Angus: Timeline

There are often comparisons to the IBM i branding with Windows.

And this makes sense. Windows is the family name. IBM is the family name. Windows 10 is the current incarnation. IBM i is the current incarnation.

However, an interesting comparison may be made with the branding of Intel chips. While the power increases and the functionality improves, the branding has been changed quite often.

Here’s a quick timeline for Intel and IBM i.

Intel branding

1972 8008
1974 8080
1976 8085
1978 8086
1979 8088
1982 80186 & 80286
1985 80386DX
1988 80386SX
1989 80486DX
1991 80486SX
1993 Pentium P5
1995 Pentium Pro
1997 Pentium II
1998 Pentium II Celeron & Pentium II Xeon
1999 Pentium III & Pentium III Xeon
2000 Pentium III Celeron & Pentium 4
2001 Itanium & Xeon
2002 Itanium 2 Mobile Pentium 4M
2003 Pentium M & Celeron M
2004 Pentium 4E & Xeon
2005 Pentium 4F & Pentium D
2006 Intel Core & Intel Core 2
2007 Intel Pentium Dual-Core
2008 Core i7
2009 Core i5
2010 Intel Pentium & Core i3
2011 Sandy Bridge
2012 Ivy Bridge
2015 Broadwell & Skylake
2017 Baby Lake

IBM i branding

1975 System/32 – DMS
1977 System/34 – SSP
1980 System/38 – CPF
1983 System/36 – SSP
1988 AS/400 – OS/400
2000 iSeries – OS/400
2006 System i – i5/OS
2008 POWER Systems – IBM i

The full list of the timeline of Intel, IBM i, POWER, and Windows Рsince 1972 can be found here..

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