The AS/400 - formally renamed the 'eServer iSeries/400,' but still commonly known as AS/400 - is a middle-size server designed for small businesses and departments in large enterprises and now redesigned so that it will work well in distributed networks.
Big Blue refers to IBM, which has used blue as a
brandingcolor in its logo and elsewhere.
iSeries is IBM's midrange server line, designed for small businesses and departments in large enterprises. (Continued...)
The iSeries (AS/400) is one of IBM's greatest success stories.
2003 marks the 15th anniversary of the AS/400 (now called the iSeries), so we thought we'd take a look back and see how it's changed over the years.
To seize is to take or wrest control of something that you did not previously control. In programming, for example, an operating system may seize or take control of some memory that is in use by an application because they have used it too long and it is needed by other applications that are running concurrently. A seizure may be permanent or temporary.
Also see lock.