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Title:
Exploring IBM technology, products & services
Author:
Hoskins, Jim.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Gulf Breeze, FL : Maximum Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of :Exploring IBM technology, products & services. 2nd ed. c1999.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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Exploring IBM technology, products & services.
ISBN:
9781885068446
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Book

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An overview of IBM's company-wide e-business strategy, the five core computer families, computer networking basics, and services business. A revised edition of Exploring IBM technology and products and services, 2nd ed. published in 1999. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
What This Book Isp. xiii
What This Book Is Notp. xiv
How to Use This Bookp. xiv
Your "Members Only" Web Sitep. xv
Chapter 1 e-business Basicsp. 1
What Is the Internet?p. 1
Where Did the Internet Come From?p. 2
It's About Contentp. 5
Today's Internetp. 5
Pervasive Computingp. 6
What Are People Doing Right Now?p. 7
IBM's View of e-businessp. 11
Why Does IBM Like the Internet?p. 11
Where Do Intranets Fit In?p. 15
IBM's e-business Cyclep. 17
The Foundation Supporting IBM's e-business Strategyp. 19
Application Architecture for e-businessp. 19
Application Architecture for e-businessp. 20
Development Tools and Componentsp. 20
Secure Network and Management Softwarep. 20
Java, the Key to Independencep. 20
Server Hardwarep. 22
Securityp. 23
A Story of Three Businessesp. 24
Small Business--Ned Connolly's Auto Partsp. 24
Medium Business--Blue Sky Musical Instrumentsp. 25
Large Business--Stonefield Audio/Videop. 27
Chapter 2 IBM Personal Computersp. 30
A Glance Backwardsp. 30
Meet the Familyp. 33
What is on the Horizon?p. 38
Hardware Architecturep. 39
Microprocessors and Memoryp. 39
Microprocessor Basicsp. 39
Multiprocessingp. 40
Intel Microprocessorsp. 41
Memoryp. 41
Disk Storagep. 43
Diskettesp. 44
Fixed Disksp. 45
Optical Disk Storagep. 45
PC Softwarep. 46
Types of Software--A Modelp. 47
Application Programsp. 47
Operating Systemsp. 49
BIOSp. 49
Operating Systemsp. 51
The Disk Operating System (DOS)p. 51
Advanced Operating Systemsp. 52
Chapter 3 IBM RS/6000 Computersp. 65
A Glance Backwardsp. 65
The RS/6000 Heritagep. 66
Meet the RS/6000 Familyp. 68
RS/6000 Modelsp. 70
Micro Channel Systemsp. 73
PCI/ISA Systemsp. 76
POWERparallel SPp. 81
RS/6000 Hardware Architecturep. 86
The Main Processorp. 87
Main Memoryp. 93
Memory Managementp. 95
Symmetric Multiprocessingp. 98
RS/6000 Softwarep. 99
Types of Software--A Conceptual Modelp. 100
Application Programsp. 100
Operating Systemsp. 101
Device Driversp. 102
Software Compatibility--Why It Is Importantp. 103
Operating Systemsp. 105
AIX for the RS/6000p. 105
Chapter 4 IBM NUMA-Q Computersp. 108
A Glance Backwardsp. 108
Meet the NUMA-Q Familyp. 110
The NUMA-Q 2000p. 110
The NUMA-Q 1000p. 112
The NUMA Centerp. 113
NUMA-Q Architecturep. 114
NUMA-Q Softwarep. 117
Types of Software--A Conceptual Modelp. 118
Application Programsp. 118
Operating Systemsp. 119
Device Driversp. 120
The DYNIX/ptx Operating Systemp. 121
The Application Region Managerp. 122
Shared-Memory Architecturep. 123
Communicationsp. 124
High Availability and Manageabilityp. 124
Chapter 5 IBM AS/400 Computersp. 127
A Glance Backwardsp. 127
What Makes Up an AS/400 Computer System?p. 131
Meet the AS/400 Familyp. 132
AS/400 Advanced 36 Model 436p. 134
Inside AS/400 Systemsp. 135
Hardware Architecture Overviewp. 135
The Move from CISC to RISCp. 139
Auxiliary Storagep. 140
Diskette Storagep. 140
Disk Storagep. 140
Optical Librariesp. 141
Tape Storagep. 142
Storage Managementp. 143
Hardware Data Compressionp. 145
Hierarchical Storage Managementp. 146
NetFinity for AS/400p. 146
Opticonnect/400 Systemsp. 147
AS/400 Softwarep. 148
Types of Software--A Modelp. 148
Application Programsp. 150
Operating Systemsp. 151
SLIC Instructionsp. 152
How AS/400 Software Layers Are Differentp. 153
AS/400 Operating Systemsp. 155
SSPp. 155
OS/400p. 156
OS/400 Upgradesp. 157
Chapter 6 IBM S/390 Computersp. 159
A Historical View of the S/390p. 159
The Basics of the S/390 Computer Systemp. 166
The New Generation of S/390sp. 171
S/390 Multiprise Enterprise Serversp. 172
A Look Inside the S/390p. 172
Storage Hierarchy--Making Data Availablep. 173
Processor Storagep. 173
External Storagep. 175
Open Systems Adaptersp. 177
Parallel Sysplexp. 177
Coupling Facilityp. 178
S/390 Softwarep. 179
Types of Software--A Modelp. 179
Application Programsp. 180
Operating Systemp. 182
LICp. 183
Operating Systemsp. 184
OS/390p. 184
VMp. 185
VSEp. 186
Chapter 7 Computer Communicationsp. 189
The Need to Communicate--An Introductionp. 189
The Internetp. 190
Intranetsp. 191
Network Typesp. 192
Local Area Networksp. 192
Wide Area Networksp. 193
Wireless Networksp. 193
Client Server Networkingp. 193
What Makes Up a Client/Server Computing System?p. 194
Architectures for Client/Server Applicationsp. 196
Two-Tiered Client/Server Applicationsp. 196
Three-Tiered Client/Server Applicationsp. 198
Chapter 8 IBM Global Servicesp. 199
Trends in the IT Services Marketplacep. 199
IBM Global Services Todayp. 200
IT Services Competitive Environmentp. 202
IBM Global Service Offeringsp. 203