What isSystem/88

System/88, an earlier version of IBM’s midrange fault-tolerant systems, was designed to optimize transaction processing. It was capable of resource allocation among multiple processors without compromising a single system image. In the late 1980s, IBM partnered with Stratus Computer to rebrand their Stratus/32 system as System/88, which allowed virtual memory and ran the FTX operating system.

FAQ

What was the main use of System/88?

System/88 targeted transaction processing and allowed for resource allocation among multiple processors while providing a single system image.

What was the operating system of System/88?

System/88 ran the FTX (Fault Tolerant Unix) operating system.

Conclusion

System/88 was an earlier version of IBM’s midrange fault-tolerant systems. It was designed to optimize transaction processing and allowed for resource allocation among multiple processors while still providing a single system image. In the late 1980s, IBM partnered with Stratus Computer to rebrand their Stratus/32 system as System/88, which allowed virtual memory and ran the FTX operating system.

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