AS/400 Definitions

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    OS/400

    OS/400 is IBM's operating system for its AS/400 and AS/400e line of business computers. (Continued...)

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    Quiz: iSeries (AS/400) Commands

    The iSeries (AS/400) is one of IBM's greatest success stories.

  • Quiz: iSeries (AS/400) History

    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.

  • R

    Report Program Generator (RPG)

    RPG (Report Program Generator) is a programming language that originated as a report-building program used in DEC and IBM minicomputer operating systems and evolved into a fully procedural programming language. (Continued...)

  • RISC (reduced instruction set computer)

    RISC (reduced instruction set computer) is a microprocessor that is designed to perform a smaller number of types of computer instructions so that it can operate at a higher speed (perform more millions of instructions per second, or MIPS). (Continued...)

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    seize

    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.

  • Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI)

    Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) is a semiconductor fabrication technique developed by IBM that uses pure crystal silicon and silicon oxide for integrated circuits (IC) and microchips.

  • Star processor

    IBM's Star processor is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor that is available in several series versions for IBM's AS/400 and RS/6000 systems.

  • U

    UCCnet

    UCCnet is a standards organization that provides an Internet-based supply chain management (SCM) data registry service for e-commerce companies and companies that have an e-commerce component.

  • W

    WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC)

    WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC) is a set of application development tools designed for the IBM (International Business Machines) iSeries server. The WDSC basic edition offers user-friendly, easy-to-learn tools to help providers optimize e-business applications.

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