
IBM 937086-10 87-3Q4 Models of new midrange S/370 CPU's
0.5 to 2.5 MIPS
IBM SW PRICING86-10Graduated pricing on 90 program products
One-time prices only; 4 CPU price levels
VM included, but NOT MVS
IBM LDS86-10"Linear Data Sets" for VSAM; allows
file-space-memory space xfer without I/O
TSAF86-10Method of Loose-Coupling VM systems
IBM 3090E87-01 87-2Q"E" models of 3090
(150E, 180E, 200E,300E,400E, 600E)
Performance:+5% to +15% vs non-E
New: 300E @1.6*200;600E @1.5*400
3090-300 has 3P, 600 has 6P
AMH 5890-19087-1 03-87UP, about 0.52*5890-300DP
AMH 5890-400E87-02 4Q-873-way, @1.4*5890-300
NAS Vector Fac.87-02NAS sells 1st XL vector facility
IBM SAA87-03IBM System Application Arch.
Common program, user I/F's PC-3090
IBM PS/287-04 4Q87New PC line incl. 32-bit 80386
IBM 3090-120E87-05 10-87Degraded UP @ .75*3090-150E
IBM 4381-2X87-05 1Q-881.3*4381-1X models
IBM SW PRICING87-05MVS Grad.SW prices(4 proc.groups)
NAS XL/40,5087-05 3Q-87Europe only: 2 UP's, up to 9 MIPS
IBM VM/XA SP87-06 88-0331 bit VM and CMS
AMH 5890-180E87-065890 Uniprocessor (Degrade)
IBM VM/XA MPG87-06 ?????Multiple Preferred Guests (4 max)
IBM Price Cut87-07 87-07-2.6% 3090-300, -5.5% 3090-600
IBM Price Cut87-08 87-07-8.7% to -19.8% 3090 upgrade prices
NAS VL/40-8087-07 3Q874 models from 5 to 18 MIPS
AMH 5890-180E87-06 09-87UP, about 0.82*5890-190E
IBM 3380J,K87-09 3Q-873380K: 7.5BG/BOX DASD; $17/MBYTE
IBM 399087-09 88-3QDASD CU WITH DUAL WRITE, DIRECT WRITE
IBM 4.5MB/S87-09 87-104.5MB/S DATA TRANSFER:3090 TO 3880/3990
AMH 472587-09 87-09FEP, 20% TO 80% MORE POWER THAN 4705
NAS 7380DASD87-107.5GB/BOX DASD
AMH"ASPEN"87-11AMDAHL SHELVES ASPEN PROJECT
NEC 1MB/CHIP87-11 88-01NEC PRODUCTION OF 80NS, 1MB DRAM
ADAPSO VS IBM87-12ADAPSO COMPLAINS ABOUT IBM OCO TO EEC
IBM 374588-01 88-09COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSOR (FEP)
CRAY Y-MP-83288-02 88-3QSUPERCOMPUTER 30*CRAY-1; $20M
IBM ESA/37088-02 88-08"ENTERPRISE SYS.ARCH";3090/4381
ACCESS TO MULTIPLE ADDRESS SPACES
IBM MVS/ESA88-02 88-07MVS/SP V3, USES ESA/370 ARCH.
INCL. MVS/DFP V3; DFSMS AUTO.STORE.MGMT
AMH ESA/37088-02Amdahl will support MVS/ESA
IBM 3090-280E88-02 88-2Q2-Way 180E MP Partitionable
IBM 3090-500E88-02 88-3Q5-WAY 3090 (2WAY+3WAY) MP
IBM PR/SM88-02 88-08IBM VERSION OF MDF; 4 PARTITIONS
IBM PRICE CUT88-02-8% TO -22% EXPANDED STORAGE
IBM PRICE INCR88-02+7% MONTHLY LEASE, RENT, SVCS
IBM AIX/37088-03 89-03IBM Mainframe Unix; also for PC, RT
IBM AIX88-04IBM AIX FAMILY
AMH 5990-70088-05 88-062P CPU, (1.5-2)*5890-300E
TECHNOLOGY: 3,000-10,000 GATE, 180PS
AMH 5990-140088-05 88-4Q4P CPU, (1.5-2)*5890-600E
AMH 5890-300E88-052-way MP
OSF Founded88-05Open SW Found.
Unix Devel: IBM,HP,DEC,...
AMH 610088-05 88-4QDASD CU, 512MB CACHE
AMH 6380J88-05 89-1QDASD 2.5GB, 12MS ACCESS
AMH 6380K88-05 89-1QDASD 7.5GB, 16MS ACCESS, $12.60/MB
AMH 474588-05 88-06FEP, UP TO 4MB MEM., 256 LINES
IBM AS/40088-06 88-08NEW LINE OF MIDRANGE, NON-S/370 CPUS
88-11OS/400, SQL/400, AS/400-PC SUPPORT
NAS Optical Ch.88-06 1Q-89Fiber Optic I/O/I/F, 6MB/s, 1km CPU-CU
IBM 9370 SW Pr.88-06-25% Price cut OTC Group 10
IBM 3090"S"Mods88-07 3Q/4Q-88+25% perform., +9% price for S
IBM 304488-07MOD C02, D02 Fiber Optic Extender
IBM Price Incr88-07+5% prices, NOT including 3090 HW
AMH PRICE88-09-10% to -14% 5890/5990; +5% Maint.
-12% to -17% Upgrades
IBM Gr.Mon SW88-07Graduated Monthly SW Prices
IBM 937088-09 88-09New Models, -23% prices on old models
NAS AS/EX88-09 89-1Q(1.15-1.25)*perf. of XL Models, priced
VL(10-40) models renamed EX(10-40)
AMH ESA88-09 89-4QAmdahl ESA on 5890/5990
IBM Netview R388-09IBM Netview Rel. 3
IBM SAA-OSI88-09OSI Protocols included in SAA
IBM TCP/IP88-09Release 1 of TCP/IP for MVS
IBM 3090-250S88-10 89-2Q2-way 150S, MP partitionable
IBM DB2+88-10 89-3QDB2 with some distributed features
IBM PR/SM+88-10 88-4QPR/SM with up to 6 partitions
IBM CICS88-10CICS Statement of Direction
IBM IMS/ESA88-10 90-03IMS using ESA
IBM CICS OS/288-11Version 1.1 of IBM CICS OS/2
IBM Token Ring88-11Speed to 16Mbits/s; enhancements
IBM-FJ88-11Fujitsu-IBM Arb.: Money, access
ANDOR Corp.88-11 89-??Andor: Ann. 10MIPS S/370 in 1989
Toshiba88-11Samples of 4Mbit DRAM chips
IBM-EEC88-12IBM Undertaking Extended Indef.
UI Founded88-12Unix Int'l to advise AT&T on Unix
Fujitsu88-12 90-04VP2000 Supercomp.; 4GFlops Max
Fujitsu88-12Cells for 64Mbit DRAM chips
Telecom88-12Cross-Atl. Fiber Cable: 560Mb/s
Fujitsu-Amdahl89-01Fujitsu to sell Amdahl CPUs
NAS Sold89-02Nat.Semi sells NAS To Hitachi,EDS
AMH Buys Key89-02Amdahl Acquires Key Computer Co.
IBM 3090-100S89-02 89-045.2MIIPS UP, smallest 3090,
IBM 4381 PRICE89-02-15% Pr. Cut Memory, -14% 91E,92E
IBM PRICE89-02-9% Main Store, -11%-17% Ex.Store
-13% 3990 CU Cache Mem.
AMH UTS 2./089-02 89-3QMP, 1GB virtual, Streams,...
IBM AIX/37089-02Delay in FCS; Date of Date: July
Intel, NEC89-02Judgement in Intel-NEC micr. case
IBM89-02 89-4QAIX/370 delay to within 1989
AMH89-02 89-3QAmdahl UTS Rel 2.0 (Native S/370)
Intel89-03 89-03i860 Risc Micro, 33-40MH
IBM PRICE89-03+5% All U.S. Prices except Maint,
IBM89-03IBM 3090S Chip problems
Sorbus89-03Sorbus plans service of 3090 CPUs
AMH89-03+5% Price Incr. on 5890, 5990
price cut on memory, exp. store
+2% to +10% on 4745, 6100
AMH NPS/270089-04Netw.Proc.Ser./2700(SNA,X.25,T1)
AMH 599089-04 89-045990-350(UP)
AMH 599089-04 89-055990-500(2P), 5990-1100(3P)
IBM 3090-380S89-04 89-113090-380S: 3-way, partionable
EMC Add Memory89-04Add Memory for 3090: $290K/64MB
NEC89-04 06-90SX-8 5.5 to 22GFlops Supercomp.
AT&T89-04AT&T Ships first Unix Sys V R4
IBM89-04IBM Ships AIX for PS/2
IBM 743789-04 89IBM 7437 S/370 Workst. 0.7MIPS
CDLA-IBM89-04CDLA Antitrust Complaint vs IBM
Telecom89-04Pacific Ocean Fiber Cable
Teradata89-05 89-4QOptical Disk Store: 100-2000GByte
Hitachi89-04 89-3QDK816: 8.8 inch, 2GByte DASD
Cray89-05Cray Splits; S. Cray to Cray Comp.
CA89-05Comp.Assoc.: First SW Co. >$1B
Mitsubishi89-05Cells for 64MBit DRAM chips
IBM SCSE89-06Supercomputer Extensions (SCSE):
1) Clustered Fortran SW (12 way)
2) H.S. Channel: 800Mbits/s
3) File Striping (SW)
IBM-Fujitsu89-06Secure Facility For SW Opens
Xerox89-06Xerox wants licenses for graphics
CDC-Cray89-06CDC to remarket Cray systems
IBM89-06Experimental 22ns 1Mbit DRAM chip
AMH89-06 89-09Amdahl ESA for 5890 (earlier)
AMH 611089-06 89-4QUp to 1 Gbyte Electronic DASD
Hitachi DS89-06 ?????MLPF (like MDF, PR/SM) 6 Partit.
Fujitsu89-06 89-10MSP-EX Op.System; like MVS/XA
U.S. Memories89-06Consortium to manufact. DRAMs
CA-Cullinet89-06Comp.Assoc. To Buy Cullinet
OSF89-06 90-07OSF's Unix; Early ship: 12-89
IBM Maint. Pr.89-07+3% maint. pr. on most products
IBM DASD89-07IBM cancelles large-disk announce
IBM SW PRICES89-08+13% typical On SW For lg.sys.
AMH89-08 89-11Amdahl Public Demo, FCS of ESA
NAS89-08NAS Public Demo of ESA
IBM AIX/37090-1QAnn. Date of AIX/370 Shipment (GA)
IBM Pricing89-09Gartner Report: IBM Revenue Bids
IBM Repository89-09 90-06Repository, AD/Cycle SW
NAS,HDS89-10NAS Becomes Hitachi Data Systems
IBM 3090J89-10 89-10"J & JH" Mods. +7 to 14% perf.
IBM 3090J,S89-10 89-10Move-Page Facility (370-ESA Arch)
IBM Group 6089-10 90-01New SW-Charges Group; +17% prices
DEC 900089-1030 VAX MIP UP; 117 VAX MIP 4P; VP
Tandem89-10New Cyclone line: up to 3*VLX
AT&T Unix89-10 89-11Unix V.4.0: Pricing, Availability
AMH 730089-11 90-01Amdahl midrange UTS
UP/DP processors
UP: 0.4 to 0.45 times 5990UP
AMH 5990-79089-11MP (2-way)
IBM 339089-11 89-12DASD: 22.7GB/box, 10.8", 4.2MB/s,
Seek: 9.5, 12.5ms, $12.12/MB
IBM 16Mb DRAM89-1216Mb 50ns Experimental chip
Siemens-Nixdorf90-01Siemens To Buy 51% of Nixdorf
AMH 5xxx90-01 90-3QAnn. Support of ESA Move Page Fac.
IBM-Siemens90-01Jt.Devel., 64Mbit DRAM chip
Motorola 6804090-01 90-?25MHz, 20MIPS,3.5MFLOPS microproc.
IBM RS/600090-02 90-2QWorkstation Line, RISC, AIX(Unix)
IBM Pricing90-03+3% Mainframe, AS/400, -20% memory
Memory Prices: $6.125K/MB (main)
$2.334K/MB (expan)
AMH Pricing90-04+3% Mainframe, -20% memory
IBM88-09 90-04Ship of OSI SW; works with Netview
OSF91---OSF to ship OSF/1
HDS EX 33,3490-03 90-06UP, DP @13, 25 MIPS
AT&T 700090-04130MIPS (DP) Mini
OS/2 V2 Delayed91---Shipment at end of 1990 delayed
IBM 16MbitDRAM91-2QVolume production
IBM Atom Write90-04Demo: moving atoms (to spell IBM)
1Mbit DRAM90-04Chip cost: $7
DB2 V2.290-04Perf. gain of 7% to 20% over V2.1
Intel 8048690-0533MHz Version @27 MIPS
CBEMA90-05CBEMA limits foreign members<30%
HP Loses Case90-04HP antitrust case on maintenance
DEC VAX 900090-05 90-06VAX 9000 ship delay by 1 month
HDS Vector Fac.90-05 90-3QIBM-Compat. Vector Fac., EX models
AMH-Oracle90-05 90-3QOracle SW under UTS
HDS EX 310,42090-06 91-2QWater Cooled, 45MIPS UP;150MIPS 4P
Lotus Suit90-06Lotus Corp. wins "look-and-feel"
copyright suit vs Paperback SW
Hitachi H-658790-07 90-0935.4GB/box DASD
Fujitsu M-180090-09 90-04New techn. high-end model line;
1.7 times old high-end; 8 way
IBM ES/900090-09 91-3QNew techn models; Base UP:40MIPSe
Complete Line: 2 to 200MIPS(6P)
IBM ESCON90-09 90-09Fiber Optic Interconnect; 10MB/s
Channels-CUs, Directors (60 Ports)
IBM ESCON CUs90-09 91-3Q3990 CUs with ESCON fiber
IBM ESA/39090-09Architecture for ES/9000 Systems
IBM MVS/ESA90-09 90-10MVS SP V4; uses ESA/390, APPC/MVS
AMH 5995M90-09 91-4QNew techn. models; Base UP 50MIPS
3,4P (processors)
92-2QNew models, 6P, 8P, to 300MIPS
Toshiba90-09 90-09Samples of 16Mbit Chips
NCR90-09New product lines using 80486
microprocessors (n-way) and Unix
AMH 4665FEP90-09 91-1QFEP for Unix ($85K-$384K)
AMH UTS 2.190-09 90-4QEarly Ship, UTS based on Unix V R3.1
Undersea Cable90-11 93British Telecom + MCI: 2.4gBit/s
OSF/190-10OSF ships its first Unix
Fujitsu M267190-11Fujitsu DASD, 8inch, 2.6GBytes
IBM Enh. SCSE90-11IBM Enhanced Cluster (SCSE)
4 TCMP(24P)+Common Memory (4GB)
Fujitsu DRAM90-12 95-??First 64Mbit DRAM chip using photo
(light) lithography; 40ns access
CA Enters Unix91-01Computer Associates enters Unix mkt
IBM Repository91-02IBM releases Repository specific.
AMH Sparc91-02Amdahl Licenses Sparc technology
AMH Huron91-03 91-03 0Huron Application Environment (SW)
AMH 639091-0330GBytes/box, 8.25"
IBM DASD Price91-03-5% Price on 3390 drive, 3990 CU
Oracle 6.291-03Oracle DBMS: loose-coupled sys.
AT&T Fiber91-035 GBits/s, 5000 miles,no amplifier
IBM 9021-86091-03 92-2Q5 processor model; 168 MIPS
Sequent91-031 to 30 Intel 486 micros, Unix
MIPS ABI91-04Appl.Bin.I/F for MIPS micros by
USL (Unix Systems Labs)
ACE91-04Vendor Group: DEC, Compaq, MIPS,
Intel,Microsoft, SCO, others
Standards:Windows, Unix(SCO)
i486, MIPS
EC SW Directive91-04 92-01EC Parliament passes new SW Law
EC Nations must pass; allows
decompile for I/F's
Toshiba91-02 9464 Mbit,33ns DRAM chip
IBM 3995 OD91-04 91-06WORM Optical disk library
87 GBytes, 8ms seek, 8 sec fetch
NCR 360091-05 91-4QUp to 288 i486 micros, NCR Unix,
$8M, 2000 MIPS
Mitsubishi/IBM91-04Mitsubishi sells IBM mainframes in Japan
AT&T Bus NCR91-05AT&T Acquires NCR
Convex Corp.91-05 92-1Q?First Gallium Arsenide Machine
AMH 474591-05+80% speed+HSS+ECCF for FEP
Micropolis 1GB91-05 91-3QFirst 1GByte 3.5 inch disk
10ms access, 10Mbyte/s
HDS EX 520,62091-07 92-1H5,6 processor models of new EX
SW AG Natural91-06 92-1QSW AG's Natural to PC DOS, Unix
IBM 374691-06+50% speed,TCP/IP,+ other feat.
Intel91-06 91-07Intel ships 50MHz i486 micro
Sony/IB Optical91-06 91-3QOptical rewritable DASD
128MBytes, 3.5", 40-66ms access
IBM ES/9000 MIPS91-07 91-09+15% speed (45MIPS UP)
NEC/Bull91-07NEC to buy 5% of Groupe Bull
Apple/IBM Pact91-07Apple, IBM on RS/6000, AIX,
Motorola RS/6000, Apple SW
IBM/Metaphor91-07IBM acquires Metaphor Corp.
Borland/Ashton91-07Borland buys Ashton-Tate Corp.
IBM/Siemens91-0716Mbit DRAM chips in Europe
NEC, Bull91-07NEC Buys 4.7% of Groupe Bull
Memorex/Telex91-07Memorex/Telex Files For Bankruptcy
IBM91-07IBM moves single silicon atoms
USSR Coyprights91-07USSR passes Copyright law
Toshiba91-081GByte 3.5 inch DASD drives
NEC91-08NEC samples 16MBit chips in U.S.
Fujitsu/HAL91-08Fujitsu Buys 44% of HAL Computer
AMH MIPS91-09 92-2Q+10%-15% Speed of 5995M
IBM SW prices91-09+5% IBM Software
HDS 7390-391-09 92-2Q34GB/Drive, $10.72/MB
IBM 9021 Mods91-09 92-031-3P Mod520/640/660/740water cool
IBM 9121 Mods91-09 92-032-4P Mod490/570/610air cool,70MIPS
IBM ESCON Speed91-09 92-03/0617MB/s data rate
IBM 3390-391-09 92-0934GB/Box, $9.92/MB (B Box)
IBM 934091-09 92-1Q2GB/Drive, $16.32/MB
IBM AIX/Native91-09 92-2QAIX (IBM Unix) native on S/370/390
IBM 957091-09 92-2Q50MB/s DASD For Scientific Appl.
IBM Warehouse91-09 ?????IBM Vision; access to various DBMS
IBM 1GB Disk91-09 91-09IBM ships 1GByte 3.5 inch disk
Unix V.4MP91-10USL V.4MP Unix: up to 16-way MP
AMH UTS2.1.391-10 91-12UTS Enhancements
HDS MIPS91-11+15% Speed (to 50MIPS UP)
HDS Escon91-11Intention to support 17MB/s Escon
HDS EX 21091-112P EX model, 99 MIPS
Cray Y-B C9091-11Cray ships 16GFLOP Supercomputer
AT&T,Teradata91-12AT&T Buys Teradata For $520M
Hitachi Micropr91-12Exper.Hitachi Micro: 250MHz,1KMIPS
AMH 639092-01 92-4Q+50% Cap.=2.83GB/Module, 45GB/Box
AMH92-014Q91:First loss by Amdahl
STC92-01 92Iceberg 9200 RAID DASD, 151GB;
DEC92-02 92-4QAlpha 64b Arch.,Micro Chip@ 150MHz
Bull/IBM92-02IBM Buys 5%-10% of Bull
IBM 16Mit DRAM92-02 92-03Use of 16Mbit DRAM chip(in AS/400)
IBM Adstar92-03IBM Storage Business called Adstar
MIPS-SIGraphics92-03Silicon Graphics Buys MIPS Inc.
Samsung92-03Samsung: 1st ship,16Mbit DRAM chip
IBM COBOL92-0357,000 IBM COBOL LIC., 60B L. Appl.Code
IBM AIXESA92-04 92-4QS/370 MAinframe Unix
IBM RS/6000 97092-04 92-0650MHz RISC Server, 0.5micron CMOS
IBM MOSP Pricin92-05Discount On Multiple OSG's, Same MF
AMH New CEO92-05E.J. Zemke new Amdahl CEO
IBM Pricing92-05-20% Price Main,Exp.store3090/9021
Now $3200/MB Main, $1,250/MB Exp
AMH Shis EPF92-06EPF=10%-15% Perf. Boost on 5995Ms
IBM Semicon.92-06IBM will sell its semiconductors
CDC92-06CDC To sell its computer business
AMH Huron92-07Huron: Unix Workstations, UTS
SUN SPARC92-07Version 9 SPARC Arch. 64 bits
IBM+Siemens+Toshiba:
9207Agree To Develop 256Mbit DRAM chip
DEC92-07Olsen Steps Down at DEC
KODAK MAINT.92-07Court rules against Kodak on Maintenance
CA vs AAI92-07Limits on SW Copyright
IBM Pricing92-08+3% HW, +5% SW; PCs excluded
HDS Performance92-08+1% GX 8520, +2% GX 8620
Wang Bankruptcy92-08Wang Labs files for Bancruptcy
AMH 6390-392-09DASD: 2.83GB/Module, 46GB/Box
IBM 93392-09IBM RAID DASD for AS/400; 6.97GB,7 disks
Solboure92-098-way Viking-SPARC system
SEGAvsAclocade92-09SW Reverse Engineering OK (US Appeals)
AMH 5995-8650M92-09Amdahl ships its 8-processor 5995M
IBM-HP ICS92-10 93-2HIBM supplies HP with CICS/6000
SAMSUNG92-10SAMSUNG has a working 64Mbit DRAM chip
IBM92-12IBM cuts $1 billion from R&D
IBM93-01IBM posts massive $11 billion charge
IBM 711-Based93-02 93-02IBM Announces 9021 711-based models: Feb 9th
10 new water cooled ECL models
UP (62 MIPS) to first IBM 8P (390 MIPS)
UP = +30% to +35% performance, 7.1ns cycle
IBM withdraws list prices, also
93-10Data Compression, ADMF, MVS Open Edition
IBM 511-Based93-02 93-02IBM Announces 9121 511-based models:
New Air Cooled, ECL models (20 to
to 106 MIPS)UP to 4P.
Has Data Compression and ADMF
AMH xx7093-02Amdahl 711 response, 2 days after IBM ann.
93-03XX70 series (DP,TP,QP,4P,5P,6P,7P & 8P)
+10% over xx50+EPF models, 5.9ns cycle time
AMH 5995M93-02Gartner lowers performance ratings of 5995M
about 5% - Feb. 26, 1993
Hitachi 8xx493-03Hitachi 711 response March 16th
HDS GX 8xx4 models added to GX 8000 family
Matches IBM 711 models performance UP to 8P
IBM Software93-05IBM software pricing changes:
User and usage based plans announced
Group 90 & 100 prices rolled back to 80
Enterprise agreement planned
No general software price increases in '94
IBM DASD93-05IBM 3390-9 and 3990-6 announced
3390-9 - "chubby DASD" 3x mod 3 capacity
Hitachi DASD93-05HDS (and Comparex) respond to 3390-9
HDS 7600 series (7693,7699 and 7690 ctlr)
New 6.5 inch form factor
93-067693 (3390-3 alternative)
94-3Q7699 (3390-9 alternative)
AMH DASD93-06Amdahl responds to 3390-9
94-3Q6395-9 (3x capacity of 6390-3)
IBM Processors93-08 93-08Adds 9021-832 & new early availability dates
832 model added to 9021 water-cooled series
Data Compression moved to 8/93 from 10/93
Con. Micrcode Patch moved to 8/93 from 3/94
AMH/Sun93-09Amdahl and Sun Strategic Alliance Ann.
AC to market SPARCserver 1000 & 2000
AC to help enhance Solaris with UTS tech.
HDS/Comparex93-11Comparex and HDS stop competiting in Europe
One Hitachi distributor per country
IBM Servers93-11IBM Previews (pre-announces) PQS and PTS
Hitachi93-12HDS Announces new GX 8000 models
94-1Q8114, 8214 & 8314
AMH94-01Compatible Systems issues SOD (CMOS, ECL,
and parallel systems plans)
AMH/Fujitsu94-01Amdahl & Fujitsu announce alliance to
develop future CMOS S/390 mainframes
AMH94-03DASD agreement with Encore
AMH94-03Amdahl announces strategic alliance with
Oracle, nCUBE and IBI
AMH 12P94-03Amdahl announces 4 new 5995-xx70 models
First 10P, 12P, 5P (ss) and 6P (ss)
Largest single image avail. (530 MIPS)
94-4QOnly 12P from any PCM, First 10P
94-3QFirst single sided 5P and 6P
Announced 1 week before IBM 10P ann.
IBM 10P94-04 94-10IBM Announces 711-bases 10P (9X2)
1.2 x 982 (8P)
IBM Parallel94-04 94-06Parallel Sysplex extension to S/390
SysplexExtensive new software MVS V5, IMS V5, new
VTAM, NetView, RMF, RACF, etc. Requires
Coupling Facility & Coupling Links
IBM PTS94-04 94-069672 PTS - CMOS S/390s (up to 6-way CEC,
10 MIPS uni to 50 MIPS aggregate)
Up to 8 CECs per PTS, runs Parallel
Sysplex Software
IBM Coupling94-04 94-069674 CF - uses same CMOS S/390 plus 9345
FacilityParallel Sysplex serialization, data
sharing, message queuing & buffer mgt.
IBM PQS94-04 94-049673 PQS - uses same CMOS S/390 plus 9345
DASD, MVS and DB2 to provide DSS for DB2
Up to 8 CECs max, 768 GB DASD (or 6 TB via
custom config.)
IBM Software94-04 94-04IBM eliminates Group 90 & 100
94-06IBM adds Parallel Sysplex License Charges
94-04IBM adds Measured Usage License Charges
Hitachi/IBM94-04IBM and Hitachi Technology Agreement
Hitachi to buy CMOS S/390 processors,
PowerPC chips, and will OEM SP2 product
Hitachi to build midrange and parallel
systems around IBM S/390 chips - FCS 1996
AMH94-05 94-2QAmdahl announces Xplorer 2000
Oracle94-05Oracle announces Sysplex support
IBM 967294-09IBM announces Parallel Enterprise Servers
IBM 967295-06 95-07IBM announces 9672 R*2/R*3
HDS95-05HDS announces Skyline - largest image
Gartner 975 MIPS
IBM95-10 96-02IBM announces OS/390 bundling
AMH96-05Amdahl announces Envista NT servers
and LVS 4500 RAID system
IBM96-05Windows APIs under MVS
IBM 967296-09 96-09IBM announces 9672 R*4
IBM96-09XPG4 UNIX certification for OS/390
IBM96-10Java Virtual Machine for OS/390
CA IDMS97-01CA announces Sysplex support
IBM 967297-06 97-06IBM announces CMOS G4/R*5
AMH97-06 98-01Millennium 700 - 75 MIPS UNI, 12-WAY
AMH97-06Spectris +25% performance
SWA Natural98-02Software AG announces Sysplex support
IBM 967298-05 98-08IBM announces CMOS G5/R*6 - 1069 MIPS
Gartner 1069 MIPS
AMH98-06 98-12Millennium 800 - 1075 MIPS CMOS
AMH98-06Multiple Server Facility
AMH98-09SAP Certification
HDS98-09 98-12First 11-way system - Pilot
HDS98-09 99-12HDS pre-announces Skyline 2
HDS98-10 98-4Q7700E +30% Perf, bigger cache
IBM98-111000 G5 servers in 3 months
AMH/MSFT99-02Agreement to integrate MVS, NT
HDS99-02 99-3QFirst 3000 MIPS system - Trinium
EMC/IBM99-03Major DASD technology agreement
AMH99-031000th TDMF Licence
HDS99-04Now wholly-owned daughter of Hitachi
IBM 967299-05 99-06IBM announces CMOS G6/X*7/Z*7

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