IBM has radically improved the bang for the buck on its Power7-based Power Systems 701 and 702 blade servers this week, and is expected to soon deliver similarly priced entry rack and tower servers. And now it has a new, lower-cost AIX 6.1 Express Edition that will match the less expensive hardware and therefore help Big Blue's …
Was about Time
Once upon a time was done years ago when AIX was available on floopies and a PS/2 now it allows developers with small budgets to acquire this excellent hardware widening the base of developers for this market.
The same thing needs to be done for System I as well. A small config with a limited work load and a single or double user license for the development toolset and OS. This will replenish the already depleted based of AS/400 skills.
stoned, I hope