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Tuesday, October 5 • 2:45pm - 5:00pm
IBM i Architecture - Overview & Evolution

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The IBM i operating system is not Unix; it’s not Windows; and it’s certainly not Linux. This session describes the architecture of the operating system which had its origins in the System/38’s Control Program Facility, but which has evolved as it has been the basis of the AS/400 and its descendents. If you’ve started using the platform in the past decade or so, this session will teach you why things are “different” on IBM i. If you’ve been on the platform since “the beginning” it will provide a refresher, as well as teaching you about the key differentiators of today’s IBM i. This presentation will include architectural changes required by the most recent functional enhancements of IBM i. And, very importantly, it will explain why IBM i today is far more capable than AS/400 was in the past.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the basic architecture of IBM i, the elements which have remained since the days of System/38 and AS/400, the key elements added since then, and why today's IBM i is so much more than "just" AS/400.

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Steven Will

IBM i CTO & Chief Architect, IBM
Steve is the CTO and Chief Architect for the IBM i Operating System.  Spending the past fourteen years of his IBM career in this position, he has become an award-winning speaker, author of the influential blog "You and i," (https://bit.ly/You-and-i-blog) and is one of the most sought-after voices at customer briefings and events. Steve has worked on IBM i and its predecessors since before the creation of the AS/400, and is currently responsible for setting the strategy of the IBM i operating system, as well as deciding which en... Read More →

Tuesday October 5, 2021 2:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
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