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Current Events & Commentary
After months of customer speculation, IBM parted the curtains on May 3 to unveil its first step into the next generation of AS/400 computing. As the sheer number of announcements indicates, that step is a giant one. It includes a totally redesigned processor lineup, a new operating system version, a radically improved database management system, a fistful of new application development environments, and the kind of client/server performance customers have been demanding.