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Title:
Exploring IBM RS/6000 computers
Author:
Hoskins, Jim.
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Edition:
Ninth edition.
Publication Information:
Gulf Breeze, FL : Maximum Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxv, 418 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781885068279
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Book

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If you need to stay current with IBM's popular RS/6000 family of UNIX workstations and servers, this easy-to-read book (and companion Web site) is for you. Widely considered the bible of the RS/6000 world, Exploring IBM RS/6000 Computers tells you everything you need to know to integrate and manage RS/6000 computers in small, medium, or large sized business environments. The Ninth Edition has been updated to cover the latest RS/6000 models (including the new 64-bit workstations), Internet and client/server software, Network Station thin clients, AIX 4.3, new middleware, graphics accelerators, displays, disk storage, printers, tape drives, remote access products and much more. Further, the companion Web site offers updates and additional RS/6000 resources--only accessible by readers of this book! Book jacket.


Author Notes

Jim Hoskins is a well known author and former "IBMer" with ten years experience as an IBM design engineer and development manager. As part of the original development team for the IBM PS/2 family, Jim wrote IBM Personal Systems: A Business Perspective, which sold over 100,000 copies in 12 languages. Jim has written many other books and is the editor of the Exploring IBM series. He resides in Gulf Breeze, Florida with his wife Monica and four sons; Nik, Sam, Ben, and Nate.
Doug Davies is the manager of the IBM RS/6000 Executive Briefing Centers in Austin, Texas and Poughkeepsie, New York. He has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Duke University. He joined IBM in 1981 and has held a number of engineering and management positions. Doug resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Kim, daughters; Tabitha and Sarah, and son Stephen.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xvii
What This Book Isp. xvii
What This Book Is Notp. xvii
How to Use This Bookp. xviii
Your "Members Only" Web Sitep. xix
A Glance Backwardp. xix
The Who, What, Why, and How of the RS/6000p. xxi
Choices for Your Needsp. xxiv
Chapter 1 IBM RS/6000--A New Beginningp. 1
Meet the Familyp. 1
Micro Channel Systems Overviewp. 7
PCI/ISA Systems Overviewp. 12
Micro Channel Systems Detailp. 14
Micro Channel Desktop Systemsp. 14
7012 Systems Overviewp. 14
Model 39H Specificsp. 15
Model 397 Specificsp. 17
Micro Channel Deskside Systemsp. 18
Model C20 Specificsp. 19
7013 Uniprocessor Systems Overviewp. 20
Model 595 Specificsp. 22
Micro Channel Rack Systemsp. 22
Model R20 Specificsp. 24
Micro Channel SMP Systemsp. 25
Model 7013-J50 Specificsp. 26
Model 7015-R50 Specificsp. 28
PCI/ISA Systems Detailp. 30
PCI/ISA Desktop Systemsp. 30
Model 43P-140 Specificsp. 31
Model 43P-150 Specificsp. 33
Model 43P-240 Specificsp. 35
PCI/ISA Deskside Systemsp. 36
Model E30 Specificsp. 38
Model F40 Specificsp. 40
Model 43P-260 Specificsp. 41
Model F50 Specificsp. 44
PCI/ISA Rack Systemsp. 47
Model F3L Telecommunications Serverp. 47
Model H10 Specificsp. 47
Model H50 Specificsp. 49
Model S70 Specificsp. 51
Overviewp. 51
The S70 Processor Rackp. 53
The S00 Expansion Rackp. 55
Model S70 I/O Drawersp. 56
Model S7A Specificsp. 58
Upgrades for Micro Channel SMPsp. 58
RS/6000 POWER parallel SP Specificsp. 59
Performance Overviewp. 63
A Closer Lookp. 72
RS/6000 Hardware Architecturep. 73
The Main Processorp. 74
Original Implementationp. 75
RSC Chip Implementationp. 80
PowerPC 601 Implementationp. 81
PowerPC 603 Implementationp. 84
PowerPC 604 and 604e Architecturep. 86
PowerPC RS64 Microprocessorp. 88
PowerPC RS64-II Microprocessorp. 90
Power2 Implementationp. 91
The Power3 Microprocessorp. 93
Main Memoryp. 94
Memory Managementp. 97
Symmetric Multiprocessor Implementationp. 100
Graphicsp. 103
Graphics Basic Trainingp. 104
Auxiliary Storagep. 109
Diskette Storagep. 109
Disk Storagep. 110
SCSI Disk Storagep. 112
Serial Storage Architecture Disk Storagep. 117
Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop and Storage
Area Networksp. 118
Tape Storagep. 120
Optical Storagep. 121
Micro Channel Expansion Slotsp. 122
PCI and ISA Expansion Slotsp. 126
Standard Portsp. 127
The Quiet Touch Keyboardp. 128
Mechanical Packagingp. 129
Chapter 2 Options and Peripheralsp. 133
Graphics Displaysp. 134
Color Displaysp. 134
Graphics Optionsp. 137
Two-Dimensional Graphics Adaptersp. 138
E15 and S15 Graphics Adaptersp. 139
Power GXT150p. 140
Power GXT110Pp. 140
Power GXT120Pp. 141
Power GXT150L, GXT150M, and GXT150Pp. 141
Power GXT155Lp. 142
MVP Power Multi-Monitor Adapterp. 142
Power GXT250 and GXT255p. 142
Three-Dimensional Graphics Optionsp. 143
Power GXT500, 500P, 550P, and 500Dp. 143
Power GXT800P and GXT800Mp. 144
Power GXT1000p. 144
Power GXT2000Pp. 145
Power GXT3000Pp. 146
5080 Coax Communication Adapterp. 147
Graphics Subsystem Performancep. 147
X-Terminalsp. 149
Personal Computers as X-Terminalsp. 151
Network Computersp. 152
ASCII Terminalsp. 154
3153 Terminalsp. 155
Personal Computer ASCII Terminal Emulationp. 156
Printersp. 157
4232 Printerp. 157
4247 Printerp. 158
6400 Printersp. 159
IBM Network Printersp. 161
IBM 3130 and 3160 Advanced Function Printersp. 163
Memory Expansion Optionsp. 164
Model 250, 41W/41T, 42W/42T, C10, and C20 Memory Expansionp. 164
Model 390/3BT Memory Expansionp. 165
Model 39H/3CT Memory Expansionp. 165
Model 397 Memory Expansionp. 166
Model G40 Memory Expansionp. 166
Model 590 and 59H Memory Expansionp. 167
Model 591 and 595 Memory Expansionp. 168
Model J40 anR40 Memory Expansionp. 168
Model J50 and R50 Memory Expansionp. 169
Model R20 and R24 Memory Expansionp. 169
SIMM Kitsp. 169
Model 43P Memory Expansionp. 170
Model 43P-140 Memory Expansionp. 170
Model 43P-150 Memory Expansionp. 170
Model E20, E30, and F30 Memory Expansionp. 171
Model 240, F40, and H10 Memory Expansionp. 171
Model 43P-260 Memory Expansionp. 172
Model F50 and H50 Memory Expansionp. 172
Model S70 and S7A Memory Expansionp. 173
Auxiliary Storage Optionsp. 173
IBM Seascape: Storage Enterprise Architecturep. 174
Diskette Storagep. 175
Internal Magnetic Disksp. 175
External Magnetic Disksp. 176
7203 External Portable Disk Drivep. 176
7204 External Disk Drivesp. 177
External Disk Systemsp. 178
7131-105 SCSI Multi-Storage Towerp. 179
7133 Serial Disk Systemsp. 180
7131-405 SSA Multi-Storage Towerp. 182
RAID Systemsp. 182
Storage Area Networks and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loopp. 185
2102 Fibre Channel RAID Storage Serverp. 185
2105-B09 Versatile Storage Serverp. 186
Optical Disk Storagep. 187
Internal CD-ROM Drivesp. 188
7210 External CD-ROM Drivep. 188
7209 Optical Disk Drivep. 190
3995 Optical Library Dataserversp. 190
Internal Tape Storagep. 191
1.2 GB Internal 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Drive (#2630)p. 191
12/24 GB 4-mm Internal Tape Drive (#6159)p. 191
5/10 GB 8-mm Internal Tape Drivep. 192
20/40 GB 8-mm Internal Tape Drive (#6156)p. 193
Half-Inch 9-Track Tape Drive Drawerp. 193
External Tape Optionsp. 193
4-mm Tape Optionsp. 194
7206 External 4-mm Tape Drive (Models 5 and 110)p. 194
7332 4-mm Tape Autoloaderp. 194
Quarter-Inch Tape Optionsp. 196
7207-012 External 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Drivep. 197
7207-122 External 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Drivep. 197
7207-315 External 1/4-Inch Cartridge Tape Drivep. 197
8-mm Tape Optionsp. 198
7208 External 8-mm Tape Drivesp. 198
7331-305 8-mm Tape Libraryp. 198
Half-Inch Tape Reel Optionp. 199
9348 Magnetic Tape Unitp. 199
DLT Tape Optionsp. 200
7205 Digital Linear Tape Drivesp. 200
7337 Digital Linear Tape Libraryp. 200
Half-Inch Cartridge Tape Systemsp. 201
3490 Magnetic Tape Subsystemp. 202
3570 Magstar MP Tape Subsystemp. 202
IBM Magstar 3575 Tape Library Dataserverp. 203
3590 Magstar High-Performance Tape Subsystemp. 204
3494 Tape Library Dataserverp. 205
SCSI I/O Adaptersp. 207
Micro Channel SCSI Controllersp. 207
SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/A (#2415)p. 207
SCSI-2 Differential Fast/Wide Adapter/A (#2416)p. 209
Enhanced SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Differential Adapter/A (#2412)p. 209
PCI Bus SCSI Adaptersp. 209
PCI SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Single-Ended Adapter (#6208)p. 210
PCI SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Differential Adapter (#6209)p. 210
SCSI-2 Fast/Wide PCI RAID Adapter (#2493)p. 210
Ultra SCSI Single-Ended Adapter (#6206)p. 211
Ultra SCSI Differential Adapter (#6207)p. 211
Integrated SCSI Adaptersp. 211
Integrated SCSI High-Performance I/O Controllerp. 211
Integrated SCSI Adapterp. 212
Integrated SCSI-2 Adapterp. 212
Integrated SCSI-2 Fast/Wide Adapter/Ap. 212
Other I/O Adaptersp. 212
SSA 4-Port Adapter (#6214)p. 212
Enhanced SSA 4-Port Adapter (#6216)p. 214
SSA 4-Port RAID Adapter (#6217 and #6218)p. 214
SSA Multi Initiator/RAID EL Adapters (#6215 and #6219)p. 215
SSA Fibre-Optic Extender (#5500)p. 215
Advanced SSA Optical Extender (#8851)p. 216
High-Performance Parallel Interface (HPPI) Micro Channel Adapterp. 216
Communications Optionsp. 216
Communications Interfaces/Protocols--A Road Mapp. 218
Asynchronous Communications Adaptersp. 221
8-Port Async Adaptersp. 223
128-Port Async Controller/Concentratorp. 223
Terminal Serversp. 225
LAN Communications Adaptersp. 225
Ethernet Adaptersp. 226
Ethernet High-Performance LAN Adapterp. 226
3Com 10/100 Mb/sec PCI Fast EtherLink XLp. 227
IBM 10/100 Mb/sec Ethernet Adaptersp. 227
Gigabit Ethernet--SX PCI Adapterp. 227
IBM PCI Token-Ring Adapterp. 227
FDDI Network Adaptersp. 228
TURBOWAYS ATM Adapterp. 229
EICON ISDN DIVA Pro 2.0 PCI S/T Adapterp. 230
WAN Communications Adaptersp. 230
4-Port Multiprotocol Communications Controllerp. 230
X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2p. 231
Other Communications Optionsp. 232
3270 Connection Adapterp. 232
Block Multiplexer Channel Adapterp. 232
ESCON Channel Adaptersp. 232
System/370 Channel Emulator Adapterp. 233
SP System Attachment Adapterp. 233
Network Processorsp. 233
Realtime Interface Coprocessorsp. 234
Modemsp. 235
Multimedia Optionsp. 235
Ultimedia Audio Adapterp. 236
Ultimedia Video Capture Adapter/Sp. 237
IBM Multimedia Kit for RS/6000p. 237
Other Optionsp. 237
Exide Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs)p. 238
6094 Dials/Keyboardp. 238
6094 Spaceballp. 239
6093 Tabletsp. 239
3-Button Mousep. 240
Keyboardsp. 240
Security Cablep. 241
Chapter 3 Using Your RS/6000p. 242
Getting Your Feet Wetp. 242
Before We Beginp. 243
What Is InfoExplorer?p. 246
Let's Get Busyp. 247
Accessing InfoExplorer as a Graphics Userp. 249
Accessing InfoExplorer as a Nongraphics Userp. 252
A Walk Through the Common Desktop Environmentp. 254
Types of Software--A Conceptual Modelp. 261
Application Programsp. 261
Operating Systemsp. 263
Device Driversp. 264
How the Layers Work Togetherp. 265
RS/6000 Software Compatiblity--Why It Is Importantp. 267
Inside RS/6000 Compatibilityp. 268
Chapter 4 Application Programsp. 270
Can Prewritten Programs Fit the Bill?p. 271
Cross-Industry Application Programsp. 272
Word Processingp. 272
Spreadsheetsp. 273
Database Managementp. 274
Graphics and Presentationsp. 275
Communicationsp. 276
Variations on the Big Fivep. 277
Industry-Specific Application Programsp. 278
Custom Application Programsp. 280
Chapter 5 AIX for the RS/6000p. 282
Introduction to Operating System Conceptsp. 283
Batch versus Interactive Processingp. 284
What Is Multiuser?p. 285
What Is Multitasking?p. 286
AIX--An Executive Overviewp. 287
A Closer Look at AIXp. 290
User Interfaces/Servicesp. 291
Systems Managementp. 296
Disk Managementp. 299
Application Developmentp. 301
Standard AIX Development Featuresp. 301
Compilersp. 302
Librariesp. 302
Additional Toolsp. 303
Distributed Computingp. 305
Transaction Processingp. 307
Communications Supportp. 308
Internet Softwarep. 314
Web Browsersp. 314
Web Server Enablersp. 315
Development Toolsp. 316
AIX Version 4p. 317
Hardware Supportp. 317
Open Systems Standardsp. 318
Security Enhancementsp. 318
Desktop User Interfacep. 319
File Systemp. 320
Installationp. 320
AIX Version 4.2p. 320
AIX Version 4.3p. 322
What About 64-Bit Capability?p. 322
Other AIX 4.3 Enhancementsp. 325
Which Release of AIX Version 4 Should I Select?p. 330
Chapter 6 RS/6000 Communicationsp. 331
Computer Communications--An Introductionp. 331
ASCII Terminal Networksp. 332
Distributed Computer Communicationsp. 335
RS/6000 Distributed Networkp. 337
RS/6000 and AS/400 Distributed Networkp. 339
RS/6000 and System/390 Distributed Networkp. 340
RS/6000 and Local Area Networksp. 342
RS/6000 and the Ethernet LANp. 344
RS/6000 and the Token-Ring Networkp. 347
RS/6000 and FDDI Networksp. 350
Clustering for High Availabilityp. 353
HAGEOp. 358
Chapter 7 RS/6000 and Your Environmentp. 360
What Are My Computing Needs?p. 361
Choosing the Softwarep. 362
When Should I Consider An RS/6000 System?p. 364
What About Personal Computers?p. 364
What About AS/400 Computers?p. 364
What About S/390 Computers?p. 366
Choosing RS/6000 Configurationsp. 367
Small-Business Environment--Bob's Gearbox Companyp. 368
Medium-Sized-Business Environment--Johnson and Thornbushp. 371
Large-Business Environment--Atole Enterprisesp. 375
The Financial Decisionsp. 378
Cost Justificationp. 378
Lease or Buy?p. 382
User Educationp. 384
IBMLink Supportp. 385
Ergonomicsp. 386
Comfort for the Eyesp. 387
Workstation Comfortp. 388
What About Noise?p. 390
Securityp. 390
Loss Preventionp. 390
Theft Preventionp. 391
Servicep. 392

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