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IBM i is actually the name of an operating system rather than the hardware. So, it is the successor to OS/400 rather than AS/400. The current hardware is IBM Power Systems. These can also run Aix and Linux. There was also the name iSeries between AS/400 and i. Regardless of its name, RPG has been the dominant language though it has also changed a lot. ...


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I run a 9404 F10 which has V3R2 installed. That is the last OS that can be run on IMPI machines. When IBM moved to power they had to rewrite vast amounts of OS/400 as lots of little things such as even the disk geometry changed. As such it is also true of the fact that power machines cannot run anything below V3R6. V3R2 is also quite a stretch for my machine....


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There was a little overlap of CISC and RISC. V3R6 was the first release to support RISC and had similar function to the CISC release V3R1. This was followed by V3R2 for CISC and V3R7 for RISC. From then on, it was RISC only so V3R2 was the last CISC release. Most programs could be carried across but the hardware independence did not work like Java today. ...


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This appears to be a list of mailing lists devoted to the AS/400 and iSeries systems. Someone on one of those lists would certainly know. List Description BPCS-L BPCS ERP System C400-L Bare Metal Programming IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) COBOL400-L COBOL Programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) Consult400 Consulting on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)...


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