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2021 Newsgroup Postings (01/01 - 01/25)

IBM "Wild Ducks"
How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
3390 CKD Simulation
LSM - Los Gatos State Machine
3880 & 3380
IBM CEOs
IBM CEOs
IBM 1403 printer carriage control tape
IBM PCjr
IBM PCjr
IBM PCjr
Resilience and Sustainability
Unbundling and Kernel Software
Death by Powerpoint
System Thinking
Performance History, 5-10Oct1986, SEAS
Trickle Down Economics Started it All
Trickle Down Economics Started it All
Trickle Down Economics Started it All
ESG Drives a Stake Through Friedman's Legacy
Almaden Tape Library
Best of Mankiw: Errors and Tangles in the World's Best-Selling Economics Textbooks
Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call
IBM Acronyms
CMSBACK, ADSM, TSM,
We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism
Trump and Republican Party Racism
Tandem Memo
Fascism
Fascism
Fascism
Washington DC Rioting
IBM HA/CMP Product
IBM HA/CMP Product
IBM HA/CMP Product
IBM Tech
National Guard deployment in DC
CADAM & Catia
IBM Rusty Bucket
Dialup Online Banking
American Fascism
Boyd, OODA-loop and Agile Business
Barbarians Sacked The Capital
Barbarians Sacked The Capital
IBM Quota
IBM Quota
does anyone recall any details about MVS/XA?
Sacking the Capital and Honor
Amdahl Computers
Amdahl Computers
IBM Quota
IBM Quota
IBM Quota
ES/9000 as POK was being scaled way back
Online Computer Conferencing
San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing
San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing
Mainframe IPL
Mainframe IPL
Mainframe IPL
SCIENTIST DISCOVERS NEW ELEMENT - ADMINISTRATIUM
Mainframe IPL
Democracy is a threat to white supremacy--and that is the cause of America's crisis
IBM Education Classes
OS/2
OS/2
Life After IBM
Airline Reservation System
Airline Reservation System
General Dynamics F16
Airline Reservation System
Airline Reservation System
4341 Benchmarks
IBM Tokenring
Interactive Computing
IBM Disk Division
CICS
Keypunch
Kinder/Gentler IBM
Kinder/Gentler IBM
3272/3277 interactive computing
IBM Auditors and Games
IBM Auditors and Games

IBM "Wild Ducks"

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM "Wild Ducks"
Date: 01 Jan 2021
Blog: LinkedIn
my comment in same reference recently posted to (linkedin) "IBM Wild Ducks"; ... one of the centennial films was about (customer) wild ducks ... all references to (watson's need for) employee wild ducks expunged

... "wild duck" ... which were well on the way of being eliminated in the wake of the Future System disaster in the 70s ... from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:
... and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with SYNCOPHANCY and MAKE NO WAVES under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat ... But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.

Periodically reposted, from Learson (and any success he may have had was obliterated in the FS failure)
Management Briefing
Number 1-72: January 18,1972
ZZ04-1312

TO ALL IBM MANAGERS:

Once again, I'm writing you a Management Briefing on the subject of bureaucracy. Evidently the earlier ones haven't worked. So this time I'm taking a further step: I'm going directly to the individual employees in the company. You will be reading this poster and my comment on it in the forthcoming issue of THINK magazine. But I wanted each one of you to have an advance copy because rooting out bureaucracy rests principally with the way each of us runs his own shop.

We've got to make a dent in this problem. By the time the THINK piece comes out, I want the correction process already to have begun. And that job starts with you and with me.

Vin Learson



+-----------------------------------------+
|           "BUSINESS ECOLOGY"            |
|                                         |
|                                         |
|            +---------------+            |
|            |  BUREAUCRACY  |            |
|            +---------------+            |
|                                         |
|           is your worst enemy           |
|              because it -               |
|                                         |
|      POISONS      the mind              |
|      STIFLES      the spirit            |
|      POLLUTES     self-motivation       |
|             and finally                 |
|      KILLS        the individual.       |
+-----------------------------------------+


"I'M Going To Do All I Can to Fight This Problem . . ." by T. Vincent Learson, Chairman


any success that Learson may have had was pretty much obliterated as Future System was failing ... from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:

... and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with SYNCOPHANCY and MAKE NO WAVES under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat ... But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.

... snip ... after FS, it became "wild ducks" are tolerated as long as they fly in formation.

part of the post-FS "wild duck" (along the same lines as Learson's poster, click on image above)
http://www.users.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/GO/wildDuck.html

In the early 80s, I was introduced to John Boyd and would sponsor his briefing at IBM. When he was instructor at Nellis, some considered him possibly the best fighter pilot in the world, known as 40sec Boyd for challenge to all comers, he would put them on his tail and reverse the situation within 40secs (he always did it within 20secs, asked why 40sec, he said that there might be somebody in the world almost as good as he was and he might need the extra time). He wrote fighter pilot training manual come to be used by nearly every country in the world (even adversaries like Soviet Union). He then invented E/M theory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy-Maneuverability_theory

and used it to redo the original F15 design, cutting weight nearly in half. He then was responsible for YF16 and YF17 which became the F16 and F18. He was responsible of OODA-loop
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OODA_loop

In 89/90, the commandant of the marine corps leverages Boyd for a corps makeover (at a time when IBM was desperately in need of a thorough makeover).

Tribute (in USNI Proceedings) to Boyd on his passing (here for those w/o subscription)
http://radio-weblogs.com/0107127/stories/2002/12/23/genghisJohnChuckSpinneysBioOfJohnBoyd.html

In the late 70s and early 80s (before being introduced to John Boyd), I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s). Folklore is that when the corporate executive committee was told about online computer conferencing (and the internal network), 5of6 wanted to fire me.

One of my hobbies after first joining IBM was enhanced production operating systems for internal networks ... including the online world-wide sales&marketing support HONE systems which were long-time customer. Then not long after joining, IBM hired a new CSO (formally in gov. service, at one time head of presidential detail). I got asked to run around with him some talking about computer security ... while a little bit of physical security rubbed off on me.

Boyd tells a tale about spending 18months making sure every contingency was covered ... so when the congressional testimony and article came out & the SECDEF tried to prosecute both of them (and sentenced to Leavenworth for life, aka military-industrial complex doesn't play nice), no charges stuck (gone behind paywall, but mostly free at wayback machine).
http://web.archive.org/web/20070320170523/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,953733,00.html
Tribute (in USNI Proceedings) to Boyd on his passing (here for those w/o subscription)
http://radio-weblogs.com/0107127/stories/2002/12/23/genghisJohnChuckSpinneysBioOfJohnBoyd.html

Boyd quote: There are two career paths in front of you, and you have to choose which path you will follow. One path leads to promotions, titles, and positions of distinction.... The other path leads to doing things that are truly significant for the Air Force, but the rewards will quite often be a kick in the stomach because you may have to cross swords with the party line on occasion. You can't go down both paths, you have to choose. Do you want to be a man of distinction or do you want to do things that really influence the shape of the Air Force? To be or to do, that is the question

The last product we did at IBM was HA/CMP ... that started out as HA/6000 in the late 80s to convert NYTimes newspaper system (ATEX) from Vax/cluster to IBM (IBM CEO was on NYT board). I renamed it to HA/CMP when started doing technical/scientic cluster scaleup with nantional labs and commercial cluster scaleup with major RDBMS vendors. Old reference to Jan1992 meeting in Oracle CEO conference room (16-way cluster by mid-1992, 128-way cluster by ye-1992)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/95.html#13

within a few weeks cluster scaleup is transferred and announced as IBM supercomputer (for technical/scientific *ONLY*). This email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006x.html#email920129

was possibly only hrs before cluster scaleup is tranferred and we are told we can't work on anything with more than four processors. We depart IBM a few months later. Note: the mainframe DB2 group had been complaining that if we were allowed to go ahead, it would be years ahead of them. Trivia: I was asked to write a section for the IBM corporate continuous availability strategy document ... however it got pulled when both Rochester (AS/400) and POK (mainframe) complained that they couldn't meet the requirements.

old archived comment about 2009 purescale announce, (from annals of) release no (non-mainframe) commercial software before its time (nearly 20yrs later)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#43

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys
past HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp
Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html#boyd

various old "wild duck" posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007h.html#25 sizeof() was: The Perfect Computer - 36 bits?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008h.html#18 IT full of 'ducks'? Declare open season
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011h.html#30 IBM Centennial Film: Wild Ducks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011h.html#33 Happy 100th Birthday, IBM!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#79 Innovation and iconoclasm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#1 What is IBM culture?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#45 What is IBM culture?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#93 John R. Opel, RIP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#105 5 ways to keep your rockstar employees happy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#121 The Myth of Work-Life Balance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#59 Original Thinking Is Hard, Where Good Ideas Come From
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012f.html#3 Time to Think ... and to Listen
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#7 Leadership Trends and Realities: What Does Leadership Look Like Today
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#26 Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#19 SnOODAn: Boyd, Snowden, and Resilience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#23 How to Stuff a Wild Duck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#31 History--punched card transmission over telegraph lines
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#65 How do you feel about the fact that India has more employees than US?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#12 How do we fight bureaucracy and bureaucrats in IBM?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#72 In Command, but Out Of Control
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#3 Inside the Box People don't actually like creativity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#4 Inside the Box People don't actually like creativity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#68 "Death of the mainframe"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#52 IBM Wild Ducks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#93 Maximizing shareholder value: The Goal that changed corporate America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#97 Where does the term Wild Duck come from?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#98 How to groom a leader?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#105 Happy 50th Birthday to the IBM Cambridge Scientific Center
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#52 First 2014 Golden Goose Award to physicist Larry Smarr
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#53 Not Wild Ducks but Wild Geese - The history behind the story
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#54 IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#8 Microsoft culture must change, chairman says
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#60 Difference between MVS and z / OS systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#91 IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#29 The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#33 Can Ginni really lead the company to the next great product line?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#59 The Tragedy of Rapid Evolution?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#65 Are you tired of the negative comments about IBM in this community?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#68 Over in the Mainframe Experts Network LinkedIn group
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#79 EBFAS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#80 The Tragedy of Rapid Evolution?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#7 You can make your workplace 'happy'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#48 Is coding the new literacy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#56 This Chart From IBM Explains Why Cloud Computing Is Such A Game-Changer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#64 IBM Data Processing Center and Pi
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#80 Here's how a retired submarine captain would save IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#17 There's No Such Thing as Corporate DNA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#60 [Poll] Computing favorities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#14 Leaked IBM email says cutting 'redundant' jobs is a 'permanent and ongoing' part of its business model
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#96 IBM Wild Ducks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#17 Why Large Companies Can't Innovate
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#56 Wild Ducks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#93 An OODA-loop is a far-from-equilibrium, non-linear system with feedback
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#109 IBM downfall
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#37 Disregard post (another screwup)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#23 How to Stuff a Wild Duck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#49 The 50 Largest Stashes of Cash Companies Keep Overseas
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#33 Cluster Systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#61 Employees Come First
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#82 The Sublime: Is it the same for IBM and Special Ops?

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How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
Date: 01 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world. 1987's Acorn Archimedes was the first production RISC-based personal computer.
https://arstechnica.com/features/2020/12/how-an-obscure-british-pc-maker-invented-arm-and-changed-the-world/
RISC, as you probably already guessed, is the opposite: fewer instructions, less hardware on the chip itself, and every instruction can be executed in a single clock cycle. As a result, code has to be longer and seemingly less efficient, which means more memory, but the chip itself is simpler and can execute the simple instructions faster.
... snip ...

... I would claim that the father of risc did it for 1) single chip processor 2) opposition/contrast to the horribly complex (failing) Future System

During FS, internal politics was killing off 370 effort (FS was completely different than 370 and was going to completely replace). After FS imploded there was mad rush to get stuff back into the 370 product pipelines (including kicking of the quick&dirty 3033 & 3081 efforts in parallel). There was possibly the last advanced technology conference (1977, as all the advanced technology resources apparently were being thrown into the 370 development breach) where we presented a 16-way 370 multi-processor system and 801 group presented risc. Part of the 801 presentation was that PL.8 language and CP.r system would compensate for very aggressive simplification of the hardware, for instance there was no hardware protection (no separation of problem & supervisor state) ... so the PL.8 language would only generate correct programs and CP.r would only load&go correct programs (i.e. applications programs could directly execute functions that would otherwise be responsibility of protected, privileged supervisor/kernel). I've claimed that the next advanced technology conference wasn't until the one I sponsored spring of 1982.

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys
801/risc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#801
SMP multprocessor posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp

One of the places that ARM risc came to dominate was power efficient computation, suited for portable battery powered devices. IBM (and other) RISC focused on computational throughput beating out I86. However in the late 90s, chips were getting large enough that there started appearing RISC core with a hardware layer that translated I86 instructions into RISC micro-ops for execution ... starting to narrow the throughput difference between I86 and pure RISC.

1980 there was several internal IBM projects to replace the large variety of internal CISC microprocessors (low&mid-range 370s, controllers, GSD/OPD, etc) with 801/risc all running same instruction sets. For various reasons they imploded and things returned to CISC (and some number of RISC engineers left going to RISC efforts at other vendors). There was ROMP (joint YKT & OPD) 801/risc that was going to be used for the DISPLAYWRITER followon. When that effort was canceled, they decided to retarget it to the unix workstation market and got the company that had done PC/IX for the IBM/PC to do a unix port for ROMP ... which becomes AIX for the PC/RT. The followon was the multi-chip RIOS for the RS/6000. Somerset was spinoff in Austin, joint between Apple, IBM and Motorola (AIM) to do single-chip 801/risc power/pc ... and Apple moves from Motorola to power/pc. Later IBM wasn't keeping power/pc up with power efficient computation, given as motivation for Apple to move from power/pc to I86 (not as good as ARM, but better than power/pc). Very recently Apple is moving again from I86 to much more power efficent ARM chip they designed.
https://www.apple.com/mac/m1/

trivia: the executive we reported to (when we doing our IBM HA/CMP, high availability, cluster multiprocessing product) ... moves over to head up Somerset.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM_alliance

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How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
Date: 01 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#1 How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

HA/CMP trivia: started out as HA/6000 for NYTimes to move their newspaper system (ATEX) off vax/cluster to IBM (IBM CEO was on NYTimes board). I renamed it HA/CMP when I started doing scientific/technical cluster scaleup with the national labs and commercial cluster scaleup with the RDBMS vendors. ref to early JAN1992 commercial scaleup meeting in Ellison's (Oracle CEO) conference room
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/95.html#13
then within a few weeks, cluster scaleup is transferred, announced as IBM supercomputer for technical/scientific *ONLY* and we are told we can't work on anything with more than four processors. A few months later we depart IBM.

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

Ellison meeting was that we would have 16-way cluster by mid-92 and 128-way cluster by ye-92. also old email sent possibly only hrs before cluster scaleup is transferred and we were told we couldn't work on anything with more than four processors
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006x.html#email920129

ibm supercomputer press 17Feb1992, for scientific and technical *only*
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001n.html#6000clusters1
more ibm supercomputer press 11May1992, "caught by surprise" national lab interest in clusters
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001n.html#6000clusters2

... even tho I'd been involved with national lab cluster stuff on&off going back to jan1979 (benchmarked engineering 4341, they were looking at getting 70 for cluster compute farm).

IBM Jargon been on the web here for some time:
http://www.comlay.net/ibmjarg.pdf
I have somewhat earlier version that had been converted for use for random selection for the 6670 print driver to put on print file separation pages. I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s, also NOT-SNA). Part of it was referred to as Tandem memos ... original entry:
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary. ... later versions removed the datamation reference
... snip ...

later used it with unix gnuemacs email that chose random "zippy" saying for adding to bottom of email ... and instead chose random ibmjargon entry.

yow/zippy trivia ... used 16bit signed integers, random number prorated byte within file assumed to be <32k to select entry. jargon converted to yow format was 363,351 bytes ... I had to patch source for 32bit signed integer.

for online computer conferencing and various other transgressions, was transferred from SJR to YKT ... but left to live in San Jose (I had offices in various IBM San Jose bldgs) and had to commute to YKT a couple times a month. Work in San Jose monday and then catch redeye from SFO to JFK (returning friday afternoon), get Hertz and drive up to YKT (arriving very early Tuesday morning). Highway out of JFK had burned out junks along the side of the road.

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How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
Date: 01 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#1 How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#2 How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

I use to work with Jim Gray at SJR (including System/R,original relational/sql implementation). He then left for Tandem, palming some number of things on me ... including DBMS consulting with the IMS group. Some of us used to stop by to see Jim at Tandem ... especially on Friday afternoon. After one such visit, I distributed at trip report ... which sort of kicked off the "Tandem Memo" discussions.

Much later (after IBM) I'm doing a lot of work at First Data (majority of US credit card accounts and transactions outsourced to FDC, plus a lot of other stuff) and then FDC acquires one of the major ATM networks ... and I'm been asked to do a lot of financial standards work in X9 (primarily credit&debit online, offline, internet, etc). Compaq has bought both DEC and Tandem (and before HP buys Compaq) ... and Tandem (compaq) sponsors financial conferences for us at Tandem in silicon valley.

... trivia: MasterCard used Series/1s in their interchange credit network (connect acquiring banks with issuing banks). Had a number of meetings with mastercard execs before and after they moved hdqtrs into IBM Purchase bldg. It was originally built for Nestle hdqtrs before IBM acquired it at significant discount. Then IBM was unloading all sorts of things for whatever cash they could get. Mastercard said they spent more money changing hardware on all the interior bldg doors than they paid IBM for the bldg.

Before leaving IBM, when we were doing HA/CMP product, we did quite a bit of work with S/88 product administrator ... IBM paid a large lump sum to logo their machine as S/88 ... but there were complaints that the vendor salesmen went around behind the IBM S/88 salesmen and underbid the IBM proposals.

trivia: a lot of the vendor people had come out of Multics (on 5th flr, 545 tech sq). Some of the MIT CTSS people had gone to the 5th flr for Multics and others went to the IBM science center on the 4th flr (did virtual machines, CP40/CMS & CP67/CMS precursor to VM370, lots of online&interactive stuff, invented GML in 1969, precursor to SGML&HTML, etc)

other trivia: it was the S/88 product administrator that got me asked to write a section for the corporate continuous availability strategy document ... however it got pulled when both Rochester (AS/400) and POK (mainframe) complained they couldn't meet the requirements.

IBM science cneter posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
System/R (original sql/relational) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#systemr
continuous availability posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#available

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3390 CKD Simulation

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 3390 CKD Simulation
Date: 01 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
current system Z for 3390 CKD disk simulation ... but doesn't say which RISC processors: Introduction to the System z Hardware Management Console, pg 15:
The current equivalent devices are the IBM 2105 Enterprise Storage Server® (ESS) and the IBM System Storage DS8000 family of disk subsystems. Practically everything in the unit has a spare or fallback unit. The internal processing (to emulate 3990 control units and 3390 disks) is provided by four high-end RISC processors in two processor complexes.11 Each complex can operate the total system. Internal batteries preserve transient data during brief power failures. A separate console is used to configure and manage the unit.
... trivia: In 1980, STL was bursting at the seams and was moving 300 people from the IMS group to offsite bldg with dataprocessing back to STL datacenter. They had tried "remote 3270" ... but found the human factors totally unacceptable. I get con'ed into providing "channel extender" support ... allowing local channel attached 3270 controllers to be placed in the offsite bldg (no perceived difference in human factors between offsite bldg and local STL). Then the hardware vendor tried to get IBM to let them release my support. A group in POK that was working with some serial stuff and were afraid that if it was in the market, it would make it harder to get their stuff released ... and get it vetoed.

In 1988, I'm asked to help LLNL standardized some serial stuff they are playing with which quickly becomes Fibre Channel Standard (including some stuff I had done in 1980). A decade after POK people get my stuff vetoed, they finally release their stuff in 1990 with ES/9000 as ESCON, when it is already obsolete.

Then some POK people become involved with FCS and define an extremely heavy weight protocol that significantly cuts the native throughput ... which is eventually made available as FICON. Latest benchmark numbers I've found is "peak I/O" throughput benchmark for Z196 that gets 2M IOPS using 104 FICON (running over 104 fibre channel). About the same time a FCS was announced for E5-2600 blade claiming over a million IOPS (two such FCS having higher throughput than 104 FICON running over 104 FCS).

Note that real CKD disks haven't been made for decades, all being simulated on industry standard fixed-block disks. Even the old 3380 CKD disks had become fixed-block .... which can be seen in formulas for records/track calculation ... which requires record length to be rounded up to (fixed) "cell size".

channel-extender posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#channel.extender
FICON posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#ficon
CKD DASD posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dasd

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LSM - Los Gatos State Machine

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: LSM - Los Gatos State Machine
Date: 02 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
LSM had clock ... so could simulate asynchronous clock and analog ... which later YSM and EVE lacked (assumed synchronous clock). Los Gatos used it for thin film (disk) head design ... LSM ran logic simulation 50,000 times faster than 168-3.

I was officially San Jose Research, but also had offices (& labs) in Los Gatos (and far away) ... from long ago and far away (heavily trimmed)
Date: 07/27/81 15:51:41
To: xxxx (Yorktown Research)
CC: Lynn Wheeler, yyyyy (Los Gatos)
Subject: Bug in YKTSVC
...
The bug here is that, when YKTSVC is installed, a call to RDBUF or WRBUF (or also to some of the YKTSVC internal functions such as NUCX or SUBCOM) destoys the current program mask setting in byte 5 of the PSW. This bug is due to the code in YKTSVC associated with those SVC 202 functions where DMSITS in completely bypassed, such as YKTSVC's 'fast path' for RDBUF/WRBUF. The flow thru YKTSVC is roughly as follows:
...
The above problem was discovered in Los Gatos when executing the 'LSM compiler', a program which is written in PLI and which was developed in Yorktown. The program would work fine for everybody except me. Apparently, I am the only one using that compiler who does not always run with 'YKTSVC ON'. The 'LSM compiler' has a bug wherein it always generates a 'fixed point overflow exception', but the bug in the LSM compiler has been masked by the bug in 'YKTSVC' which resets the program mask.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

One of my projects starting in the early 80s was HSDT, terrestrial and satellite high-speed computer links (T1 and faster) ... which included experimental TDMA satellite system with earth stations in Los Gatos, Yorktown and Austin.

When I first transferred to San Jose from Cambridge, I got to wander around most IBM and customer silicon valley locations ... including disk engineering and product test across the streeat. Disk engineering were running 7x24, stand-alone, pre-scheduled mainframe testing. They had recently tried MVS ... but found it had 15min mean-time-between-failure in that environment (requiring manual re-ipl). I offered to rewrite I/O supervisor to make it bullet proof and never fail ... enabling any amount of concurrent on-demand testing (greatly improving productivity).

Austin was making some use of LSM (via satellite link) for RIOS chipset, but then disk engineering got an EVE. Disk engineering had moved to offsite bldg, just south of plant site while bldg14 was getting earthquake remediation retrofit. Los Gatos had T3 collins digital radio to bldg 12 on plant site (via repeater on the hill above bldg29). What was needed (for Austin to use EVE) was microwave circuit from Los Gatos via bldg12 to disk engineering offsite bldg.

Date 04/08/86 17:07:34
From: Lynn Wheeeler (los gatos)

who should be contacted about Austin using EVE? I've got a call and have to be at a meeting in Chicago tomorrow morning. Leaving on a midnight flight ... with meeting that was already scheduled in Austin for Friday ... I'm just flying to Austin from Chicago. Be back in San Jose very late Friday.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

LSM was whole row of racks... EVE was single large, really heavy cabinet and faster than LSM.

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt
getting to play disk engineer posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

LSM posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002d.html#3 Chip Emulators - was How does a chip get designed?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#55 Multics hardware (was Re: "Soul of a New Machine" Computer?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#77 Pipelining in the past
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#82 Future architecture
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002j.html#26 LSM, YSE, & EVE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003.html#31 asynchronous CPUs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#3 Ping: Anne & Lynn Wheeler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#14 Ping: Anne & Lynn Wheeler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003o.html#38 When nerds were nerds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004j.html#16 US fiscal policy (Was: Bob Bemer, Computer Pioneer,Father of ASCII,Invento
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#25 CKD Disks?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#65 360 longevity, was RISCs too close to hardware?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005c.html#6 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005d.html#33 Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006q.html#42 Was FORTRAN buggy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006r.html#11 Was FORTRAN buggy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007f.html#73 Is computer history taught now?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007h.html#61 Fast and Safe C Strings: User friendly C macros to Declare and use C Strings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007l.html#53 Drums: Memory or Peripheral?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007m.html#58 Is Parallel Programming Just Too Hard?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007m.html#61 Is Parallel Programming Just Too Hard?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#22 What if phone company had developed Internet?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#67 1401 simulator for OS/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#68 CA to IBM TCP Conversion
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#68 Toyota Beats GM in Global Production
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#75 Disksize history question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#63 What happened to computer architecture (and comp.arch?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#71 using an FPGA to emulate a vintage computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#83 Notes on two presentations by Gordon Bell ca. 1998
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#52 Basic question about CPU instructions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#81 Nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#50 The Credit Card Criminals Are Getting Crafty
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#0 By Any Other Name
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#4 IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud ($1.2B)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#5 IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud ($1.2B)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#67 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#13 Looking for info on IBM ATMs - 2984, 3614, and 3624
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#84 HSDT, LSM, and EVE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System

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3880 & 3380

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 3880 & 3380
Date: 02 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#4 3390 CKD Simulation

When first transferred to san jose from science center they let me wander around most IBM and customer places in silicon valley including bldg 14&15 (disk engineering ad product test) across the street. at the time they were running testcells with pre-scheduled, 7x24, mainframe time. They had mentioned that they had tried MVS, but it had 15min MTBF (in that environment) requiring manual re-ipl. I offered to rewrite input/output supervisor to make it bullet proof and never fail, allowing any amount of on-demand, concurrent testing, greatly improving productivity. Downside was that they now point fingers at me nearly any time there is problem and I have to spend increasing amount of time playing engineer.

Bldg15 gets early engineering machines, 3033 (possibly 3rd or 4th ... also 4341). Since testing takes only percent or two of processor ... found spare strings of 3330 and 3830 and put up (private) online service on the 3033 (mostly bldg15, but also run a coax across the street for the 3277 in my office, i have coax switch allowing me to connect to lots of machines). One monday morning I get a call with a call from bldg15 asking me what I had done the 3033 system over the weekend, interactive performance had gotten horrible. I said nothing, I ask them, they say nothing ... finally found that somebody had swapped the 3830 with 3880 controller. It turns out that 3880 had a horribly slow jib-prime processor ... much, much slower than the 3830 microprocessor. Part of trying to make the 3880 controller look as fast as 3830, they were presenting end-of-operation interrupt "early" ... assuming that they could finish up the actual current operation before the mainframe did the device operation interrupt processing and got around to restarting with the next queued operation. It had been tested by official group with standard MVS & VS1 and found no problem. However, those systems had device interrupt processing that ran to thousands of instructions. My elapsed processing from interrupt to redrive was a couple hundred instructions and would hit the 3880 before it had finished its trailing processing ... so it had to present SM+BUSY (controller busy) to the restart operation. The system then had to wait for CUE (control unit end) interrupt before retrying the restart operation again (the 3880 elapsed time to doing I/O was taking longer than the 3830, but the SM+BUSY/CUE additional processing was also driving up processor busy). Over the next six months ... additional 3880 microcode hacks were worked on to further try and mask how much slower the 3880 was than 3830.

For the 3880/3380 it was further masked by 3380 data transfer was ten times that of 3330 (3880 having special hardware path for data movement) ... but the slow 3880 microprocessor problem would plague the 3090. They had designed "balanced" system with number of channels to have target system throughput, assuming the 3880/3380 was as fast as 3830/3330 but with ten times the data transfer. When they found out how bad the 3880 was, they realized they had to significantly increase the number of channels in order to achieve the aggregate throughput (and offset the significantly increased 3880 busy). The increase in the number of channels required an extra TCM in the 3090 increasing the 3090 manufacturing costs. There were semi-facetious claims that the 3090 group was going to bill the 3880 group for the extra TCM manufacturing cost. Note marketing respins the large increase in number of 3090 channels as fantastic I/O machine (when actually it was to compensate for how slow the 3880 processing was).

I had written an internal IBM document about all the work necessary to move bldg14&15 mainframes to operating system and happened to mention the MVS 15min MTBF issue ... which brought down the wrath of the MVS group on my head (informally I was told they tried to have me separated from the company). As a result I wasn't that troubled when shortly before 3380 ship, it was found that MVS was failing (and requiring manual re-ipl) in all the FE error regression tests ... and in 2/3rds of the regression test errors, there was no indication of what caused the error ... old email from long ago and far away:

Date: 10/15/80 13:29:38

From: wheeler

fyi; ref: I/O Reliability Enhancement; After running under VM for almost two years in the engineering labs, the 3380 hardware engineers recently did some live MVS testing.

They have a regression bucket of 57 hardware errors (hardware problems that are likely to occur the FE must diagnose from the SCP error information provided).

It turns out that for 100% of the hardware errors, the MVS system hangs must be re-IPL'ed. Also in 66% of the cases there is no indication of what the problem was that forced the re-IPL.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

One of the other things, the air bearing simulation program (for design of 3370 thin-film heads) was being run on the 370/195 over in bldg28 ... but was getting week or more turn around (even with high priority). We managed to get the program moved over to the 3033 in bldg15, and even though the 3033 had less than half the processing rate of the 195, they were able to get several turn arounds a day.

one of the bugs in 3880 controller hacks I had to shoot was "unsolicited unit checks" ... which violated channel architecture ... resulting in several arguments with the engineers until had a conference call with POK channel engineers. After that disk engineers wanted me in on all POK conference calls (claiming that all the senior disk engineers that understood channel architecture had departed to various silicon valley startups).

technology trade-off with CKD and search CCWs out in the channel, controller, and disk from the 60s was starting to flip in the 70s. 3370 not only thin-film heads but also FBA ... and even 3380s starting to move to FBA ... although simulating CKD (can be see in calculations for 3380 records/track where record size has to be rounded up to "cell size"). When I offered to do FBA in MVS ... the eventual response was I had to come up with incremental $26M ($200M-$300M sales) for pubs and education ... and since IBM was selling all the DASD as fast as it could be made ... adding FBA support would just switch from same amount of CKD to FBA (no incremental revenue) ... *AND* I wasn't allowed to use lifetime cost savings as part of business justification. Note that real CKD hasn't been made for decades ... all being simulated on industry standard fixed-block disks (because MVS still wasn't able to move off).

other thin-film head trivia (besides air bearing simulation for physical head design) ... Los Gatos VLSI lab designed the (horribly slow) JIB-prime microprocessor used in 3880 controller. They also did the LSM (los gatos state machine, did chip logic simulation 50,000 times faster than 168-3). Part of the LSM was simulated clock so it could be used for asynchronous clock chips and digital chips with analog circuits (like the disk thin film heads). Later logic simulation machines done else where in IBM (like YSM and EVE) assumed synchronous clock. For whatever reason LSG let me have wing of offices and labs out in bldg 29 ... in addition to office I had in bldg 28.

thin film disk heads first introduced for 3370
https://www.computerhistory.org/storageengine/thin-film-heads-introduced-for-large-disks/

LSM post about design thin-film heads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#5 LSM - Los Gatos State Machine

getting to play disk engineer posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk
dasd, ckd, multi-track search, fba posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dasd

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IBM CEOs

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM CEOs
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
IBM is being re-orged into the "13 baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html

we had left but get a call from bowels of Armonk asking if we could help with the breakup of the company. Lots of business units were using MOUs to leverage supplier contracts in other units, which would be in different corporations after the breakup. All these MOUs would be have to be cataloged and turned into their own contracts (before we get started, new CEO is brought in and reverses the breakup).

Along the way (before the new CEO) we get email from former coworkers complaining that top executives weren't paying attention to running the business but totally focused on moving expenses from the following year to the current year. We ask our contact in Armonk. He says top executives (470? on executive bonus plan) won't get a bonus for the current year, but the way the bonus plan is written if they can move enough expenses from the following year, nudging it even slightly into the black, they will get a bonus more than twice as large as any previous bonus (aka, getting rewarded for having taken the company into the red).

Note: Gerster was in competition to be the next AMEX CEO and "wins". The looser leaves and takes their protegee and goes to Baltimore acquiring what was called a loan sharking business and then acquires some number of other companies, eventually acquiring citibank (in violation of glass-steagall), Greenspan gives them an exemption while they lobby DC for repeal of Glass-Steagall (they enlist several including SECTREAS, once the ball is rolling, SECTREAS resigns and becomes what at the time was called co-CEO). Protegee leaves and then becomes CEO of chase (between them half of the four largest too-big-to-fail behind the economic mess).

AMEX was in competition with KKR for (private equity) LBO of RJR and KKR wins. KKR runs into trouble and hires away AMEX president (before he became CEO) to help with RJR.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarians_at_the_Gate:_The_Fall_of_RJR_Nabisco
Then IBM Board hires away the AMEX ex-president as CEO who reverses the breakup and uses some of the PE techniques used at RJR (gone 404 but lives on at wayback machine)
https://web.archive.org/web/20181019074906/http://www.ibmemployee.com/RetirementHeist.shtml

after turn of century, IBM CEO departs to head up another large private-equity company ... buying up gov. contractors and beltway bandits (including company that will employ Snowden) and hiring prominent politicians to lobby congress to outsource lots of the gov to their companies.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/10/barbarians-capitol-private-equity-public-enemy/
"Lou Gerstner, former ceo of ibm, now heads the Carlyle Group, a Washington-based global private equity firm whose 2006 revenues of $87 billion were just a few billion below ibm's. Carlyle has boasted George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and former Secretary of State James Baker III on its employee roster."
... snip ...

including becoming 70% of Intelligence budget and half their employees
http://www.investingdaily.com/17693/spies-like-us greatly accelerating
the success of failure culture ... series of project failures (including lots of dataprocessing modernization efforts)
http://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2007/04/the-success-of-failure/24107/

trivia: the industry had gotten such a bad reputation during the S&L crises that they renamed it private equity and "junk bonds" became high-yield bonds

other trivia, in 1992, AMEX had spun off its financial services outsourcing and many of its (really) large mainframe datacenters in the largest IPO up until that time as "First Data". I do a lot of work at FDC and many of the FDC executives in corporate hdqtrs had previously reported to Gerstner (who understood quite a lot about mainframe business).

more trivia: 2000, I do some performance work at large FDC datacenter that had over 40 max tricked out IBM mainframes (@$30M) ... running 450K statement cobol program, number needed to finish batch financial settlement in the overnight window (constant rolling upgrades, no mainframe older than 18months). I find some 14% improvement even tho they had large group for decades that was responsible for the performance care of feeding of the cobol program. They had possibly gotten myopically focused on minutia while I used some early 70s performance techniques from the science center that looked at macro issues.

funny trivia: before leaving IBM we were doing HA/CMP product and making a lot of overseas marketing trips ... and got to know one of the country marketing reps and kept in touch after we both had left IBM. He went to work for US head hunting shop and told story that his boss had handled the (board) search for new IBM CEO that resulted in Gerstner.

refs:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#gerstner
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#private.equity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#success.of.failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

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IBM CEOs

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM CEOs
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#7 IBM CEOs

The guy that ran one of the largest customer east coast financial datacenters liked me to stop by and talk technology. Then the IBM branch manager does something that horribly offends the customer and they announce that they are ordering an Amdahl machine (in retaliation; Amdahl had been selling into the science/technology/univ market, but hadn't yet broken the true-blue commercial market and this would be the 1st) ... it would be a single Amdahl machine in their vast sea of IBM systems. I'm asked to go sit onsite at the customer for 6-12months (to help obfuscate why the customer was ordering a Amdahl machine). I talk it over with the customer, he says he wouldn't mind me being there but it won't stop the Amdahl order. I tell IBM I decline the offer. I'm then told that the branch manager is good sailing buddy of IBM CEO and if I don't do this, I can forget promotions, raises, and/or career at IBM. I still decline (it wasn't the first time and wouldn't be the last time, I'm told I have no future at IBM, recent "wild duck" discussion
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#0 IBM "Wild Ducks"

I'm reminded of it a few years later when I'm introduced to John Boyd (and would sponsor his briefings at IBM). One of his quotes:

There are two career paths in front of you, and you have to choose which path you will follow. One path leads to promotions, titles, and positions of distinction.... The other path leads to doing things that are truly significant for the Air Force, but the rewards will quite often be a kick in the stomach because you may have to cross swords with the party line on occasion. You can't go down both paths, you have to choose. Do you want to be a man of distinction or do you want to do things that really influence the shape of the Air Force? To be or to do, that is the question

... snip ...

Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

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IBM 1403 printer carriage control tape

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM 1403 printer carriage control tape
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
carriage control tape had to be lined up with paper (lines/page) ... it gave positions on page for the "skip to" control commands ... there was ios3270 implementation of the "green card" ... I've done a quick&dirty conversion to html ... this is printer "skip to"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/gcard.html#24

most used was probably "skip to channel 1" convention suppose to correspond to top of page ... other convention I've seen was "channel 9" and "channel 12" ... but assume that others were used for special page formats.

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IBM PCjr

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM PCjr
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
hotshot upgrade for my kids; oldemail with copy of somebody's PCJRHOME FORUM posting:
Date: 11/14/86 09:58:02 From: wheeler

re: hotshot; hotshot has 150 ns chips ... at the same time I put in hotshot, I also replaced 8088 with 8mhs v20. The hotshot comes with a couple of DOS device drivers that a) allocates the first 128k of memory so dos runs in the 150ns memory which really makes things fly. The first 128k can either go unused or be allocated for a electronic disk (variable size with it potentially spilling over into fast memory).

following from pcjr home forum:

..... PCJRHOME FORUM modified at 18:02:16 on 86/09/29 GMT

Subject: Clock/2nd Diskette Drive Adapter/512K Memory

Let me replace my original append of 86/09/24 to include all that I currently know on the jrHOTSHOT(tm). Be sure your 8088 card is socketed before you place your order -- unless you are willing to unsolder it.

WHO:                      WHAT:
ES Quality Products    -- Clock            =  $ 35
5311 Mango Blossom     -- Drive Adapter    =  $ 45
San Jose, CA 95123     -- 512K Memory      =  $179
(408) 224-5574         --                     ----
                       -- TOTAL            =  $259
Ed Straus is the       -- Sidecar trade-in = -$ 89
the owner (?).         -- Net Total        =  $170


You can buy each feature separately -- no need to buy the entire package. The trade-in was because he needed it -- not sure he will continue to need a sidecar, even so you could probably sell on the open market.

Installation was VERY EASY. The physical part of the job was done in less then an hour and I had never had the covers off my PCjr.

INVENTORY:
1) One jrHOTSHOT(tm) board
2) One flat cable for two diskette drives
3) A set of instructions

INSTALLATION:
1) Remove the top cover
2) Remove/set aside the diskette drive
3) Remove 8088 chip and reinstall on the jrHOTSHOT board
4) Insert the board into the 8088 socket
5) Put diskette back in place
6) Install flat cable for two diskette drives
7) Reinstall top cover
8) Setup DOS and go

The instructions were clear. There is a two year warranty which includes fixing the product and giving you technical support. In addition, they will give you your money back within 60 days if you are not satisfied.

One more item is that the memory is "designed as fast memory which produces a 80-130% performance increase over a standard PCjr". I'm not sure exactly what that means, but there is a performance bench mark check in the package -- I have not done any checking yet.

Now for the disclaimer -- I am very satisfied, but I have not checked everything out. The warranty is only as good as the company -- I'm impressed with the company, but I have not done a Dun & Bradstreet check on the their status. You are really on your own. .

Good luck to all of us -- MIKEY LIKES IT!!


... snip ...
top of post, old email index

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IBM PCjr

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM PCjr
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#10 IBM PCjr

trivia: I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s) in the late 70s and early 80s. Folklore is that the when the corporate executive committee were told about online computer conferencing (and the internal network), 5of6 wanted to fire me

One of the results was officially sanctioned computer conferencing software and officially sanctioned, moderated online computer conferences (FORUMs). Another result was a researcher was paid to study how I communicate, they sat in the back of my office for nine months taking notes on face-to-face and telephone conversations, went with me to meetings, got copies of all my incoming and outgoing email and logs of instant messages. The results was research reports as well as papers, books, and a Stanford Phd (joint with language and computer AI, winograd was advisor on AI side). CMC posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc

aside: long-time co-worker at the ibm cambridge science center in the 70s and then we both transfer to san jose research in 1977 ... book on him about bullying: "It's Cool to Be Clever: The Story of Edson C. Hendricks, the Genius Who Invented the Design for the Internet"
https://www.amazon.com/Its-Cool-Be-Clever-Hendricks/dp/1897435630/

IT'S COOL TO BE CLEVER tells the true story of an inquisitive boy in the 1950s who doesn't fit in at school. Edson Hendricks is bullied because he is so smart (people accuse him of getting answers from his father who is the principal) and has red hair. He finds comfort in an imaginary world where he has machine parts, and no internal organs or emotions.

... snip ...

responsible for the corporate internal network,
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internalnet
technology also used for the corporate sponsored univ network (also larger than arpanet/internet for a time)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#bitnet

he recently passed 2020, Aug. 29th
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edson_Hendricks

"IBM's missed opportunity with the Internet" (gone behind paywall but still free at wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20000124004147/http://www1.sjmercury.com/svtech/columns/gillmor/docs/dg092499.htm

past posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/99.html#140 Dispute about Internet's origins
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000.html#85 Difference between NCP and TCP/IP protocols
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#112 NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#3 Internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#90 DNS & other trivia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#35 The People Who Invented the Internet: #Reviewing The Imagineers of War
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#96 PROFS and Internal Network

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IBM PCjr

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM PCjr
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#11 IBM PCjr

SJR had the first IBM gateway to non-IBM (CSNET) fall of 1982. Note the great apranet conversion from IMPs to internetworking was 1jan1983 at a time when there were approximately 100 IMP network nodes and the internal network was rapidly approaching 1000 nodes (which it passes a few months later). About the time I also had HSDT project and we were doing T1 (1.5mbit/sec) and faster computer links, both terrestrial and satellite. HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

We were also working with the director of NSF and were suppose to get $20M to interconnect the NSF supercomputing centers. Then congress cuts the budget, some other things happen, and finally an RFP is released (in part based on what we already had running), Copy 28Mar1986 preliminary release
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#12

but internal politics prevented use from bidding. The NSF director tried to help by writing the company a letter (with support from other agencies) but that just made the internal politics worse (as did comments that what we already had running was at least five yrs ahead of all responses). As regional networks connect into the centers it grows into the NSFNET "backbone" (precursor to modern internet).
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/401444/grid-computing/

NSF network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet

posts mentioning CSNET
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/98.html#59 Ok Computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/99.html#37a Internet and/or ARPANET?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#58 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#72 When the Internet went private
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#77 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?^
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000e.html#11 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?^
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000e.html#18 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?^
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000e.html#19 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?^
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000f.html#51 Al Gore and the Internet (Part 2 of 2)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001m.html#48 Author seeks help - net in 1981
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001n.html#5 Author seeks help - net in 1981
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001n.html#14 Security glossary available
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#45 Why did OSI fail compared with TCP-IP?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002p.html#39 20th anniversary of the internet (fwd)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002p.html#61 20th anniversary of the internet (fwd)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004g.html#31 network history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006b.html#8 Free to good home: IBM RT UNIX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006j.html#49 Arpa address
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006k.html#3 Arpa address
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006k.html#12 Arpa address
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006k.html#40 Arpa address
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006q.html#25 garlic.com
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006t.html#43 The Future of CPUs: What's After Multi-Core?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006v.html#35 What's a mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#44 more secure communication over the network
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#19 NSFNET (long post warning)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007c.html#2 some old network related discussion
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007t.html#60 The First 100 Dot Coms Ever Registered
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008l.html#0 IBM-MAIN longevity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008l.html#1 IBM-MAIN longevity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008l.html#2 IBM-MAIN longevity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008m.html#11 Yet another squirrel question - Results (very very long post)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#39 The Internet's 100 Oldest Dot-Com Domains
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#57 Western Union history--data communications passed it by
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#9 Timeline: The evolution of online communities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009n.html#24 Status of Arpanet/Internet in 1976?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#50 Speed of Old Hard Disks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#65 IBM100 - Rise of the Internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#61 ARPANET's coming out party: when the Internet first took center stage
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#13 Any candidates for best acronyms?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#46 What s going on in the redbooks site?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#81 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#83 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#18 VM Workshop 2012
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#49 Mainframes Warming Up to the Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#51 Telephones--private networks, Independent companies?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#48 PC/mainframe browser(s) was Re: 360/20, was 1132 printerhistory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#18 Pre-internet email and usenet (was Re: How to choose the best news server for this newsgroup in 40tude Dialog?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#3 EasyLink email ad
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#15 EasyLink email ad
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#11 The Windows 95 chime was created on a Mac
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#72 tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#74 tablets and desktops was Has Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#63 EBCDIC Bad History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#57 This Paper Map Shows The Extent Of The Entire Internet In 1973
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#141 IBM and Internet

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Resilience and Sustainability

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Resilience and Sustainability
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
The End of Efficiency. Economists have been strangely blind to the need to trade off efficiency for longer-term sustainability, largely because their equilibrium models regard the future as simply an extension of the present. But there is no reason to believe that what is efficient today will be efficient tomorrow and always.
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/economic-thought-efficiency-versus-sustainability-by-robert-skidelsky-2020-12
But the broader mood music has changed. Google's Ngram Viewer, a tool that uses a database of millions of books and journals to chart the frequency with which words appear, indicates that use of "efficiency" and "productivity" has plummeted since 1982, whereas that of "resilience" and "sustainability" has spiked. We now talk more about the sustainability of economic life, meaning its resilience to shocks. Efficiency-focused economists are well behind the cultural curve.
... cite ...

... we spent a good part of our career, studying, planning, and countermeasures for how things fail. I would say to take a well designed, tested application and turn it into a "service" can take 4-10 times the original effort. We've observed what we call the "MBA syndrome" ... myopic focus on constant maximizing short term payback ... articles began appearing in the early 80s that it was starting to destroy US corporations.

HA/CMP (high availability product) posts (last product did at IBM)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

past posts mentioning MBAs starting to destroy US corporations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#37 Income Inequality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#36 IBM CEO Rometty gets bonus despite company's woes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#59 Deconstructing the "Warrior Caste:" The Beliefs and Backgrounds of Senior Military Elites
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#41 Disregard post (another screwup)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#2 Mission Command: The Who, What, Where, When and Why An Anthology
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#68 Innovation?, Government, Military, Commercial
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#19 In Praise of Hierarchy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#63 Major firms learning to adapt in fight against start-ups: IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#4 Cutting 'Old Heads' at IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#109 What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#60 Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#84 Top CEOs' compensation increased 17.6 percent in 2017
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#12 Employees Come First
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#72 IBM revenue has fallen for 20 quarters -- but it used to run its business very differently
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#69 Decline of IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#99 Is America ready to tackle economic inequality?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#158 Goliath

past posts mentioning turning well designed and test app into "service" requiring 4-10 times the original effort
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm25.htm#37 How the Classical Scholars dropped security from the canon of Computer Science
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm27.htm#48 If your CSO lacks an MBA, fire one of you
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#75 Test and Set (TS) vs Compare and Swap (CS)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001n.html#91 Buffer overflow
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001n.html#93 Buffer overflow
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002n.html#11 Wanted: the SOUNDS of classic computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003g.html#62 IBM says AMD dead in 5yrs ... -- Microsoft Monopoly vs. IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003j.html#15 A Dark Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003p.html#37 The BASIC Variations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004b.html#8 Mars Rover Not Responding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004b.html#48 Automating secure transactions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004k.html#20 Vintage computers are better than modern crap !
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004l.html#49 "Perfect" or "Provable" security both crypto and non-crypto?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004p.html#23 Systems software versus applications software definitions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004p.html#63 Systems software versus applications software definitions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004p.html#64 Systems software versus applications software definitions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005b.html#40 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005i.html#42 Development as Configuration
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005n.html#26 Data communications over telegraph circuits
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006n.html#20 The System/360 Model 20 Wasn't As Bad As All That
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007f.html#37 Is computer history taught now?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007g.html#51 IBM to the PCM market(the sky is falling!!!the sky is falling!!)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007h.html#78 John W. Backus, 82, Fortran developer, dies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#10 The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#76 PSI MIPS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#77 PSI MIPS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#23 Outsourcing loosing steam?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007p.html#54 Industry Standard Time To Analyze A Line Of Code
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007v.html#53 folklore indeed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008e.html#41 IBM announced z10 ..why so fast...any problem on z 9
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008e.html#50 fraying infrastructure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008e.html#53 Why Is Less Than 99.9% Uptime Acceptable?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008i.html#33 Mainframe Project management
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008n.html#20 Michigan industry
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008n.html#35 Builders V. Breakers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008p.html#48 How much knowledge should a software architect have regarding software security?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009.html#0 Is SUN going to become x86'ed ??
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#16 Far and near pointers on the 80286 and later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#60 Far and near pointers on the 80286 and later
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#27 PDCA vs. OODA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011k.html#67 Somewhat off-topic: comp-arch.net cloned, possibly hacked
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#44 Faster, Better, Cheaper: Why Not Pick All Three?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#31 DRAM is the new Bulk Core
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#13 Before the Internet: The golden age of online services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#86 Economic Failures of HTTPS Encryption
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#117 Are we programmed to stop at the 'first' right answer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#146 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#10 The real story of how the Internet became so vulnerable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#16 The real story of how the Internet became so vulnerable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#27 History of Mainframe Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#23 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#18 progress in e-mail, such as AOL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#42 Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this

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Unbundling and Kernel Software

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Unbundling and Kernel Software
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
In the 23jun1969 unbundling announcement, IBM started charging for (application) software (but made the case that kernel software should still be free). With the rise of 370 clone makers and the death of of FS, the decision was made to transition to charging for kernel software ... and my dispatching&scheduling code was selected for guinea pig, released in the middle of Release 3. I included in the "package" a lot of kernel restructuring (back to CP67, in the morph of cp67->vm370 lots of stuff was greatly simplified and/or dropped) that was also required by the SMP support (but not the SMP support). IBM then decides to ship SMP (hardware) support in the base release 4 product. The problem was that it required prerequisite CP67 kernel reorg that was in my "Resource Manager" charged for product (which would violate rule about requiring charging for hardware support). It was resolved by moving over half the code in my "charged for" Resource Manager" into the free release 4 base (while not changing the price of the Resource Manager).

unbundling posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#unbundling
resource manager posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#fairshare
SMP/multiprocesssor posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp

VM/SP (Virtual Machine/System Product) then completed transition to charging for (all) kernel software and also kicked off no longer shipping source ... and the resulting OCO-wars (customers objecting to object code only) ... check the vmshare archives
http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare

trivia: as part of moving from CP67 to VM370 ... I also started automatic benchmarking (which used autolog command, just one of the things picked up for base release 3, before I shipped "resource manager") ... some old email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006v.html#email731212
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email750102
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email750430

problem was that relatively unmodified vm370 couldn't complete the series of automatic benchmarks w/o crashing ... so one of the other early vm370 changes was to bring forward the kernel serialization mechanism from cp67 ... in order to get vm370 through the benchmarks (w/o crashing). trivia: for the initial "Resource Manager" release ... ran 2000 automated benchmarks (that took 3 months elapsed time to complete) ... to validate operation across a wile variation of workloads and configurations.

automated benchmark posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#benchmark

One of my hobbies after joining IBM was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters (including the world-wide online sales&marketing support HONE systems which were long time customers). after transferring to San Jose Research, I got to wander around IBM and customer locations in silicon valley, including disk engineering and product test (bldgs14&15 across the street). They were doing 7x24, prescheduled stand-alone mainframe time for testing. They had recently tried MVS but it had 15min mean-time-between-failure in that environment. I offered to rewrite I/O supervisor to make it bullet proof and never fail, greatly improving productivity with any amount of on-demand, concurrent testing (downside was that they would point fingers at me and I had to spend increasingly amount of time playing disk engineer shooting their hardware issues).

Started at IBM Cambridge Science Center (posts)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
World-wide, online sales&marketing support HONE system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone
getting to play disk enginner posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

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Death by Powerpoint

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Death by Powerpoint
Date: 03 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Universities should ban PowerPoint -- It makes students stupid and professors boring
https://www.businessinsider.com/universities-should-ban-powerpoint-it-makes-students-stupid-and-professors-boring-2015-6

this from 2006 (death by powerpoint)
http://armsandinfluence.typepad.com/armsandinfluence/2006/08/death_by_powerp.html
over last decade or two there has had ongoing discussions about how bad powerpoint is in the military ... especially prepared/static nature (including flowcharting static enemy encounters)
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/how-powerpoint-stifles-understanding-creativity-and-innovation-within-your-organization
http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/dilbert-leads-the-coin-fight
http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/wired-magazine-microsoft-helps-the-army-avoid-death-by-powerpoint

last couple years there has been periodic conference directives banning powerpoint presentations
https://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2014/11/14/six-ways-to-avoid-death-by-powerpoint/#542bd52a64d4

Call Sign Chaos
https://www.amazon.com/Call-Sign-Chaos-Learning-Lead-ebook/dp/B07SBRFVNH/
pg216/loc3041-43:
PowerPoint is the scourge of critical thinking. It encourages fragmented logic by the briefer and passivity in the listener. Only a verbal narrative that logically connects a succinct problem statement using rational thinking can develop sound solutions. PowerPoint is excellent when displaying data; but it makes us stupid when applied to critical thinking.
... snip ...

some past posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009n.html#64 another item related to ASCII vs. EBCDIC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#32 Death by Powerpoint
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#38 Idiotic programming style edicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#19 Idiotic programming style edicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#20 Idiotic programming style edicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#41 Unix systems and Serialization mechanism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#47 GML

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System Thinking

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: System Thinking
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
This one style of thinking helps my team solve problems more creatively. Systems thinking can help you gain a better understanding of a larger problem and how your organization can find its way out.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90587741/how-my-company-uses-systems-thinking-to-solve-problems-faster
If seeing the interconnectedness within an entire system sounds difficult, that is because it is not simple. In Western societies, we are much more prone to thinking reductively, dealing with each component inside a silo. The issue with such a style of thinking is that what might be good for one smaller system may ultimately prove detrimental for the whole.
... snip ...

... we've encountered this issue in many areas that we worked on ... for financial transaction security ... it was doing complete end-to-end ... however it trend on the toes of the individual domain owners ... fighting against change of status quo and how it met might mean working with the other domain owners for the common good.

old post from 20yrs ago referencing "system thinking" from 20yrs earlier (40yrs ago)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001b.html#0 Java as a first programming language for cs students

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Performance History, 5-10Oct1986, SEAS

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Performance History, 5-10Oct1986, SEAS
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
SEAS 5-10Oct1986 (European SHARE, IBM mainframe user group)

gave presentation ... history of performance ... was suppose to be an hour ... but ran over ... so spent another couple hrs that evening. gave presentation again at (DC user group) Hillgang 16Mar2011
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/hill0316g.pdf

extract from (really) long winded email
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 89 10:14:39 EST
From: lynn

At the time I was also interfacing with the tools group in YKT for taking various parts of the proposal to Earl Wheeler (no relation) ... Progamming Technology Group Proposal, June 21st, 1983, Lynn Wheeler. I never did get the funding to do the tools and technology parts of the project ... and it is not clear that any of the tools money spent in other places has done any good. For instance, I wrote most of DUMPRX over part of a six week period ... and for a while it was the most widely used CP debugging tool in the company.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

One of the items in the SEAS presentation was comparing CP67/36067 with VM370/3081. Since mid-70s I had been commented that the CKD/search DASD trade-off was starting to invert. CKD/DASD paradigm had searching data on disk, tieing up channel, controller, and disk resources ... as alternative using memory and processor resources keeping track of the information. By mid-70s, I/O resources were becoming the bottleneck and there was increasing availability in memory and processor resources. By early 80s, real memory and processor resources had increased by 40-50 times (compared to 60s 360 days) while disk I/O throughput had got only 3-5 times better. I characterized the situtation as relative disk i/o system throughput had declined by an order of magnitued (10 times) compared to processor and real memory. Some disk executive took offense and instructed the division performance group to refute my claims. After a few weeeks, the performmance group came back and said that I had somewhat understated the problem (it was actually worse then ten times decline).

The group then respun the analysis into a presentation for SHARE on how to ocnfigure disk farms to improve throughput. SHARE 63 presentation B874 (16Aug1984)... old posts with pieces of the presentation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006f.html#3
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006o.html#68

Acknowledgments

This review makes liberal use of the computer science literature. As usual, the views expressed in this report are those of the author. Many contributed facts and ideas, but the selection and presentation are the author's responsibility, including any mistakes. I am especially indebted to Lynn Wheeler for pointing out how the relative speeds of things have changed over the years, to Brian J. Smith for helping me through many of the intricacies of attachment modeling, to Bill O'Brien for suggesting this review, and to my manager, Steve Goldstein, for his patient support throughout these activities.


... snip ...

benchmarking posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#benchmark

other posts mentioning relative system disk throughput decline, SEAS performance history presentation, and/or B874
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/93.html#31 Big I/O or Kicking the Mainframe out the Door
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#1 Multitasking question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#18 CP/67 & OS MFT14
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#43 Bloat, elegance, simplicity and other irrelevant concepts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#55 How Do the Old Mainframes Compare to Today's Micros?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/95.html#10 Virtual Memory (A return to the past?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001b.html#18 Linux IA-64 interrupts [was Re: Itanium benchmarks ...]
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001d.html#66 Pentium 4 Prefetch engine?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#26 Price of core memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#48 any 70's era supercomputers that ran as slow as today's supercomputers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#62 any 70's era supercomputers that ran as slow as today's supercomputers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001l.html#40 MVS History (all parts)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001l.html#61 MVS History (all parts)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001m.html#23 Smallest Storage Capacity Hard Disk?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002.html#5 index searching
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002b.html#11 Microcode? (& index searching)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002b.html#20 index searching
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002e.html#8 What are some impressive page rates?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002e.html#9 What are some impressive page rates?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004p.html#39 100% CPU is not always bad
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006m.html#32 Old Hashing Routine
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#88 CPU time differences for the same job
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008j.html#1 OS X Finder windows vs terminal window weirdness
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008m.html#57 "Engine" in Z/OS?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009.html#8 Is SUN going to become x86'ed ??
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009e.html#32 Gone but not forgotten: 10 operating systems the world left behind
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#71 308x Processors - was "Mainframe articles"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#66 While watching Biography about Bill Gates on CNBC last Night
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010.html#48 locate mode, was Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#1 "The Naked Mainframe" (Forbes Security Article)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#19 Processes' memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#70 25 reasons why hardware is still hot at IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010j.html#54 Article says mainframe most cost-efficient platform
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#30 IBM Historic computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#35 CKD DASD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#47 CKD DASD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#0 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#20 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#22 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#27 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#68 Other early NSFNET backbone
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#59 Is the magic and romance killed by Windows (and Linux)?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#77 program coding pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#53 HONE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#5 Why are organizations sticking with mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#32 Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#73 Tape vs DASD - Speed/time/CPU utilization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#33 TINC?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#3 NASA unplugs their last mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#38 A bit of IBM System 360 nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#39 A bit of IBM System 360 nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#18 VM Workshop 2012
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#66 How will mainframers retiring be different from Y2K?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#24 Assembler vs. COBOL--processing time, space needed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#62 ISO documentation of IBM 3375, 3380 and 3390 track format
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#52 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#71 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#24 Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#49 Mac at 30: A love/hate relationship from the support front
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#10 R.I.P. PDP-10?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#67 Is coding the new literacy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#45 Resurrected! Paul Allen's tech team brings 50-year-old supercomputer back from the dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#52 Some IBM Research RJ reports
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#28 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#93 It's 1983: What computer would you buy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#78 370 virtual memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#5 Oct1986 IBM user group SEAS history presentation

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Trickle Down Economics Started it All

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Trickle Down Economics Started it All
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Trickle Down Economics Started it All
https://johnhively.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/trickle-down-economics-started-it-all/
Trickle down economics was the lie that said if you made the richer more wealthier, everybody would get richer, and all boats would rise with the rising tide. The American public bought it under a massive media propaganda blitz, and Reaganomics was born.
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Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/09/04/opinion/04reich-graphic.html?ref=sunday
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/opinion/sunday/jobs-will-follow-a-strengthening-of-the-middle-class.html
The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/real-reason-wages-have-stagnated-our-economy-optimized-financialization
How GE, GM, Coca-Cola And Kodak Put Shareholders Ahead Of Employees
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2017/06/29/how-ge-gm-coca-cola-kodak-put-shareholders-ahead-of-employees/
... from here, productivity/pay gap (updated July2019)
http://www.epi.org/productivity-pay-gap/
Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/meet-economist-behind-one-percents-stealth-takeover-america.html
Bad Ideas; Reknowned economist James K. Galbraith, one of our expert panelists, pulls no punches in talking about the damage wrought by financial innovation
https://www.gfmag.com/magazine/june-2017/bad-ideas
Center for Public Integrity launches inequality team
https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/center-for-public-integrity-launches-inequality-team/
U.S. Inequality Reached Highest Level in 50 Years: Census
https://time.com/5686765/income-inequality-census-gini-index/

Study of 50 Years of Tax Cuts For Rich Confirms 'Trickle Down' Theory Is an Absolute Sham
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/12/study-of-50-years-of-tax-cuts-for-rich-confirms-trickle-down-theory-is-an-absolute-sham.html
Fifty Years of Tax Cuts for Rich Didn't Trickle Down, Study Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-16/fifty-years-of-tax-cuts-for-rich-didn-t-trickle-down-study-says
A huge study of 50 years of tax cuts for the wealthy suggests 'trickle-down' economics makes inequality worse
https://www.businessinsider.com/tax-cuts-rich-trickle-down-income-inequality-study-2020-12
'Trickle-down' tax cuts make the rich richer but are of no value to overall economy, study finds. Data spanning 50 years and 18 countries shows lowering rates for the wealthy increases inequality
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/23/tax-cuts-rich-trickle-down/
The IMF Confirms That 'Trickle-Down' Economics Is, Indeed, a Joke
https://psmag.com/economics/trickle-down-economics-is-indeed-a-joke

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

other past "trickle down" posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#81 GBP13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#45 If all of the American earned dollars hidden in off shore accounts were uncovered and taxed do you think we would be able to close the deficit gap?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#65 General Mills computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#78 How to Cut Megabanks Down to Size
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#80 'Big four' accountants 'use knowledge of Treasury to help rich avoid tax'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#69 What Makes a Tax System Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#25 Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's--And It's All About Privatization

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Trickle Down Economics Started it All

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Trickle Down Economics Started it All
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#18 Trickle Down Economics Started it All

Online forum focuses on trickle-down economics and the Trump tax law
https://publicintegrity.org/inside-publici/trickle-down-economics-and-the-trump-tax-cuts/
The consensus: It depends who "we" is. "If you're a working person, if you are working class, if you're an hourly wage earner, you almost invariably got nothing," said economist and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. "There is very little evidence that there has been any economic growth from this."

"Overall, are we as a nation better off? Probably not," said Washington and Lee University historian and author Molly Michelmore. She echoed Reich's sentiment, saying wealthy people and corporations have made out particularly well.

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We were shocked': RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%. The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually--if some $2.5 trillion wasn't being "reverse distributed" every year away from the working class.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90550015/we-were-shocked-rand-study-uncovers-massive-income-shift-to-the-top-1
A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median--with half the population making more and half making less--now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation's economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)
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inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

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Trickle Down Economics Started it All

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Trickle Down Economics Started it All
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#18 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#19 Trickle Down Economics Started it All

Misinforming the Majority: A Deliberate Strategy of Right-Wing Libertarians
https://truthout.org/articles/misinforming-the-majority-a-deliberate-strategy-of-right-wing-libertarians/

Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America. Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean
https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/meet-the-economist-behind-the-one-percents-stealth-takeover-of-america
With Koch's money and enthusiasm, Buchanan's academic school evolved into something much bigger. By the 1990s, Koch realized that Buchanan's ideas -- transmitted through stealth and deliberate deception, as MacLean amply documents -- could help take government down through incremental assaults that the media would hardly notice. The tycoon knew that the project was extremely radical, even a "revolution" in governance, but he talked like a conservative to make his plans sound more palatable.
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The Disastrous Handling of the Pandemic is Libertarianism in Action, Will Americans Finally Say Good Riddance?
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/20/the-disastrous-handling-of-the-pandemic-is-libertarianism-in-action-will-americans-finally-say-good-riddance/
Back in the years before Reagan, a real estate lobbying group called the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) came up with the idea of creating a political party to justify deregulating the real estate and finance industries so they could make more money. The party would give them ideological and political cover, and they developed an elaborate theology around it.

It was called the Libertarian Party, and their principal argument was that if everybody acted separately and independently, in all cases with maximum selfishness, that that would benefit society. There would be no government needed beyond an army and a police force, and a court system to defend the rights of property owners.

In 1980, billionaire David Koch ran for vice president on the newly formed Libertarian Party ticket. His platform was to privatize the Post Office, shut down all public schools, privatize Medicare and Medicaid, end food stamps and all other forms of "welfare," deregulate all corporate oversight, and sell off much of the federal government's land and other assets to billionaires and big corporations.

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Kochland talks about Koch taking over the republican party and congress for 2011 enabled by Citizen United decision and enormous amounts of money ... running carefully selected candidates in primaries against incumbent, telling their candidate to stay home and not even having to campaign, winning with enormous number of paid for attack adds ... but then battling with Trump and religious right after 2017 (Koch libertarian stealth take-over of the conservative Republican party)
https://www.amazon.com/Kochland-History-Industries-Corporate-America-ebook/dp/B07P5HCQ7G/
pg113/loc1898-1903:
The Libertarian Party sought to abolish a vast set of government agencies and programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security (which would be made voluntary), the Department of Transportation (and "all government agencies concerned with transportation," including the Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees airplane safety), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And this is just a partial list. The party also sought to privatize all roads and highways, to privatize all schools, to privatize all mail delivery. It sought to abolish personal and corporate income taxes and, eventually, the "repeal of all taxation."
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inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

other past posts mentioning Koch
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#64 Civilization, doomed?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#72 Public misperception about scientific agreement on global warming undermines climate policy support
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#52 "Highway Patrol" back on TV
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#27 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#4 Western Union envisioned internet functionality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#52 1973--TI 8 digit electric calculator--$99.95
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#31 I Feel Old
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#38 Shout out to Grace Hopper (State of the Union)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#107 Qbasic - lies about Medicare
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#110 The Koch-Fueled Plot to Destroy the VA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#88 Goldman Slammed With $5.1 Billion Fine For "Serious Misconduct" In Mortgage Selling
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#65 old Western Union Telegraph Company advertising
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#31 Economic Mess
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#32 Ma Bell is coming back and, boy, is she pissed! She bought Bugs Bunny!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#5 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#17 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#6 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#54 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#56 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#95 Early use of word "computer", 1944
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#13 What the Enron E-mails Say About Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#47 Retirement Heist: How Firms Plunder Workers' Nest Eggs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#84 The Warning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#45 More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#82 The Real Reason the Investor Class Hates Pensions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#5 The war isn't over. After military service, veterans still fight to endure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#83 Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#91 Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#11 Hell is ... ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#77 Nassim Nicholas Taleb
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#9 Buying Victory: Money as a Weapon on the Battlefields of Today and Tomorrow
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#64 Mystery of the Underpaid American Worker
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#102 Can we learn from financial lessons of 90 years ago?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#11 A Tea Party Movement to Overhaul the Constitution Is Quietly Gaining
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#37 Democracy in Chains
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#45 Jeffrey Skilling, Former Enron Chief, Released After 12 Years in Prison
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#47 Day of Reckoning for KPMG-Failures in Ethics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#64 How the Supreme Court Is Rebranding Corruption
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#97 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#103 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#116 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#16 Before the First Shots Are Fired
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#49 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#64 Capitalism as we know it is dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#82 Prying Open The Overton Window
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#115 Post 9/11 wars have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion, study finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#134 12 EU states reject move to expose companies' tax avoidance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#142 Trump is deconstructing the government, one agency at a time
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#3 Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#4 Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#14 Book on monopoly (IBM)

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ESG Drives a Stake Through Friedman's Legacy

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: ESG Drives a Stake Through Friedman's Legacy
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
ESG Drives a Stake Through Friedman's Legacy. The idea that companies should concentrate only on maximizing profits is losing ground to a broader concept of stakeholder interest
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-10-14/esg-drives-a-stake-through-milton-friedman-s-profit-philosophy

Everything We've Learned About Modern Economic Theory Is Wrong. Ole Peters, a theoretical physicist in the U.K., claims to have the solution. All it would do is upend three centuries of economic thought.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-11/everything-we-ve-learned-about-modern-economic-theory-is-wrong

How McKinsey Destroyed the Middle Class. Technocratic management, no matter how brilliant, cannot unwind structural inequalities.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/how-mckinsey-destroyed-middle-class/605878/
A new ideal of shareholder primacy, powerfully championed by Milton Friedman in a 1970 New York Times Magazine article entitled "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits," gave the newly ambitious management consultants a guiding purpose. According to this ideal, in language eventually adopted by the Business Roundtable, "the paramount duty of management and of boards of directors is to the corporation's stockholders." During the 1970s, and accelerating into the '80s and '90s, the upgraded management consultants pursued this duty by expressly and relentlessly taking aim at the middle managers who had dominated mid-century firms, and whose wages weighed down the bottom line.
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Does capitalism need a radical redesign to become more inclusive? Designer Nina Montgomery offers up three innovation challenges for leaders who say they want to broaden the purpose of business.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90448178/does-capitalism-need-a-radical-redesign-to-become-more-inclusive
At the beginning of the month, leadership of the World Economic Forum declared that Milton Friedman was wrong. The purpose of business, they said, is no longer to maximize shareholder profits above all else, but to consider multiple stakeholders and society more broadly.
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inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

Milton Friedman posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#16 Toyota Sales for 2007 May Surpass GM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#18 Once the dust settles, do you think Milton Friedman's economic theories will be laid to rest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#37 The human plague
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#39 The human plague
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#44 The human plague
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#11 Blinkenlights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#50 Obama, ACORN, subprimes (Re: Spiders)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#53 Obama, ACORN, subprimes (Re: Spiders)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#54 Obama, ACORN, subprimes (Re: Spiders)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#57 Blinkenlights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#58 Obama, ACORN, subprimes (Re: Spiders)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008q.html#66 Blinkenlights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008r.html#58 Blinkenlights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#8 Top financial firms of US are eyeing on bailout. It implies to me that their "Risk Management Department's" assessment was way below expectations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#32 How Should The Government Spend The $700 Billion?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#33 Garbage in, garbage out trampled by Moore's law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#59 Garbage in, garbage out trampled by Moore's law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#62 Garbage in, garbage out trampled by Moore's law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#70 Garbage in, garbage out trampled by Moore's law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009.html#63 CROOKS and NANNIES: what would Boyd do?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009b.html#25 The recently revealed excesses of John Thain, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch, while the firm was receiving $25 Billion in TARP funds makes me sick
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009b.html#57 Credit & Risk Management ... go Simple ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009b.html#80 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#4 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#6 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#8 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#10 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#28 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#53 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#67 How to defeat new telemarketing tactic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009j.html#21 The Big Takeover
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009n.html#13 UK issues Turning apology (and about time, too)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009n.html#49 Opinions on the 'Unix Haters' Handbook'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#60 70 Years of ATM Innovation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#87 search engine history, was Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#11 search engine history, was Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#62 The 2010 Census
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#47 "Fraud & Stupidity Look a Lot Alike"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#29 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#33 Idiotic programming style edicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#66 No command, and control
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#54 speculation: z/OS "enhancments"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#21 Happy 100th Birthday, IBM!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011j.html#24 rating agencies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011k.html#56 50th anniversary of BASIC, COBOL?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#10 Cracking the code
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#68 Bernanke Hearings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#71 Don't Dump the Volcker Rule Just Because It's Not Perfect
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#73 Did You Hear the One About the Bankers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#32 Wall Street Bonuses May Reach Lowest Level in 3 Years
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#67 How Economists Contributed to the Financial Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#32 US real-estate has lost $7T in value
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#58 Word Length
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#17 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#64 Is there a connection between your strategic and tactical assertions?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#48 General Mills computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#50 General Mills computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#51 General Mills computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#64 IBM Is Changing The Terms Of Its Retirement Plan, Which Is Frustrating Some Employees
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#2 Search Google, 1960:s-style
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#62 Taleb On "Skin In The Game" And His Disdain For Public Intellectuals
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#4 Libor Lies Revealed in Rigging of $300 Trillion Benchmark
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#39 The Alchemy of Securitization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#34 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#44 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#29 Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#36 Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#67 Economics Has a Math Problem
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#73 Economists' Tribal Thinking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#21 How Corrupt Is the American Government
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#72 Five Outdated Leadership Ideas That Need To Die
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#17 Destruction of the Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#24 Destruction of the Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#26 Milton Friedman's Cherished Theory Is Laid to Rest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#29 Milton Friedman's Cherished Theory Is Laid to Rest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#31 Milton Friedman's Cherished Theory Is Laid to Rest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#34 If economists want to be trusted again, they should learn to tell jokes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#92 Trump's Rollback of the Neoliberal Market State
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#93 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Kindle Edition
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#97 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#101 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#102 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#104 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#11 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#16 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#17 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#24 Disorder
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#25 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#26 Virtualization's Past Helps Explain Its Current Importance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#43 when to get out???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#0 Locking our own orientation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#65 Paging subsystems in the era of bigass memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#67 Economists are arguing over how their profession messed up during the Great Recession. This is what happened
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#77 Trump delay of the 'fiduciary rule' will cost retirement savers $3.7 billion
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#89 Understanding decisions: The power of combining psychology and economics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#93 United Air Lines - an OODA-loop perspective
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#96 Cognitive Bias Codex, 2016
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#7 Arthur Laffer's Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#44 [CM] cheap money, was What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#96 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#99 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#8 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#16 Conservatives and Spending
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#42 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#44 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#45 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#53 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#73 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#6 Mapping the decentralized world of tomorrow
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#19 Financial, Healthcare, Construction, Education complexity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#49 Shareholders Ahead Of Employees
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#63 Real World OODA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#79 Bad Ideas
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#83 How can we stop algorithms telling lies?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#107 Why IBM Should -- and Shouldn't -- Break Itself Up
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#9 Corporate Profit and Taxes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#45 "Subprime Is Contained" (& Other Evidence That "They Really Don't Know What They're Doing")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#60 Pareto efficiency
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#74 On Tactics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#92 'X' Marks the Spot Where Inequality Took Root: Dig Here
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#116 The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#13 Merchants of Doubt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#47 Retirement Heist: How Firms Plunder Workers' Nest Eggs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#55 How Economists Turned Corporations into Predators
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#60 When Working From Home Doesn't Work
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#70 Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to Richard Thaler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#84 "Worse Than Big Tobacco": How Big Pharma Fuels the Opioid Epidemic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#63 Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#25 Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's--And It's All About Privatization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#44 Predicting the future in five years as seen from 1983
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#111 The Next New Military Specialty Should Be Software Developers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#82 The Real Reason the Investor Class Hates Pensions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#87 Where Is Everyone???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#114 Chevron's lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it's your fault
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#81 What Lies Beyond Capitalism And Socialism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#83 Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#115 Economists Should Stop Defending Milton Friedman's Pseudo-science
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#30 Scientists Just Laid Out Paths to Solve Climate Change. We Aren't on Track to Do Any of Them
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#107 Politicians have caused a pay 'collapse' for the bottom 90 percent of workers, researchers say
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#117 What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#37 Democracy in Chains
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#68 IBM revenue has fallen for 20 quarters -- but it used to run its business very differently
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#68 Wage Stagnation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#73 Wage Stagnation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#48 Here's what Nobel Prize-winning research says will make you more influential
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#78 Bretton Woods Institutions: Enforcers, Not Saviours?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#100 Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#14 Chicago Theory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#31 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#32 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#34 The U.S. Forgot What Antitrust Is For
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#50 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#51 Big Pharma CEO: 'We're in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping The Sick
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#64 Capitalism as we know it is dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#117 Even With Better Education, Millennials Earn 20% Less Than Baby Boomers, Study Finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#149 Why big business can count on courts to keep its deadly secrets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#158 Goliath
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#3 Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#15 The Other 1 Percent": Morgan Stanley Spots A Market Ratio That Is "Unprecedented Even During The Tech Bubble"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#25 Huawei 5G networks

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Almaden Tape Library

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Almaden Tape Library
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
I had a dozen tapes in the Almaden tape library ... included three replicated tapes with decade of archived stuff from 2nd half of the 60s up through the late 70s ... when Almaden had a problem with operators mounting random tapes as "scratch" ... and I "lost" a dozen tapes.

I did get a request a few weeks earlier from customer writing an IBM history and was looking for copies of the original incremental source update implementation ... and managed to pull off a copy and send it ... which was one of the few things that survived. Email about original implementation for incremental source update
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email850906
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email850908

past posts mentioning almaden tape library
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#42 vmshare
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#45 Is email dead? What do you think?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#39 1971PerformanceStudies - Typical OS/MFT 40/50/65s analysed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#3 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#4 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#29 Congratulations, where was my invite?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#12 Selectric Typewriter--50th Anniversary
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#16 Dennis Ritchie
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#22 The Invention of Email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#61 Google Patents Staple of '70s Mainframe Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#60 Bridgestone Sues IBM For $600 Million Over Allegedly 'Defective' System That Plunged The Company Into 'Chaos'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#18 IBM Profs

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Best of Mankiw: Errors and Tangles in the World's Best-Selling Economics Textbooks

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Best of Mankiw: Errors and Tangles in the World's Best-Selling Economics Textbooks
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Best of Mankiw: Errors and Tangles in the World's Best-Selling Economics Textbooks
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/01/best-of-mankiw-errors-and-tangles-in-the-worlds-best-selling-economics-textbooks.html

debunking
1. "When the government tries to cut the economic pie in more equal slices, the pie gets smaller." 2. Government can sometimes improve market outcomes 3. "How people interact" 4. "Society faces a short-run trade-off between inflation and unemployment" 5. A Minimum Wage Causes Unemployment 6. Deflation leads the economy out of recession 7. Public debt reduces economic growth 8. Banks collect deposits, then lend them out as loans 9. The perfect confusion in the small open economy 10. What is the core of Keynes' theory?
... snip ...

Kahneman, a psychologist got 2002 nobel prize in economics, in part for debunking economic theories that were especially popular with the 1980s administration, appealing theoretical ideas about how people may operate economically, turned out to not be true. Rebel Economist Breaks Through to Washington on How Shareholder Value Theory Rewards the Undeserving
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/07/rebel-economist-breaks-through-to-washington-on-how-shareholder-value-theory-rewards-the-undeserving.html
The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/real-reason-wages-have-stagnated-our-economy-optimized-financialization
"The Undoing Project" goes into some detail how Kahneman and Tversky disproved economists' assumption that people make rational decisions
https://www.amazon.com/Undoing-Project-Friendship-Changed-Minds-ebook/dp/B01GI6S7EK/
... loc1155-59:
He had listened to an American economist talk about how so-and-so was stupid and so-and-so was a fool, then said, "All your economic models are premised on people being smart and rational, and yet all the people you know are idiots."
... snip ...

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

posts mentioning Kahneman:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#147 The Myth of Work-Life Balance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#59 Original Thinking Is Hard, Where Good Ideas Come From
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#57 speculation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#16 Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#92 Naked emperors, holy cows and Libor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#53 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#24 Destruction of the Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#26 Milton Friedman's Cherished Theory Is Laid to Rest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#66 Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#92 Trump's Rollback of the Neoliberal Market State
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#93 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Kindle Edition
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#97 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#11 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#17 Trump to sign cyber security order
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#24 Disorder
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#26 Virtualization's Past Helps Explain Its Current Importance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#43 when to get out???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#0 Locking our own orientation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#67 Economists are arguing over how their profession messed up during the Great Recession. This is what happened
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#89 Understanding decisions: The power of combining psychology and economics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#93 United Air Lines - an OODA-loop perspective
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#96 Cognitive Bias Codex, 2016
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#7 Arthur Laffer's Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#44 [CM] cheap money, was What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#96 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#14 Fast OODA-Loops increase Maneuverability
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#16 Conservatives and Spending
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#44 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#6 Mapping the decentralized world of tomorrow
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#19 Financial, Healthcare, Construction, Education complexity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#49 Shareholders Ahead Of Employees
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#52 Boyd's OODA-loop
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#63 Real World OODA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#79 Bad Ideas
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#107 Why IBM Should -- and Shouldn't -- Break Itself Up
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#9 Corporate Profit and Taxes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#92 'X' Marks the Spot Where Inequality Took Root: Dig Here
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#116 The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#7 The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#47 Retirement Heist: How Firms Plunder Workers' Nest Eggs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#70 Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to Richard Thaler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#8 The Mathematics of Inequality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#24 The Ultimate Guide to the OODA-Loop
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#25 Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's--And It's All About Privatization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#51 More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#82 The Real Reason the Investor Class Hates Pensions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#87 Where Is Everyone???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#81 What Lies Beyond Capitalism And Socialism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#83 Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#25 Why You Should Trust Your Gut, According to the University of Cambridge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#73 Wage Stagnation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#48 Here's what Nobel Prize-winning research says will make you more influential
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#78 Bretton Woods Institutions: Enforcers, Not Saviours?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#100 Destruction of Middle Class
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#14 Chicago Theory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#31 Milton Friedman's "Shareholder" Theory Was Wrong
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#50 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#51 Big Pharma CEO: 'We're in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping The Sick

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Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-recorded-telling-georgia-official-to-steal-election.html
The tape shows that, in fact, Raffensperger repeatedly told Trump his various conspiracy theories were all false. Indeed, Georgia's voting machines create paper records that make the kind of electronic fraud Trump alleges impossible. An audit of the results in Georgia disproved the charges Trump and his allies have been circulating.
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House Democrats Ask FBI to Open Criminal Probe on Trump's Georgia Call
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/democrats-fbi-criminal-probe-trump-georgia-call-1109455/
'I just want to find 11,780 votes': In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
Trump Crosses a Bright-Red Line
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/trumps-georgia-call-crosses-red-line/617536/
Trump's election call to Georgia's Raffensperger is impeachable. It's likely illegal. It's a coup.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/03/its-impeachable-its-likely-illegal-its-coup/
Listen to Trump pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/listen-trump-pressure-georgia-secretary-of-state-votes.html
Trump Called the Georgia Secretary of State and Demanded That He Find More Nonexistent Votes
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/01/trump-called-the-georgia-secretary-of-state-and-pressured-him-to-find-more-nonexistent-votes/
Audio: Trump Tries to Bully Georgia Officials to Find Votes for Him
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/audio-trump-call-georgia-election-officials-1109242/
Trump's Solicitation of Election Fraud Is His Highest Crime. If Trump's pressuring of Georgia's secretary of state to "find" votes to overturn an election result isn't impeachable, nothing is.
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/trump-election-georgia-recording/
Transcript: President Trump's Phone Call With Georgia Election Officials
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/us/politics/trump-raffensperger-georgia-call-transcript.html
The incoherent tale of Trump's presidency, in 4 private-call transcripts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/04/incoherent-tale-trumps-presidency-4-private-call-transcripts/

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IBM Acronyms

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Acronyms
Date: 04 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Charlie invented compare&swap instruction when he was working on CP67 fine-grain kernel multiprocessor at the science center ... mnemonic & name chosen because CAS are Charlie's initials. When we tried to get it added to 370 architecture, the 370 architecture owners said that the POK favorite son operating system people claimed 360 test&set was more than sufficient and compare&swap wasn't needed. The 370 architecture owners said to justify it for 370, we had to come up additional uses (other than kernel mulitprocessor locking) ... thus were born the examples that have continued to appear in mainframe principles of operation.

SMP & compare&swap posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp
science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

"G", "M", & "L" invented GML at the science center ... GML & Generalized Markup Language were chosen because "G", "M", & "L" are the first letters of their last name. A decade later GML morphs into ISO standard SGML ... and after another decade SGML morphs into HTML (at CERN).

GML/SGML posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#sgml

During the 70s and 80s, one of the goverment TLAs (three letter agencies) were active in (IBM mainframe customer group) SHARE ... and on the VMSHARE online computer conferencing system ... provided to SHARE by TYMSHARE free starting in Aug1976 ... archives here
http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare
Instead of using TLA id as their SHARE installation code, they instead chose TLA "CAD" ("cloak and dagger") ... which also appears in VMSHARE.

After I graduated and joined IBM, the agency asked that I teach all day computer & security classes (despite the fact that I never had a clearance, which I would repeatedly have to remind them) ... I guess based on I had made a lot of system enhancements as undergraduate that IBM would pick up and ship in product ... which were heavily used by gov TLAs ... old reference gone 404 ... but lives on at wayback machine
http://web.archive.org/web/20090117083033/http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/list-archive/0409/8362.shtml

CAD installation posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#31 Disksize history question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#44 Old datasearches
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#4 origin of 'fields'?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#18 Plug Your Data Leaks from the inside
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#20 Operating System, what is it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#31 I/O Optimization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#51 Search for first Web page takes detour into US
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#10 EBCDIC and the P-Bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#19 A Brief History of Cloud Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#69 PDCA vs. OODA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#58 The CIA's new "family jewels": Going back to Church?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#36 Semi-OT: Government snooping was Re: Is there any MF shop using AWS service?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#39 Virtual Memory Management
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#5 Remember 3277?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#95 Is it a lost cause?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#45 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#86 Predicting the future in five years as seen from 1983
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#0 The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#54 PROFS, email, 3270
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#24 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#66 Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA

SHARE conferences had evening festivities in hotel ballroom with "free" bar (since IBMer couldn't turn in expenses for drinks, SHARE registration bundled in the cost of the bar) ... this event was referred to as SCIDS (Society for Continuous Inebriation During Share)

SCIDS posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#5 Definition of SHARE & SCIDS Requested
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#6 Definition of SHARE & SCIDS Requested
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001k.html#20 OT: almost lost LBJ tapes; Dictabelt
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001l.html#12 mainframe question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#20 Vnet : Unbelievable
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#60 IBM-Main Table at Share
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002o.html#31 Over-the-shoulder effect
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002q.html#11 computers and alcohol
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002q.html#23 Free Desktop Cyber emulation on PC before Christmas
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002q.html#31 Collating on the S/360-2540 card reader?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#62 The Incredible Shrinking Legacy Workforces
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004d.html#10 IBM 360 memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005b.html#44 The mid-seventies SHARE survey
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005d.html#12 Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005d.html#26 Latest news about mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005l.html#41 25% Pageds utilization on 3390-09?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005q.html#15 HASP/ASP JES/JES2/JES3
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006.html#28 DCSS as SWAP disk for z/Linux
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006f.html#24 Over my head in a JES exit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006o.html#51 The Fate of VM - was: Re: Baby MVS???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009f.html#37 System/360 Announcement (7Apr64)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#74 FW: The meaning of SCIDS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#72 A History of VM Performance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#64 A Fascinating History of JES2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#7 50th anniversary S/360 coming up
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#56 Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

other SHARE trivia (I was at the 1st event, references/glossary bottom page)
http://www.mxg.com/thebuttonman/boney.asp
from above:
Words to follow along with... (glossary at bottom)

If it IPL's then JES won't start, And if it gets up then it falls apart, MVS is breaking my heart, Maybe things will get a little better in the morning, Maybe things will get a little better. The system is crashing, I'm having a fit, and DSS doesn't help a bit, the shovel came with the debugging kit, Maybe things will get a little better in the morning, Maybe things will get a little better. Work Your Fingers to the Bone and what do you get? Boney Fingers, Boney Fingers!

from glossary

$4K - MVS was the first operating system for which the IBM Salesman got a $4000 bonus if he/she could convince their customer to install VS 2.2 circa 1975. IBM was really pissed off that this fact became known thru this

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Boney Fingers posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#11 Electric Light Orchestra IBM song, in 1981?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#14 Electric Light Orchestra IBM song, in 1981?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#56 Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#92 MVS Boney Fingers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#94 MVS Boney Fingers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation

HASP, JES, NJE posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#hasp

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CMSBACK, ADSM, TSM

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: CMSBACK, ADSM, TSM
Date: 05 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Back in the late 70s, I did CMSBACK ... using highly modified version of VMFPLC ... and made available to internal datacenters around silicon valley including the consolidated US HONE datacenter up in Palo Alto (after joining IBM one of my hobbies was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenter, including what started as the US HONE datacenters ... and continued as it grew into the online, world-wide sales&marketing support HONE systems). For next couple versions, I got help from a fellow IBMer. Later there were workstation&PC clients done ... which was released to customers as WSDF (workstation datasave). GPD (then renamed ADStar, part of the reorganization of IBM into the 13 "baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company) picks it up and renames it ADSM (Adstar Storage Manager).

ADSTAR/ADSM
https://www.acronymattic.com/And-ADSTAR-Distributed-Storage-Manager-(ADSM).html
The first product that emerged was Workstation Data Save Facility (WDSF). WDSF's original purpose was to back up PC/DOS, OS/2, and AIX workstation data onto a VM/CMS (and later MVS) server. WDSF morphed into ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager.
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ADSM
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/512418
The ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager (ADSM) is a client-server system whose goal is to provide the illusion of infinite storage for a range of applications. The first deployed application is backup and archive services. ADSM is a configurable system targeted to serve any client at user installations with heterogeneous architectures that offers the same level of data management for LANs, midrange and mainframe systems. ADSM moves the responsibilities of backup and archive media management to the server while maintaining the benefits of local workstation systems. In ADSM, incremental backups are all that a user needs to do to restore its data with maximum performance. The ADSM server has been deployed in five IBM and two non-IBM platforms, while the ADSM clients operate in more than twelve IBM and non-IBM platforms.
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ADSTAR
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADSTAR
Zschau left Adstar in October 1995, replaced by IBM insider Jim Vanderslice.[4] The Adstar division was dismembered thereafter; the ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager (ADSM) was renamed Tivoli Storage Manager in 1999 and the disk drive business component was sold off in 2003
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old CMSBACK emails
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/lhwemail.html#cmsback
CMSBACK, ADSM, TSM posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#cmsback

being paranoid I have spare internal terabyte harddisk and a few USB terabyte SSD and harddisks (although most recent is multi-terabyte) that I'm making copies to ... both for archive and backup (especially after experience with the almaden datacenter operational problem ... I had three replicated tape copies of files from the mid-60s thru late 70s when Almaden had an operational problem mounting random tapes as scratch ... and I "lost" a dozen tapes ... including the three replicated tapes of archived files.

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We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
Date: 05 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-enablers-radical-right-conservative/2021/01/04/634edcda-4e97-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html

... started before Trump, Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America. Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean
https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/meet-the-economist-behind-the-one-percents-stealth-takeover-of-america
With Koch's money and enthusiasm, Buchanan's academic school evolved into something much bigger. By the 1990s, Koch realized that Buchanan's ideas -- transmitted through stealth and deliberate deception, as MacLean amply documents -- could help take government down through incremental assaults that the media would hardly notice. The tycoon knew that the project was extremely radical, even a "revolution" in governance, but he talked like a conservative to make his plans sound more palatable.
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Kochland talks about Koch taking over the republican party and congress for 2011 enabled by Citizen United decision and enormous amounts of money ... running carefully selected candidates in primaries against incumbent, telling their candidate to stay home and not even having to campaign, winning with enormous number of paid for attack adds ... but then battling with Trump and religious right after 2017 (Koch libertarian stealth take-over of the conservative Republican party)
https://www.amazon.com/Kochland-History-Industries-Corporate-America-ebook/dp/B07P5HCQ7G/
pg113/loc1898-1903:
The Libertarian Party sought to abolish a vast set of government agencies and programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security (which would be made voluntary), the Department of Transportation (and "all government agencies concerned with transportation," including the Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees airplane safety), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And this is just a partial list. The party also sought to privatize all roads and highways, to privatize all schools, to privatize all mail delivery. It sought to abolish personal and corporate income taxes and, eventually, the "repeal of all taxation."
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The Disastrous Handling of the Pandemic is Libertarianism in Action, Will Americans Finally Say Good Riddance?
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/20/the-disastrous-handling-of-the-pandemic-is-libertarianism-in-action-will-americans-finally-say-good-riddance/
Back in the years before Reagan, a real estate lobbying group called the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) came up with the idea of creating a political party to justify deregulating the real estate and finance industries so they could make more money. The party would give them ideological and political cover, and they developed an elaborate theology around it.

It was called the Libertarian Party, and their principal argument was that if everybody acted separately and independently, in all cases with maximum selfishness, that that would benefit society. There would be no government needed beyond an army and a police force, and a court system to defend the rights of property owners.

In 1980, billionaire David Koch ran for vice president on the newly formed Libertarian Party ticket. His platform was to privatize the Post Office, shut down all public schools, privatize Medicare and Medicaid, end food stamps and all other forms of "welfare," deregulate all corporate oversight, and sell off much of the federal government's land and other assets to billionaires and big corporations.

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Trump Is Breaking Congressional Republicans on His Way Out. Iron discipline can't survive the president's latest, most degrading loyalty test.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/electoral-college-donald-trump-breaks-congressional-republicans.html

a few recent posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#16 Before the First Shots Are Fired
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#49 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#64 Capitalism as we know it is dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#82 Prying Open The Overton Window
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#115 Post 9/11 wars have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion, study finds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#134 12 EU states reject move to expose companies' tax avoidance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#142 Trump is deconstructing the government, one agency at a time
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#3 Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#4 Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#14 Book on monopoly (IBM)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#20 Trickle Down Economics Started it All

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We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
Date: 05 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#27 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right

2020 Was the Year Reaganism Died
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/opinion/reagan-economy-covid.html
What I mean by Reaganism goes beyond voodoo economics, the claim that tax cuts have magical power and can solve all problems. After all, nobody believes in that claim aside from a handful of charlatans and cranks, plus the entire Republican Party.
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posts mentioning trickle down
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000e.html#11 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?^
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#81 GBP13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#45 If all of the American earned dollars hidden in off shore accounts were uncovered and taxed do you think we would be able to close the deficit gap?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#65 General Mills computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#78 How to Cut Megabanks Down to Size
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#80 'Big four' accountants 'use knowledge of Treasury to help rich avoid tax'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#69 What Makes a Tax System Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#25 Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's--And It's All About Privatization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#18 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#19 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#20 Trickle Down Economics Started it All

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

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How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism.
Date: 05 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/trump-republican-party.html
It's not just that a majority of House Republicans and many Republican senators are backing Trump's efforts to overturn his election loss, even though there is no evidence of fraud or widespread irregularities. Look at the way David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are campaigning in the Senate runoffs in Georgia.

They aren't running on issues, or even on real aspects of their opponents' personal history. Instead they're claiming, with no basis in fact, that their opponents are Marxists or "involved in child abuse." That is, the campaigns to retain Republican control of the Senate are based on lies.

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recent posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#13 What the Enron E-mails Say About Us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#37 Democracy in Chains
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#45 Jeffrey Skilling, Former Enron Chief, Released After 12 Years in Prison
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#64 How the Supreme Court Is Rebranding Corruption
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#97 David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#3 Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent's Stealth Takeover of America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#4 Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#5 Book: Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#18 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#19 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#20 Trickle Down Economics Started it All
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#27 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#28 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right

inequality posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#inequality

past history that (speaker) Gingrich (starting in mid/late 90s) weaponized the political process ... changing from bipartisan in the interest of country to party win-loose ... the other party always had to loose regardless of how terrible the effects on the country.

The Man Who Broke Politics; Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump's rise. Now he's reveling in his achievements.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/newt-gingrich-says-youre-welcome/570832/
How Newt Gingrich Crippled Congress. No single person bears more responsibility for how much Americans hate Congress than Newt Gingrich. Here's what he did to it.
https://www.thenation.com/article/how-newt-gingrich-crippled-congress/
'Combative, Tribal, Angry': Newt Gingrich Set The Stage For Trump, Journalist Says
https://www.npr.org/2018/11/01/662906525/combative-tribal-angry-newt-gingrich-set-the-stage-for-trump-journalist-says

past gingrich posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001e.html#83 The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#15 Al Gore and the Internet
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#136 Gingrich urged yes vote on controversial Medicare bill
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#137 The High Cost of Failing Artificial Hips
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#53 PC industry is heading for more change
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#58 Word Length
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#5 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#33 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#40 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#50 Monopoly/ Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#33 General Mills computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#36 Search Google, 1960:s-style
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#43 Search Google, 1960:s-style
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#56 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#89 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#80 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013j.html#0 What Makes a Tax System Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#69 What Makes a Tax System Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#28 America's electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#40 America's electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#41 Family of Secrets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#45 What is ALEC? 'The most effective organization' for conservatives, says Newt Gingrich
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#89 How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#21 Mitch McConnell has done far more to destroy democratic norms than Donald Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#64 Capitalism as we know it is dead

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Trump and Republican Party Racism

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Trump and Republican Party Racism
Date: 05 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#29 How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism.

A Half-Century After Wallace, Trump Echoes the Politics of Division. George Wallace's speeches and interviews from his 1968 campaign feature language and appeals that sound familiar again as the "law and order" president sends federal forces into the streets.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/us/politics/trump-wallace.html

Trump has helped the US to see its dark side. It will still be there when he goes. It would be tempting to regard this president as an anomaly, but he has shown that white supremacy is always waiting in the wings
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/26/trump-us-president-white-supremacy

The Republicans' demographic trap. Republicans are sitting on a demographic time bomb of their own making, and it could send them into a tailspin.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/27/opinion/republicans-demographic-trap/
Republicans are sitting on a demographic time bomb of their own making, and it could send them into a tailspin. Although the politics of division that Republicans have pursued since Richard Nixon launched his "Southern strategy" in the late 1960s -- a blueprint to shore up the vote of white Southerners by appealing to racial bias -- has brought new groups into their ranks, including conservative Southerners, evangelical Christians, and working-class whites, it has antagonized other groups.
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Retiring GOP operative Mac Stipanovich says Trump 'sensed the rot' in Republican party and took control of it
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-mac-stipanovich-republican-20191224-tz7bjps56jazbcwb3ficlnacqa-story.html
As for the party, Trump hasn't transformed the party, in my judgment, as much as he has unmasked it. There was always a minority in the Republican party -- 25, 30 percent -- that, how shall we say this, that hailed extreme views, aberrant views. They've always been there, from the John Birchers in the '50s, who thought Dwight Eisenhower was a communist, to the Trump folks today who think John McCain's a traitor. They had different names -- the religious right, tea partiers -- but they've always been there. They were a fairly consistent, fairly manageable minority who we, the establishment, enabled and exploited.
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Dark Towers
https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Towers-Deutsche-Donald-Destruction-ebook/dp/B07NLFHHJ3/
pg315/loc3541-46:
This sort of provocative bombast would come to define Trump's candidacy and then his presidency. But even before his dig at supposed Mexican rapists, he had made racism a crucial part of his public shtick. More than any major American politician in decades, Trump had recognized that there was nothing stopping him from mining the potent seams of race and ethnicity for his political advantage. That is why he had spent years spreading the lie that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States and therefore was an illegitimate president. It didn't matter that the assertion was false. The point was to grab attention and to inflame passions, and Trump--the star of his own popular reality-TV show--had an undeniable knack for doing exactly that.
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as his sister says .... he lies, cheats, is cruel, has no principles, can't be trusted, doesn't read, his major past accomplishments were five bankruptcies (being bailed out by the Russians) and paying somebody to take his SATs, implying totally self-centered and doesn't understand doing anything that doesn't directly benefit him. ... and his niece ... Trump's base loved that he was a liar and a cheat -- but now it's coming back to bite them. Rooting for a massive jerk to stick it to the liberals is super fun -- until he's lying about Americans dying
https://www.salon.com/2020/08/04/trumps-base-loved-that-he-was-a-liar-and-a-cheat--but-now-its-coming-back-to-bite-them/
If he can in any way profit from your death, he'll facilitate it, and then he'll ignore the fact that you died," Trump's niece, the psychologist Mary Trump, writes in her book "Too Much and Never Enough.
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New research explores authoritarian mind-set of Trump's core supporters. Data reveal high levels of anti-democratic beliefs among many of the president's backers, who stand to be a potent voting bloc for years to come
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/12/trump-voter-authoritarian-research/

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism. The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-effect-new-study-connects-white-american-intolerance-support-authoritarianism-ncna877886

Former Trump Exec Alleges Yet More Examples Of His Early Racism In New Book Excerpt. "Bigotry and bias control Donald's view of the world," writes Barbara Res, who worked with the president for 18 years.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/barbara-res-donald-trump-book-racism_n_5f8aa416c5b69daf5e137066

An Oral History of Trump's Bigotry. His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/trump-racism-comments/588067/
Trump's racism will bring his party down with him
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/12/trumps-racism-will-bring-his-party-down-with-him/
Trump's Long History of Racism. Of course his response to Charlottesville was late and insufficient - this is who he is
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trumps-long-history-of-racism-201446/
A Racist in the White House
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-racist-in-the-white-house-donald-trump-tweets-ocasio-cortez-tlaib-omar-pressley
Donald Trump's long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019
https://www.vox.com/2016/7/25/12270880/donald-trump-racist-racism-history
Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
https://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/

The First U.S. General to Call Trump a Bigot. Ricardo Sanchez, the retired former commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq, becomes the first high-ranking military officer to call out the president for racism.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/ricardo-sanchez-general-racism-military-trump/613279/
... well known for a long time; White-Supremacist Violence Is Terrorism. As commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, I fought America's enemies abroad. Now we must fight violent, hateful ideologies at home.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/white-supremacist-violence-terrorism/606964/

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Tandem Memo

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Tandem Memo
Date: 05 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Rizzo topic drift, I was blamed for computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s) ... starting >40 yrs ago. Part of it was referred to "tandem memos". 300 pages were printed, prefaced with a large executive overview and then a shorter executive overview of the overview, packaged in Tandem 3-ring binders and set off to top executives

Date: 07/14/81 18:33:37
From: wheeler

re: tandem binder distribution; Cary, Opel, Beitzel, Rizzo, Anderson, and Gomory.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

.. for some reason, when things hit the fan, most of the words coming down through my management chain were from Rizzo ... also

Date: 11/18/81 14:17:42
From: wheeler

Rizzo was out here today and had lunch with selected "troops". One of the individuals is a relatively recent new-hire from the product test lab. Rizzo was asked if he had read the Datamation article & he replied that he was "aware of the VNET problem". Apparently other individuals were also primed to put Rizzo on the spot & he was characterized as having several "mumbled" replies that didn't answer the questions.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

... trivia: When I transferred to San Jose, I got to wander around most IBM and customer locations in silicon valley ... including disk engineering (bldg14) and disk product test (bldg15) across the street. They were running 7x24, prescheduled, stand alone mainframe testing. They had once tried to use MVS, but found that it had 15min mean-time-between failure, requiring manual re-ipl. I offered to rewrite input/output supervisor so it was bullet proof and never fail, enabling any amount of concurrent, on-demand testing ... greatly improving productivity. product test got some of the earliest engineering models (for channel i/o testing) ... still had a 3033 that we put a (private) online service up on (testing used less than one or two percent of processing). One of the down sides, was engineers would start pointing fingers at me, I had to spend increasing amount of time playing disk engineer shooting hardware issues.

from IBMJARGON:
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticised the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ...

online computer conferencing (computer mediated communication) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc
geting to play disk engineer posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

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Fascism

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Fascism
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Listen to the Only Known Recording of Hitler's Normal Speaking Voice
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/hitler-speaks-audiotape.html
Listening to it, one cannot help but hear the desperation barely kept in check as Hitler recounts his losses and blames everyone and everything for his failures. "We did not understand how strong this state was," Hitler begins, speaking of the USSR. He talks about the 35,000 tanks the Red Army has, while Marshal Mannerheim interjects with occasional, very neutral comments such as "really?"
... snip ...

From Guderian's Panzer Leader
https://www.amazon.com/Panzer-Leader-Heinz-Guderian-ebook/dp/B07KTBSD1L/
loc2902-3:
Hitler then said: 'If I had known that the figures for Russian tank strength which you gave in your book were in fact the true ones, I would not--I believe--ever have started this war.'

loc2903-6:
He was referring to my book Achtung! Panzer!, published in 1937, in which I had estimated Russian tank strength at that time as 10,000; both the Chief of the Army General Staff, Beck, and the censor had disagreed with this statement. It had cost me a lot of trouble to get that figure printed; but I had been able to show that intelligence reports at the time spoke of 17,000 Russian tanks and that my estimate was therefore, if anything, a very conservative one.

loc2262-64:
At this time our yearly tank production scarcely amounted to more than 1,000 of all types. In view of our enemies' production figures this was very small. As far back as 1933 I had visited a single Russian tank factory which was producing 22 tanks per day of the Christie-Russki type
... snip ...

... note: Communist Soviet Union and Fascist Nazi Germany supposedly having theoretical different political philosophies at extreme opposite ends of left/right political spectrum... were in fact both strict authoritarian/totalitarian regimes requiring loyalty/fealty pledge to the leader ... not dissimilar to current US regime.

Stalin had 500 divisions fighting nearly all of German military and was afraid that Japan might attack from the east ... opening up a second front. Stalin wanted US to come in against Japan (making sure Japan had limited resources to open up a 2nd front against the Soviet Union). US assistant SECTREAS Harry Dexter White was operating on behalf of the Soviet Union and Stalin sends White a draft of demands for US to present to Japan that would provoke Japan into attacking US and drawing US into the war.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Dexter_White#Venona_project
demands were included in the Hull Note which Japan received just prior to decision to attack Perl Harbor, hull note
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_note#Interpretations
More Venona
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venona_project

also: Another example of White acting as an agent of influence for the Soviet Union was his obstruction of a authorized $200 million loan to Nationalist China in 1943, which he had been officially instructed to execute. ... contributing to Nationalist loosing China.

Benn Stein in "The Battle of Bretton Woods" spends pages 55-58 discussing "Operation Snow".
https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Bretton-Woods-Relations-University-ebook/dp/B00B5ZQ72Y/
pg56/loc1065-66:
The Soviets had, according to Karpov, used White to provoke Japan to attack the United States. The scheme even had a name: "Operation Snow," snow referring to White.
... snip ...

After Pearl Harbor, US was drawn into war with Japan and Germany and George Marshall puts together US strategic plan for a total of 91 military divisions for fighting in all theaters; Pacific, Mid-East, Mediterranean, Africa, Europe, etc ... compared to 500 Soviet divisions fighting (just) Germany. Hitler had wanted invasion of Britain, but couldn't even mount a cross-channel effort. This goes into a lot of D-day, including the logistics leading up to it. It also has limited German divisions diverted to deal with D-Day and Europe and were inexperienced and/or wounded/disabled (and having to rely on horses for transportation)
https://www.amazon.com/Sand-Steel-Invasion-Liberation-France-ebook/dp/B07PPVG8HG/
pg19/loc992-98:
However, OB West's remaining twenty-three Bodenstandige (static position) divisions were either immobile or reserve infantry formations, with low Kampfwert (combat effectiveness) ratings. They were assessed as incapable of taking on offensive missions, and suitable only for limited defence. For the latter's transportation needs, in Rundstedt's domain there were 115,000 military horses on strength, a stark reminder of how reliant on these creatures the German armed forces were in 1944 - by contrast, the Allies would bring with them not a single equine. 3 A year earlier, roughly twenty-five per cent of officers stationed in France had fought in Russia; by 1944, this figure had almost doubled to sixty per cent. This did not necessarily reflect a reinforcement of the west, but a higher proportion of wounded and convalescing leaders.

pg47/loc1600-1604:
The stature of the Nazi war machine, forged in North Africa, Italy and on the Eastern Front, was still feared in 1944, though demonstrably hollowed out. It also helped Berlin that the Western Allies, particularly the 21st Army Group, were also excessively cautious, which played to the German inclination - despite their convoluted command - of tactical speed of reaction. Finally, it also suited many Allied commanders after the war to talk up the prowess of their opponents, making the achievement of subduing them all the greater.
... snip ...

When Henry Wallace Warned of 'American Fascism'. The progressive vice president to FDR is the subject of a new book by Nation correspondent John Nichols.
https://prospect.org/culture/books/when-henry-wallace-warned-of-american-fascism/

... note: Communist Soviet Union and Fascist Nazi Germany supposedly having theoretical different political philosophies at extreme opposite ends of left/right political spectrum... were in fact both strict authoritarian/totalitarian regimes requiring loyalty/fealty pledge to the leader ... not dissimilar to current US regime.

Smedley Butler, retired USMC major general and two-time Medal of Honor Recipient
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
wrote War Is A Racket
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
was invited to participate in military/fascists overthrow of the US Gov. ... and blew the whistle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
In the last few weeks of the committee's official life it received evidence showing that certain persons had made an attempt to establish a fascist organization in this country. No evidence was presented and this committee had none to show a connection between this effort and any fascist activity of any European country. There is no question that these attempts were discussed, were planned, and might have been placed in execution when and if the financial backers deemed it expedient.
... snip ...

... aka it was not "un-american activity" ... purely an american fascist effort, however some of the people called to testify were unavailable out of the country
https://timeline.com/business-plot-overthrow-fdr-9a59a012c32a?gi=4a89a8a04b7d
Also implicated in the plot was Al Smith, former New York governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee, as well as Prescott Bush, a banker, future Connecticut senator, and father to George H. W. Bush and grandfather to George W. Bush.
... snip ...

Seditious conspiracy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seditious_conspiracy
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
... snip ...

... aka the 30s effort was "discussed, were planned, and might have placed in execution" met "seditious conspiracy"

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Fascism

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Fascism
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#32 Fascism

note that John Foster Dulles played major role rebuilding Germany economy, industry, military from the 20s up through the early 40s
https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Foster-Dulles-Allen-Secret-ebook/dp/B00BY5QX1K/
loc865-68:
In mid-1931 a consortium of American banks, eager to safeguard their investments in Germany, persuaded the German government to accept a loan of nearly $500 million to prevent default. Foster was their agent. His ties to the German government tightened after Hitler took power at the beginning of 1933 and appointed Foster's old friend Hjalmar Schacht as minister of economics.

loc905-7:
Foster was stunned by his brother's suggestion that Sullivan & Cromwell quit Germany. Many of his clients with interests there, including not just banks but corporations like Standard Oil and General Electric, wished Sullivan & Cromwell to remain active regardless of political conditions.

loc938-40:
At least one other senior partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, Eustace Seligman, was equally disturbed. In October 1939, six weeks after the Nazi invasion of Poland, he took the extraordinary step of sending Foster a formal memorandum disavowing what his old friend was saying about Nazism
... snip ...

From the law of unintended consequences, when US 1943 Strategic Bombing program needed targets in Germany, they got plans and coordinates from wallstreet.

June1940, Germany had a victory celebration at the NYC Waldorf-Astoria with major industrialists. Lots of them were there to hear how to do business with the Nazis
https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Intrepid-Incredible-Narrative-ebook/dp/B00V9QVE5O/
loc1925-29:
One prominent figure at the German victory celebration was Torkild Rieber, of Texaco, whose tankers eluded the British blockade. The company had already been warned, at Roosevelt's instigation, about violations of the Neutrality Law. But Rieber had set up an elaborate scheme for shipping oil and petroleum products through neutral ports in South America.
... snip ...

Later somewhat replay of the 1940 celebration, there was conference of 5000 industrialists and corporations from across the US at the Waldorf-Astoria, and in part because they had gotten such a bad reputation for the depression and supporting Nazis, as part of attempting to refurbish their horribly corrupt and venal image, they approved a major propaganda campaign to equate Capitalism with Christianity.
https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-God-Corporate-ebook/dp/B00PWX7R56/
part of the result by the early 50s was adding "under god" to the pledge of allegiance. slightly cleaned up version
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance

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Fascism

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Fascism
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#32 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#33 Fascism

The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/172004
The truth, then, is that Long and Coughlin, together with the influential Communist Party and other leftist organizations, helped save the New Deal from becoming genuinely fascist, from devolving into the dictatorial rule of big business. The pressures towards fascism remained, as reactionary sectors of business began to have significant victories against the Second New Deal starting in the late 1930s. But the genuine power that organized labor had achieved by then kept the U.S. from sliding into all-out fascism (in the Marxist sense) in the following decades.
... snip ...

aka "Coming of America Fascism" shows countered the "New Deal" becoming fascist ... which had been the objective of the capitalists ... and possibly contributed to forcing them further into the Nazi/fascist camp.

... note: Communist Soviet Union and Fascist Nazi Germany supposedly having theoretical different political philosophies at extreme opposite ends of left/right political spectrum... were in fact both strict authoritarian/totalitarian regimes requiring loyalty/fealty pledge to the leader ... not dissimilar to current US regime.

communist, fascist, authoritarian, totalitarian posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#36 Is America A Christian Nation?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#94 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#150 How Trump Lost an Evangelical Stalwart
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#158 Goliath
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#0 The modern education system was designed to teach future factory workers to be "punctual, docile, and sober"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#6 Onward, Christian fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#24 Promtheus' Fire: Climate Change in the Time of Willful Ignorance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#30 Trump and Republican Party Racism

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Washington DC Rioting

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Washington DC Rioting
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
(5Jan2021) National Guard to be deployed as Washington braces for Trump march. DC mayor requests reinforcements amid fears protests for US president could turn violent
https://www.ft.com/content/3daa0ce1-a7d9-4072-8d22-a132e7559c29
The National Guard will be deployed on the streets of Washington DC this week as the city braces for potentially violent clashes when supporters of Donald Trump descend on the US capital to protest against the outcome of the November presidential election.
... snip ...

... request was made earlier in the week to have national guard deployed well before rioters took the capital ... who is responsible for obstructing that deployment???

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IBM HA/CMP Product

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM HA/CMP Product
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
We did HA/CMP product ... started out HA/6000 (originally for NYTimes to move their newspaper system, ATEX, off VAX/cluster to RS/6000) but I renamed to HA/CMP after started doing technical/scientific cluster scaleup with national labs and commercial cluster scaleup with RDBMS vendors (part of HA/CMP I did was vax/cluster API to simplify move). A few months after cluster scaleup was transferred, announced as IBM supercomputer (for technical/scientific *ONLY*) and we were told we couldn't work on anything with more than four processors ... we leave IBM (part of transfer motivation was likely mainframe DB2 complaining about it would be years ahead of them)

trivia: Late 70s/early 80s, worked with Jim Gray on System/R ... original SQL/relational implementation

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp
System/R posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#systemr

The original/first magstripe stored-value/merchant/gift card implementation was done with "HA" Sun Cluster (branded cards for merchants, gas company stations, including Shell corporation, others). At one point, the Sun Cluster Oracle database was corrupted ... because of an hardware maint. problem. They had to restore all accounts to their original balances (and absorb the revenue losses). I was brought in to be part of the failure evaluation team. The first meeting started out with SUN VP responsible for Sun Cluster giving opening talk that was nearly word-for-word same as marketing talk I had created for HA/CMP.

posts mentioning mag-stripe stored-value, merchant, gift cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay9.htm#risks credit card & gift card fraud (from today's comp.risks)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay9.htm#skim High-tech Thieves Snatch Data From ATMs (including PINs)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay10.htm#3 High-tech Thieves Snatch Data From ATMs (including PINs)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aepay10.htm#6 credit card & gift card fraud (from today's comp.risks)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm6.htm#digcash IP: Re: Why we don't use digital cash
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm6.htm#terror12 [FYI] Did Encryption Empower These Terrorists?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm6.htm#pcards2 The end of P-Cards? (addenda)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm7.htm#idcard2 AGAINST ID CARDS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm10.htm#risks credit card & gift card fraud (from today's comp.risks)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm10.htm#tamper Limitations of limitations on RE/tampering (was: Re: biometrics)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm10.htm#anonpay Crypto Winter (Re: Looking back ten years: Another Cypherpunks failure)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm20.htm#22 ID "theft" -- so what?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm22.htm#10 thoughts on one time pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm22.htm#11 thoughts on one time pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm22.htm#12 thoughts on one time pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/aadsm28.htm#1 2008: The year of hack the vote?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002d.html#16 Mainframers: Take back the light (spotlight, that is)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002d.html#41 Why?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002f.html#10 Least folklorish period in computing (was Re: IBM Mainframe at home)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002m.html#36 (OT) acceptance of technology, was: Convenient and secure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004h.html#2 Adventure game (was:PL/? History (was Hercules))
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006i.html#14 Value of an old IBM PS/2 CL57 SX Laptop
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#5 Securing financial transactions a high priority for 2007
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007k.html#12 IBM Unionization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007r.html#29 The new urgency to fix online privacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007r.html#72 Translation of IBM Basic Assembler to C?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007u.html#76 folklore indeed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#90 Toyota Sales for 2007 May Surpass GM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#91 Toyota Sales for 2007 May Surpass GM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008d.html#5 Toyota Sales for 2007 May Surpass GM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008d.html#7 Toyota Sales for 2007 May Surpass GM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#75 Is SUN going to become x86'ed ??
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009f.html#57 Data masking/data disguise Primer 1) WHY
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009f.html#67 Just posted third article about toxic assets in a series on the current financial crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009j.html#41 How can we stop Credit card FRAUD?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#27 New Gift Card Laws Also Benefit Terrorists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#15 security and online banking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#92 Why do most websites use HTTPS only while logging you in...and not for the entire session?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#28 taking down the machine - z9 series
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#13 Is the ATM still the banking industry's single greatest innovation?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#9 On Scope Scrinkage in PCI DSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#36 Internal Fraud and Dollar Losses
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#78 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#51 Telephones--private networks, Independent companies?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#47 Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking IBM mainframes, stealing money
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#38 regulation,bridges,streams
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#20 Steve B sees what investors think
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#69 Why is the US a decade behind Europe on 'chip and pin' cards?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#33 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#42 Sale receipt--obligatory?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#45 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#47 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#49 LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fraud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#7 Credit card fraud solution coming to America...finally
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#58 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#27 Equifax executives out after massive hack
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#119 What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#16 mainframe hacking "success stories"?

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IBM HA/CMP Product

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM HA/CMP Product
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#36 IBM HA/CMP Product

other trivia: one of my first contracts after leaving IBM was from the IBM Los Gatos VLSI tools group to port their physical layout app (50,000 pascal statement) to SUN. It was during period of IBM major downturn and rapidly unloading all sorts of real estate and other stuff. VLSI design tools (and many people) were going to major industry vendor ... but their major customers used SUN ... so all those tools had to (also) run on SUN. I don't think SUN Pascal had ever been used for other than computer programming classes, complicated by SUN had outsourced Pascal support to organization on the opposite of the world (12? time zones away, there has been joke about things not being rocket science, these were rocket scientists, including person responsible for space station). In retrospect, it would have been easier to have recoded it in C-language rather than SUN Pascal post.

past posts mentioning SUN Pascal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004c.html#25 More complex operations now a better choice?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#51 [Poll] Computing favorities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#24 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#43 The most important invention from every state

IBM Los Gatos VLSI tools group had used MetaWare TWS for implementing various languaes, including Pascal ... which then evolved into IBM Pascal language product

reference to Metaware TWS user manual
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004d.html#71 What terminology reflects the "first" computer language ?
other references to Metaware &/or TWS:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000e.html#20 Is Al Gore The Father of the Internet?^
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002n.html#66 Mainframe Spreadsheets - 1980's History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002q.html#19 Beyond 8+3
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003h.html#52 Question about Unix "heritage"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004f.html#42 Infiniband - practicalities for small clusters
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004n.html#30 First single chip 32-bit microprocessor
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004q.html#35 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004q.html#38 CAS and LL/SC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004q.html#39 CAS and LL/SC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004q.html#61 will there every be another commerically signficant new ISA?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005b.html#14 something like a CTC on a PC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#0 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#1 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005s.html#33 Power5 and Cell, new issue of IBM Journal of R&D
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006b.html#8 Free to good home: IBM RT UNIX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007j.html#14 Newbie question on table design
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007m.html#58 Is Parallel Programming Just Too Hard?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008j.html#77 CLIs and GUIs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009e.html#11 Lack of bit field instructions in x86 instruction set because of ?patents ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#36 Old-school programming techniques you probably don't miss
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#11 Microprocessors with Definable MIcrocode
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#29 search engine history, was Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#28 someone smarter than Dave Cutler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#54 PL/I vs. Pascal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#69 Making Z/OS easier - Effectively replacing JCL with Unix like commands
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#32 computer bootlaces
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#20 Mainframes Warming Up to the Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#89 Can anybody give me a clear idea about Cloud Computing in MAINFRAME ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#21 The simplest High Level Language
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#59 Teletypewriter Model 33
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#36 Quote on Slashdot.org
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#51 [Poll] Computing favorities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#52 [Poll] Computing favorities
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#62 Which Books Can You Recommend For Learning Computer Programming?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#24 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#94 Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#43 The most important invention from every state
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#18 The Windows 95 chime was created on a Mac
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#41 CMS style XMITMSG for Unix and other platforms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#31 MMIX meltdown
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#63 EBCDIC Bad History

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IBM HA/CMP Product

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM HA/CMP Product
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#36 IBM HA/CMP Product
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#37 IBM HA/CMP Product

other pascal trivia: pascal was used to implement the original mainframe tcp/ip. The communication group fought it being shipped to customers, but when they lost, they switched and claimed that since the communication group had corporate strategic ownership of everything that cross datacenter walls, the product had to ship through them. What shipped got 44kbytes/sec throughput using nearly whole 3090 processor.

I then added RFC1044 support and in some tuning tests at Cray Research between (IBM) 4341 and Cray, it got sustained channel throughput using only modest amount of 4341 processor (something like 500 times improvement in bytes moved per instruction executed)

1044 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#1044

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IBM Tech

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Tech
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
IBM ACS
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/acs.html Amdhal ACS/360
... shutdown after IBM was afraid that it would advance computer state of art too fast and IBM would loose control of the market, Amdahl then leaves and starts his own company (at the bottom, some of the stuff shows up more than 20yrs later in ES/9000)
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/acs_end.html

Future System disaster in the 70s ... from Ferguson & Morris, "Computer Wars: The Post-IBM World", Time Books, 1993 .... reference to the "Future System" project 1st half of the 70s:
and perhaps most damaging, the old culture under Watson Snr and Jr of free and vigorous debate was replaced with SYNCOPHANCY and MAKE NO WAVES under Opel and Akers. It's claimed that thereafter, IBM lived in the shadow of defeat
...
But because of the heavy investment of face by the top management, F/S took years to kill, although its wrong headedness was obvious from the very outset. "For the first time, during F/S, outspoken criticism became politically dangerous," recalls a former top executive.
... snip ...

... the guy that ran one of the largest customer east coast financial datacenters liked me to stop by and talk technology. Then the branch manager does something that horribly offends the customer and they announce that they are ordering an Amdahl machine (in retaliation; Amdahl had been selling into the science/technology/univ market, but hadn't yet broken the true-blue commercial market and this would be the 1st) ... it would be a single Amdahl machine in their vast sea of IBM systems. I'm asked to go sit onsite at the customer for 6-12months (to help obfuscate why the customer was ordering a Amdahl machine). I talk it over with the customer, he says he wouldn't mind me being there but it won't stop the Amdahl order. I tell IBM I decline the offer. I'm then told that the branch manager is good sailing buddy of IBM CEO and if I don't do this, I can forget promotions, raises, and/or career at IBM. I still decline (it wasn't the first time and wouldn't be the last time, I'm told I have no future at IBM, recently there was "wild duck" discussion in linkedin where I had much more to say, also reference here)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#0 IBM "Wild Ducks"

During FS, internal politics was shutting down 370 efforts (FS was going to completely replace 370) and the lack of new IBM 370 during the FS period is credited with giving clone 370 makers market foothold (i.e. sales&marketing had to seriously fall back on enormous amounts of FUD). After FS imploded, there was mad rush to get "stuff" back into the 370 product pipelines, including kicking off quick&dirty 3033 & 3081 efforts in parallel
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm
The 370 emulator minus the FS microcode was eventually sold in 1980 as as the IBM 3081. The ratio of the amount of circuitry in the 3081 to its performance was significantly worse than other IBM systems of the time; its price/performance ratio wasn't quite so bad because IBM had to cut the price to be competitive. The major competition at the time was from Amdahl Systems -- a company founded by Gene Amdahl, who left IBM shortly before the FS project began, when his plans for the Advanced Computer System (ACS) were killed. The Amdahl machine was indeed superior to the 3081 in price/performance and spectaculary superior in terms of performance compared to the amount of circuitry.]
... cite ...

... trivia, all during the FS period, I continued to work on 360&370 stuff and periodically ridiculed the FS activity.

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

.. original two processor 3081D was slower than the Amdhal single processor, IBM doubled the cache size for two-processor 3081K getting through-put closer to Amdhal single processor (and four processor 3084 closer to Amdhal two processor)

Got asked to do HA/6000, originally for NYTimes to migrate their newspaper system (ATEX) off VAX/cluster to IBM. Then I rename it to HA/CMP when I'm doing technical/scientific cluster scaleup with national labs and commercial cluster scalep with RDBMS. Then end Jan1992, cluster scaleup is transferred, announced as IBM supercomputer (for scientific/technical *ONLY*) and we are told we can't work on anything with more than four processors, a few months later we leave IBM.

ha/cmp post
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

IBM is being re-orged into the "13 baby blues" in preparation for breaking up the company
http://web.archive.org/web/20101120231857/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977353,00.html

we had left but get a call from bowels of Armonk asking if we could help with the breakup of the company. Lots of business units were using MOUs to leverage supplier contracts in other units, which would be in different corporations after the breakup. All these MOUs would be have to be cataloged and turned into their own contracts (before we get started, new CEO is brought in and reverses the breakup). Along the way (before the new CEO) we get email from former coworkers complaining that top executives weren't paying attention to running the business but totally focused on moving expenses from the following year to the current year. We ask our contact in Armonk. He says top executives (470? on executive bonus plan) won't get a bonus for the current year, but the way the bonus plan is written if they can move enough expenses from the following year, nudging it even slightly into the black, they will get a bonus more than twice as large as any previous bonus (aka, getting rewarded for having taken the company into the red).

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National Guard deployment in DC

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: National Guard deployment in DC
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
(5Jan2021) National Guard to be deployed as Washington braces for Trump march. DC mayor requests reinforcements amid fears protests for US president could turn violent
https://www.ft.com/content/3daa0ce1-a7d9-4072-8d22-a132e7559c29
The National Guard will be deployed on the streets of Washington DC this week as the city braces for potentially violent clashes when supporters of Donald Trump descend on the US capital to protest against the outcome of the November presidential election.
... snip ...

... request was made earlier in the week to have national guard deployed well before rioters took the capital ... who is responsible for obstructing that deployment???

Trump Unleashes Mob to Disrupt U.S. Government
https://theintercept.com/2021/01/06/trump-mob-storms-capitol-congress/
Capitol Coup: Trump Responds to Attack by Telling Mob He 'Loves' Them
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-coup-capitol-we-love-you-1110706/
MAGA Insurrection: World Leaders Roundly Condemn Trump
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/world-leaders-react-trump-capitol-siege-assault-democracy-1110709/
In Crazy Banana-Republic Moment, Mob Storms U.S. Capitol, Senate & House. Lawmakers Evacuated. But No Problem, Stocks Are Up
https://wolfstreet.com/2021/01/06/in-crazy-banana-republic-moment-mob-storms-u-s-capitol-senate-house-lawmakers-evacuated-but-no-problem-stocks-are-up/

... current news stories that president repeatedly blocked the planned deployment of the national guard protecting the capital.

President Trump has committed treason
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/president-trump-has-committed-treason/
Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump's Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill. The moves came after critics and even some allies of the social media companies said they had failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/technology/violence-election-capitol-hill-social-media.html

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CADAM & Catia

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: CADAM & Catia
Date: 06 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
I take two semester hr intro to computers/fortran and hired as student programmer implementing 360 version of 1401 MPIO (I get to design & implement my own stand-alone 360 bootable monitor, device drivers, error recovery, interrupt handlers, storage management, scheduling, etc) ... and within a year of the intro class, I'm hired fulltime at the univ responsible for 360 systems (univ. had been sold 360/67 for tss/360 replacing 709/1401 ... but tss/360 never came to production fruition so ran as 360/65 with os/360). Before I graudate, I'm hired fulltime into a small group in the Boeing CFO office to help with the formation of Boeing Computer Services (consolidate all dataprocessing into independent business unit to better monetize the investment). I think just Renton datacenter is possibly largest in the world, something like $200M-$300M in IBM gear, 360/65s were arriving faster than they could be installed, boxes constantly being staged in the hallways around the datacenter). CFO has small datacenter in hdqtrs off Boeing field with 360/30 for payroll. They expand that datacenter for 360/67 for me to play with. Then when I graduate, I join the IBM cambridge science center (instead of staying at Boeing).

posts mentioning Cambridge Science Center
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

I would periodically visit several relatives in Seattle area and periodically stop by BCS. In the 80s, they complained that IBM convinced them to use Catia and when they reported problems, the problems were sent to the IBM CATIA group in STL ... which just forward the problems to Dassault ... and Dassault appeared to be playing favorites with Airbus. After leaving IBM in the 90s and stopping by BCS they went into more details about Dassault issues. They asked if I could help reverse engineer the Catia file format so they could implement some of their own specific applications (that they weren't able to get out of Dassault).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CATIA#History
CATIA started as an in-house development in 1977 by French aircraft manufacturer Avions Marcel Dassault to provide 3D surface modeling and NC functions for the CADAM software they used at that time[4] to develop the Mirage fighter jet. Initially named CATI (conception assistee tridimensionnelle interactive - French for interactive aided three-dimensional design ), it was renamed CATIA in 1981 when Dassault created the subsidiary Dassault Systemes to develop and sell the software, under the management of its first CEO, Francis Bernard. Dassault Systemes signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with IBM,[5] that was also selling CADAM for Lockheed since 1978. Version 1 was released in 1982 as an add-on for CADAM.

During the eighties CATIA saw wider adoption in the aviation and military industries with users such as Boeing and General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp..[6][7][8]

Dassault Systemes purchased CADAM from IBM in 1992, and the next year CATIA CADAM was released. During the nineties CATIA was ported first in 1996 from one to four Unix operating systems, and was an entirely rewritten for version v.5 in 1998 to support Windows NT.[9] In the years prior to 2000, this caused problems of incompatibility between versions that led to v.6.1B in additional costs due to project delays in production of the Airbus A380.[10]

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re: IBM selling CADAM to them in 1992 ... was not that long before IBM unloading VLSI tools to industry vendors ... however their major customers used SUNs and all the apps had to run on SUNs. One of my first contracts after leaving IBM was with the IBM Los Gatos VLSI tools group to port a 50,000 statement pascal program to SUN. 1) I don't think their Pascal had been used for anything other than class room instruction and 2) they outsourced pascal support to group on the other side of the world (jokes about rocket science, many were rocket scientists, including person responsible for space station). In retrospect it would have been easier to have recoded in C.

Posts mentioning porting IBM Los Gatos VLSI pascal program to SUN
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004k.html#34 August 23, 1957
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#19 Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats for 2009, will they cause creation of highly-secure Corporate-wide Intranets?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#54 PL/I vs. Pascal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#27 "Best" versus "worst" programming language you've used?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#21 The simplest High Level Language
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#71 New HD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013c.html#53 What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#36 Quote on Slashdot.org
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#43 The most important invention from every state
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#37 IBM HA/CMP Product

a fer more recent posts mentioning MPIO:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#86 OS/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#104 OS/360 PCP JCL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#51 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#75 CP67 & EMAIL history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#14 The PDP11 and subsequent influences
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#19 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS

a few more recent boeing computer services posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#28 1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#55 Now Hear This--Prepare For The "To Be Or To Do" Moment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#28 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#25 OFF TOPIC: Spring Break, 1947
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#97 George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9--and it was awful
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#22 Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#16 IBM Z and cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#79 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#54 IBM bureaucracy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#60 IBM 360/67
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#151 OT: Boeing to temporarily halt manufacturing of 737 MAX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#153 At Boeing, C.E.O.'s Stumbles Deepen a Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#10 "This Plane Was Designed By Clowns, Who Are Supervised By Monkeys"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#29 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS

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IBM Rusty Bucket

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Rusty Bucket
Date: 07 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Later in the 90s after leaving IBM, we were doing lots of work in the DC area ... some periods we lived in the suites (on Democracy, Marriott hdqtrs) more than home ... they got to think we were Marriott employees (from Utah). We would stop by and see friend at Rusty Bucket that was TA to FSD Pres (1st shift), but was spending 2nd shift writing ADA code for latest FAA project (when we were doing HA/CMP, before leaving IBM, had been asked in for review of the project, there was fundamental design flaw which continued to plague the whole project). One of the projects, were working with company/people (out on Dulles access road) formed by people that had done the original IBM FAA project (more recently had redone FAA ATC implementation that was being sold outside US).
https://www.amazon.com/Brawl-IBM-1964-Joseph-Fox/dp/1456525514/
Two mid air collisions 1956 and 1960 make this FAA procurement special. The computer selected will be in the critical loop of making sure that there are no more mid-air collisions. Many in IBM want to not bid. A marketing manager with but 7 years in IBM and less than one year as a manager is the proposal manager. IBM is in midstep in coming up with the new line of computers - the 360. Chaos sucks into the fray many executives- especially the next chairman, and also the IBM president. A fire house in Poughkeepsie N Y is home to the technical and marketing team for 60 very cold and long days. Finance and legal get into the fray after that.

Joe Fox had a 44 year career in the computer business- and was a vice president in charge of 5000 people for 7 years in the federal division of IBM. He then spent 21 years as founder and chairman of a software corporation. He started the 3 person company in the Washington D. C. area. He took it public as Template Software in 1995, and sold it and retired in 1999. With 34 years of management, his enumeration and depiction of the talents and traits that are to be recognized and rewarded at all levels of management merit perusal - and even study. He is also the author of Software and its Development published by Prentice Hall in 1982, and two paperbacks, What If in 1979 and Trapped in the Organization in 1980, both published by Price Stern Sloan. His software book was translated into Russian, and his Executive Qualities was translated into Spanish. Joe Fox grew up in Brooklyn N.Y., graduated from St. John's University in Queens, N.Y. with a degree in Mathematics, and joined IBM in 1956. Twenty years later, still in IBM, he had his book Executive Qualities published by Addison Wesley in 1976. IBM, not mentioned nor identified in the book, did not see it before publication. IBM was not identified as the venue for the management ideas and concepts. After 9 printings, the publisher discontinued the book, but it still sells in book form on the Amazon used book service. Mr. Fox frequently presented the traits, talents, trials and tribulations detailed in his Executive Qualities book several times at IBM's Sands Point executive month-long training, and at CIA management meetings in Langley, Virginia. Mr. Fox chaired several committees for DOD during his career.

... snip ...

was at the suites having coffee downstairs and about to hit the road when the news carried there was shooter on beltway/270.

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garliic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

FAA/ATC posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001h.html#15 IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001h.html#17 IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001h.html#71 IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001i.html#2 Most complex instructions (was Re: IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001i.html#3 Most complex instructions (was Re: IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001i.html#14 IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001i.html#15 IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#2 Computers in Science Fiction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#16 Why are Mainframe Computers really still in use at all?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004e.html#5 A POX on you, Dennis Ritchie!!!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004l.html#49 "Perfect" or "Provable" security both crypto and non-crypto?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005c.html#17 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006u.html#24 When did computers start being EVIL???
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007d.html#52 CMS (PC Operating Systems)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007e.html#52 US Air computers delay psgrs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007i.html#14 when was MMU virtualization first considered practical?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#25 Crypto Craft Knowledge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#55 Hercules; more information requested
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#47 Is C close to the machine?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#60 LPARs: More or Less?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#73 Speed of Old Hard Disks - adcons
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#57 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011f.html#56 Drum Memory with small Core Memory?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#42 Simulated PDP-11 Blinkenlight front panel for SimH
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#21 A bit of IBM System 360 nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#76 A Little More on the Computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#99 IBM architecture, was Fifty Years of nitpicking definitions, was BASIC,theProgrammingLanguageT
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#108 PDP-11 architecture, was There Is Still Hope
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#33 Univac 90 series info posted on bitsavers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#100 The (broken) economics of OSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#73 The Brawl in IBM 1964
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#88 IBM 9020 FAA/ATC Systems from 1960's
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#44 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#121 Virtualization

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Dialup Online Banking

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Dialup Online Banking
Date: 08 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
... two of the Oracle people that we had worked with on IBM HA/CMP commercial cluster scaleup (planning to have 128-way shipping by ye1992) were then at small client/server startup responsible for something called "commerce server" and we were called in as consultants because they wanted to do payment transactions on the server (we had left IBM a few months after cluster scaleup had been transferred, announced as IBM supercomputer and we were told that we couldn't work on anything with more than four processors), the startup had also invented this technology called "SSL" they wanted to use, the result is now frequently called electronic commerce. I had absolute authority over everthing between the servers and payment gateways (to banking networks), but could only make recommentations on the browser/server side, some of which were almost immediately violated ... continue to account for some number of exloits.

payment network gateway posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#payment

somewhat because of the involvement in doing "electronic commerce", was then involved in lots of financial and banking standards and other events. Financial conferences in the mid-90s there were numerous presentations about major justification for moving the PC-based dial-up online banking to the internet ... typical presentation claimed that the online banking service had accumulated something like sixty different serial-port modem device drivers ... which significantly drove up customer support costs ... moving to the internet effectively offloading all those costs on the internet service providers.

on the other hand the cash management/commercial dial-up online banking services were claiming that they would *never* move to the internet because of the enormous number of vulnerabilities ... note they eventually did move to the internet ... but most started out claiming that companies/users needing a dedicated PC that was *never* used for anything other than commerical online banking. However, over the years, there have been lots of legal actions when there is online banking exploit on the commercial side, whether or not the financial institution is responsible.

Later I was doing some work for major financial services outsouring company that was in a 50/50 deal with microsoft to do a (consumer) online banking service (that client banks could logo & offer). Microsoft started out wanting to use NT platform for the service. I did the speeds&feeds calculation and showed NT platform wouldn't handle the load. The Microsoft people then elected me to do the presentation to Microsoft CEO (and that it would be necessary to use SUN platform). A couple days before I was suppose to make the presentation ... I got a message that other Microsoft executives had decided that the service would limit client signups to load that could be handled by NT (which hopefully would be improved over time), and I wouldn't have to make a presentation to the CEO.

ha/cmp posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp
dialup banking posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#dialup-banking

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American Fascism

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: American Fascism
Date: 08 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Senior Trump Official: We Were Wrong, He's a 'Fascist'
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/capitol-riot-senior-trump-official-calls-him-a-fascist.html
The American Abyss. A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/magazine/trump-coup.html
Frontal attack on the State: Fascist March on Rome Revisited Almost a Century Later 1922-2021
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/frontal-attack-on-the-state-fascist-march-on-rome-revisited-almost-a-century-later-1922-2021/

... note communist Soviet Union and fascist Nazi Germany were supposedly at the opposite ends of the far right/left political spectrum ... however they both were rigid authoritarian/totalitarian regimes, both requiring loyalty/fealty pledges to the leader ... much like our current regime.

How Republican senators are explaining their years of previous fealty to Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/08/how-republican-senators-explaining-their-years-previous-fealty-trump
The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism. The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-effect-new-study-connects-white-american-intolerance-support-authoritarianism-ncna877886
New research explores authoritarian mind-set of Trump's core supporters. Data reveal high levels of anti-democratic beliefs among many of the president's backers, who stand to be a potent voting bloc for years to come
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/12/trump-voter-authoritarian-research/

In secretly recorded audio, President Trump's sister says he has "no principles" and "you can't trust him"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/maryanne-trump-barry-secret-recordings/2020/08/22/30d457f4-e334-11ea-ade1-28daf1a5e919_story.html
Trump's Sister in Secret Audio Recording: 'He Has No Principles'. "It's the phoniness and this cruelty. Donald is cruel," Maryanne Trump Barry says in the newly released audio, recorded by the president's niece Mary Trump.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-sister-maryanne-trump-barry-in-secret-audio-recording-he-has-no-principles?source=articles&via=rss
Trump's sister says president 'has no principles', lies in secretly recorded audio: report
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/513255-trumps-sister-says-president-has-no-principles-lies-in-secretly
Trump's sister assailed him for 'lying,' 'phoniness,' 'cruelty,' and having 'no principles,' secretly recorded audio reveals
https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-sister-maryanne-trump-barry-secret-audio-2020-8
'He has no principles. None,' Trump's sister, a retired federal judge, tells niece in recorded interview
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/he-has-no-principles-none-trumps-sister-a-retired-federal-judge-tells-niece-in-recorded-interview/ar-BB18gyBg?li=BBnbfcL
Donald Trump's sister says he has 'no principles', 'you can't trust him' and has been 'lying' throughout his presidency, reveals secret audio recorded by president's niece
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8654973/Donald-Trumps-sister-says-no-principles-trust-him.html
Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, slammed the president in secret recordings, obtained by the Washington Post. She made the shocking comments back in 2018 to estranged niece Mary Trump who secretly recorded the conversation with her aunt. Maryanne blasted her brother for his 'phoniness' and called him 'cruel' over his controversial migrant policies. She also dismissed Trump's intelligence saying 'he doesn't read' and said he did 'accomplish [his five bankruptcies] all by his self'. She also doubled down on claims the president paid someone to take his SATs.
... snip ...

past fascist posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#17 Family of Secrets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#36 Is America A Christian Nation?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#75 The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#76 The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#77 Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to Afghanistan
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#78 Bretton Woods Institutions: Enforcers, Not Saviours?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#83 Why The Dollar Rules The World - And Why Its Reign Could End
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#94 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#98 How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#16 Before the First Shots Are Fired
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#23 Radical Muslim
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#30 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#41 Corporations Are People
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#42 Corporations Are People
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#43 Corporations Are People
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#49 Economic Mess and Regulations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#57 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#63 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#64 Capitalism as we know it is dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#85 Just and Unjust Wars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#91 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#96 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#106 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#107 The Great Scandal: Christianity's Role in the Rise of the Nazis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#112 When The Bankers Plotted To Overthrow FDR
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#125 'Deep, Dark Conspiracy Theories' Hound Some Civil Servants In Trump Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#143 "Undeniable Evidence": Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#145 The Plots Against the President
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#161 Fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#0 The modern education system was designed to teach future factory workers to be "punctual, docile, and sober"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#6 Onward, Christian fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#14 Book on monopoly (IBM)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#16 Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Loathed Lean?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#22 The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#24 Promtheus' Fire: Climate Change in the Time of Willful Ignorance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#30 Trump and Republican Party Racism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#32 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#33 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#34 Fascism

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Boyd, OODA-loop and Agile Business

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Boyd, OODA-loop and Agile Business
Date: 09 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Late 70s and early 80s, I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s). Part of it was referred to as "Tandemo Memos" ... early IBMJargon
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... snip ... ... later versions removed the datamation reference.

I little later I was introduced to John Boyd and would sponsor his briefings at IBM. The 1st time, I tried to do it through IBM employee education and at first they agreed, but as I provided more information about prevailing in competitive situations, they changed their mind and suggested that I restrict the audience to senior members of competitive analysis departments. They said that IBM spends a large amount of money training managers and how to handle employees and exposing general employees to Boyd would not be in the best interest of the company. First briefing was in large research auditorium, open to all.

Note: late 80s, commandant of the marine corps leverages Boyd for a make-over of the corps ... at a time when IBM was (also) in desperate need of major makeover. Even after he passes, we've continued to have sessions at Marine Corps Univ.

Boyd was fighter pilot instructor at Nellis and authored the training manual ("Aerial Attack Study") that came to be used by nearly every country in the world, even our adversories.
https://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/updated-version-of-boyds-aerial-attack-study/

He then invented E/M Theory and uses it to redo the original F15 design, cutting weight nearly in half. Then responsible for YF16 and YF17 which becomes F16 and F18
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy-Maneuverability_theory

Also responsible for OODA-loop (references to OODA-loop shows up in many Agile business processes)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OODA_loop

Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

recent OODA-loop refs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#43 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#44 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#45 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#46 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#0 IBM "Wild Ducks"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#8 IBM CEOs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#21 ESG Drives a Stake Through Friedman's Legacy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#23 Best of Mankiw: Errors and Tangles in the World's Best-Selling Economics Textbooks

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Barbarians Sacked The Capital

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Barbarians Sacked The Capital
Date: 10 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Barbarians Sacked The Capital

The Capitol mob desecrated a historical workplace -- and left behind some disturbing artifacts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-capitol-mob-desecrated-a-historical-workplace--and-left-behind-some-disturbing-artifacts/2021/01/08/e67b3c88-51d1-11eb-83e3-322644d82356_story.html
Months ahead of Capitol riot, DHS threat assessment group was gutted
https://abcnews.go.com/US/months-ahead-capitol-riot-dhs-threat-assessment-group/story?id=75155673
Now it's sinking in: Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot was even more violent than it first appeared
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/media/reliable-sources-january-8/index.html
Feds say police found a pickup truck full of bombs and guns near Capitol insurrection as wide-ranging investigation unfurls
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/us-capitol-riots-arrest-pelosi-desk/index.html
It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse. And the threat to the U.S. government hasn't passed.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/trump-rioters-wanted-more-violence-worse/617614/
Must-see new video shows Capitol riot was way worse than we thought. Chris Hayes: "It is entirely possible that there were people in that crowd, looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the political class that the President, and people like Mo Brooks, and even to a certain extent Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, have told them have betrayed them."
https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/chris-99178053752
New Capitol Riot Footage Reveals an Even Darker Side of the MAGA Mob
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/chris-hayes-capitol-riots-new-footage-1112195/
Extremists intensify calls for violence ahead of Inauguration Day
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/online-extremism-inauguration-capitol-invs/index.html

Pre-Nazi Germany tells us the fight to save American democracy is just beginning
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/09/pre-nazi-germany-tells-us-fight-save-american-democracy-is-just-beginning/
The American Abyss. A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/magazine/trump-coup.html
Republicans Confront the Consequences of Their Doomsday Rhetoric. The Capitol riot showed how the ominous tenor of contemporary GOP messaging could be fueling white conservatives' extremism.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/capitol-riot-and-white-conservatives-extremism/617615/

recent posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#24 Trump Tells Georgia Official to Steal Election in Recorded Call
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#27 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#28 We must stop calling Trump's enablers 'conservative.' They are the radical right
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#29 How the Republican Party Went Feral. Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#30 Trump and Republican Party Racism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#32 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#33 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#34 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#35 Washington DC Rioting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#40 National Guard deployment in DC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism

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Barbarians Sacked The Capital

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Barbarians Sacked The Capital
Date: 10 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital

Amazon Is Booting Parler Off Of Its Web Hosting Service. Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/amazon-parler-aws
People on Parler used the social network to stoke fear, spread hate, and coordinate the insurrection at the Capitol building on Wednesday. The app has recently been overrun with death threats, celebrations of violence, and posts encouraging "Patriots" to march on Washington, DC with weapons on January 19, the day before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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IBM Quota

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Quota
Date: 10 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
within year of taking intro to computers/fortran, univ. hires me fulltime to be responsible for the ibm mainframe production systems. then before I graduate, I'm hired fulltime into a small group in the Boeing CFO office to help with the creating of Boeing Computer Services (consolidate all dataprocessing into independent business unit to better monetize the investment, including offering services to non-Boeing entities). 747#3 was flying skies of Seattle getting FAA flt. certification and IBM 360/65s were arriving at the Renton datacenter faster than they could be installed (boxes constantly staged in the halls around the machine room). I thot Renton was possibly largest datacenter in the world (something like $200M-$300M in IBM 360s, 1960s $$$). Boeing also had a disaster/recovery plan to replicate Renton up at the new 747 plant at Paine Field in Everett ... there was an issue if Mt. Rainier heated up, the resulting mud slide could take out the Renton datacenter. The business claim was that being w/o the Renton datacenter for a week would cost Boeing more than the cost of the Renton datacenter. When I graduate I join IBM cambridge science center instead of staying at Boeing.

Both the Boeing and IBM marketing people tell tale about prior IBM marketing rep. On the 360 announcement day, Boeing gives the rep an order (who barely knows what a 360 is) ... on commission, he is highest paid IBM employee that year. The next year, IBM changes from commissions to quota ... by end of January the rep has made 100% quota (on another Boeing order) and his quota is adjusted ... he leaves IBM.

previous posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012g.html#0 Top IBM Salespeople Are Leaving In Droves, Say Those Who Have Quit

other trivia: I was introduced to John Boyd in the early 80s and use to sponsor his briefings at IBM. One of his stories was abut being very vocal about electronics across the trail not working. Possibly as punishment he is put in command of "spook base" (about the time I'm at boeing). His biographies are that "spook base" was $2.5B "windfall" for IBM (ten times Rentom). Past discussion in IBM Retires about "spook base", IBM carefully controlled the quotas for marketing reps over there ... because they didn't want to highlight war profiteering

a couple spook base URls
http://web.archive.org/web/20030212092342/http://home.att.net/~c.jeppeson/igloo_white.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Igloo_White
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IBM Quota

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Quota
Date: 10 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#48 IBM Quota

When Big Blue Went to War: A History of the IBM Corporation's Mission in Southeast Asia During the Vietnam War
https://www.amazon.com/When-Big-Blue-Went-War-ebook/dp/B07923TFH5/
loc192-99:
We four marketing reps, Mike, Dave, Jeff and me, in Honolulu (1240 Ala Moana Boulevard) qualified for IBM's prestigious 100 Percent Club during this period but our attainment was carefully engineered by mainland management so that we did not achieve much more than the required 100% of assigned sales quota and did not receive much in sales commissions. At the 1968 100 Percent Club recognition event at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, the four of us Hawaiian Reps sat in the audience and irritably watched as eight other "best of the best" IBM commercial marketing representatives from all over the United States receive recognition awards and big bonus money on stage. The combined sales achievement of the eight winners was considerably less than what we four had worked hard to achieve in the one small Honolulu branch office. Clearly, IBM was not interested in hearing accusations of war profiteering and they maintained that posture throughout the years of the company's wartime involvement.
... snip ...

Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

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does anyone recall any details about MVS/XA?

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn@garlic.com>
Subject: Re: does anyone recall any details about MVS/XA?
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.ibm-main
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 10:37:21 -1000
smetz3@GMU.EDU (Seymour J Metz) writes:
I never saw it, but after XA the only upgrades to the address size that made any sense were 63 and 64 bit. Maybe he was thinking of the S/38 or AS/400, but that was a totally different architecture.

IBM 801/risc ROMP (PC/RT) claimed 28+12 = 40bits ... addressing was 32 bits but high four bits addressed one of sixteen 12bit segment register ... so 28bits plus the 12bits in the associated segment register (aka inverted virtual memory tables). 801/risc claimed hardware was aggresively simplified (including no protection domains) 40bit justified because applications could load address segment register as easily as it could load any other register (for address) ... compensated by sophisticated PL.8 language/compiler (which would only generate "correct" programs) and CP.r (operating system) that would only load&execute corred programs.

The 801/risc segment registers could be considered slightly analogous to the XA "access registers" ... that pointed to different virtual memory tables ... allowing concurrent acess to multiple address spaces.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_register
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5387503

ROMP originally was going to be for displaywriter followon but when that got canceled, they decided to retarget to the unix workstation market ... but no more PL.8 and CP.r ... instead "C" and "UNIX" ... and needed hardware protection domains (so applications could no longer change segment register, so contrived reference to 40bits was no longer valid).

Followon to ROMP was RIOS (RS/6000) and they doubled segment register size to 24bits ... and even tho it was unix with protection domains and applications could no longer directly change segment registers ... documents still referred to the (contrived) 28+24=52bit addressing (original 801/risc applications able to treat segment registers just like any other register for forming address).

"America" was RIOS followon for 64bit addressing ... but AS/400 was to use it also and big battle whether it would be 64bits or 65bits (since as/400 wanted the extra bit for mode) ... somewhat akin to original 370/xa being 31bit (with the 32bit not used for addressing).

801/risc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#801

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Sacking the Capital and Honor

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Sacking the Capital and Honor
Date: 10 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
An image from the Capitol captures the distance between who we purport to be and who we have actually been.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/confederates-in-the-capitol/617594/

... after nearly 160yrs, the Confederates (/barbarians) sack the capital.

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within. But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/trump-insurrection-sedition-capitol-coup/

... after nearly 160yrs, the Confederates (/barbarians) sack the capital.

re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#47 Barbarians Sacked The Capital

More armed protests planned for US, state capitals, FBI reportedly warns. An internal FBI bulletin reportedly warns that protesters are organizing more demonstrations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
https://www.cnet.com/news/more-armed-protests-planned-for-us-state-capitals-fbi-reportedly-warns/

Arnold Schwarzenegger links Capitol attack to Nazi Germany in powerful video. In a vid that earned 33 million views in a day and drew a response from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the actor and former California governor draws on his own past in post-World War II Austria.
https://www.cnet.com/news/in-powerful-video-arnold-schwarzenegger-links-capitol-attack-to-nazi-germany/

... note communist Soviet Union and fascist Nazi Germany were supposedly at the opposite ends of the far right/left political spectrum ... however they both were rigid authoritarian/totalitarian regimes, both requiring loyalty/fealty pledges to the leader ... much like our current regime.

recent posts mentioning loyalty/fealty pledge
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#94 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
https://www.amazon.com/Boyd-Fighter-Pilot-Who-Changed-ebook/dp/B000FA5UEG/
pg281/loc4905-6:
He stalked the office, staring at his underlings, then suddenly walking up to them, sticking a bony finger into their chest, and saying things such as, "If your boss demands loyalty, give him integrity. But if he demands integrity, then give him loyalty."
... snip ...

boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

boyd honor/loyalty refs:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#40 Core characteristics of resilience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016b.html#62 The NSA's back door has given every US secret to our enemies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#20 To Be or To Do
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#34 The Rise of Leninist Personnel Policies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#82 The Sublime: Is it the same for IBM and Special Ops?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#32 The American Empire Is the Sick Man of the 21st Century
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#21 Mitch McConnell has done far more to destroy democratic norms than Donald Trump
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#66 The Forever War Is So Normalized That Opposing It Is "Isolationism"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#38 Trump's Message to U.S. Intelligence Officials: Be Loyal or Leave
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#94 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

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Amdahl Computers

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Amdahl Computers
Date: 10 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
... future system imploded and mad rush to get stuff back into 370 product pipelines ... including kicking of quick&dirty 3033&3081 efforts in parallel ... as mentioned in memo125, 3081 used some warmed over FS technology that had enormous more circuits than equivalent amdahl (and TCM justification likely because trying to cram in all the circuits) ... (amdahl) single processor about the same speed as two processor 3081k (doubled the amount of original 3081d cache to improve throughput) ... dual processor faster than 4-processor 3084.
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

after joining IBM I continued to attend SHARE and visit with (other) customers. Manager of largest(?) east coast financial customer datacenter liked to have me come by and talk technology. At some point the IBM branch manager does something that horribly offends the customer and they announce that they are ordering an Amdahl machine (in retaliation; Amdahl had been selling into the science/technology/univ market, but hadn't yet broken the true-blue commercial market and this would be the 1st) ... it would be a single Amdahl machine in their vast sea of IBM systems. I'm asked to go sit onsite at the customer for 6-12months (to help obfuscate why the customer was ordering a Amdahl machine). I talk it over with the customer, he says he wouldn't mind me being there but it won't stop the Amdahl order. I tell IBM I decline the offer. I'm then told that the branch manager is good sailing buddy of IBM CEO and if I don't do this, I can forget promotions, raises, and/or career at IBM. I still decline (it wasn't the first time and wouldn't be the last time, I'm told I have no future at IBM, recently there was "wild duck" discussion in linkedin where I had much more to say, also reference here)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#0 IBM "Wild Ducks"

In the late 70s and through the 80s, I'm in silicon valley and regularly attendee at monthly user group meetings ... that also saw multiple other tech companies, including Amdahl (hosted by SLAC on sand hill rd). Amdahl people would go into some detail about how IBM POK had been doing whole series of minor microcode changes that would be required by IBM operating systems. Eventually Amdahl responds with hardware "macrocode" mode ... 370-like instructions where they could respond to the IBM microcode changes significantly faster and easier (than IBM could create them). In the very early 80s, Amdahl also uses macrocode to implement hypervisor (basically LPAR, PR/SM ... years before IBM could respond to on the 3090, 1988)

trivia: SLAC VM370 system 1st webserver in the US
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/history/earlyweb/history.shtml
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/history/earlyweb/firstpages.shtml

was at the cambridge science center thru much of the 70s ... on the edge of MIT campus (MIT project MAC on the 5th flr, IBM science center on the 4th flr). Not long after Amdahl corp. is created, Amdahl is giving talk in large MIT auditorium and several of us attend. One of the audience grills Amdahl about his company being essentially fujitsu ... fujitsu funded and fujitsu did the amdahl manufacturing.

Amdahl was also asked about business case for funding. He said that there was so much 360 executable mainframe code, that even if IBM was to completely walk away from 360(370), it would keep him business for 30yrs. Later Amdahl claimed he had no knowledge at all about IBM's "Future System" ... which was going to do exactly that, completely walk away from 360/370

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

a few posts mentiong macrocode
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#74 z millicode: where does it reside?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#93 Irrational desire to author fundamental interfaces
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#102 Question on PR/SM dispatcher
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#3 Is Microsoft becoming folklore?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#58 Was MVS/SE designed to confound Amdahl?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#68 Linear search vs. Binary search
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#27 World's worst programming environment?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#46 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made30yearsagotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#17 Write Inhibit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#20 Write Inhibit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#39 Before the Internet: The golden age of online services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#90 IBM Programmer Aptitude Test
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#10 R.I.P. PDP-10?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#19 DG Nova 1200 as console
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#100 No Internet. No Microsoft Windows. No iPods. This Is What Tech Was Like In 1984
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#161 Slushware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#85 a bit of hope? What was old is new again
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#44 John Titor was right? IBM 5100
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#28 1976 vs. 2016?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#37 IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#46 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#43 learning Unix, was progress in e-mail, such as AOL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#54 Here's a horrifying thought for all you management types
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#30 These Are the Best Companies to Work For in the U.S
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#78 IBM Tumbles After Reporting Worst Revenue In 17 Years As Cloud Hits Air Pocket

a few posts mentioning LPAR and/or PR/SM (and maybe macrocode)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#87 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#37 IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#51 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#63 Zero-copy write on modern motherboards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#70 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#30 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#53 Multics Timeline
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#57 Trump to Seek Spinoff of U.S. Air-Traffic Control From FAA
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#80 Great mainframe history(?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#81 GREAT presentation on the history of the mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#88 GREAT presentation on the history of the mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#10 Encryp-xit: Europe will go all in for crypto backdoors in June
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#25 ARM Cortex A53 64 bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#29 ARM Cortex A53 64 bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#43 The Pentagon still uses computer software from 1958 to manage its contracts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#63 Paging subsystems in the era of bigass memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#83 Mainframe operating systems?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#19 MVT doesn't boot in 16mbytes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#25 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#46 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#48 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#58 A flaw in the design; The Internet's founders saw its promise but didn't foresee users attacking one another
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#82 does linux scatter daemons on multicore CPU?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#50 System/360--detailed engineering description (AFIPS 1964)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#43 learning Unix, was progress in e-mail, such as AOL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#48 64 bit addressing into the future
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#54 Here's a horrifying thought for all you management types
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#73 When Working From Home Doesn't Work
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#16 IBM open sources it's JVM and JIT code
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#38 Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#95 why VM, was thrashing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#97 why VM, was thrashing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#12 thrashing, was Re: A Computer That Never Was: the IBM 7095
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#30 Converting programs to accommodate 8-character userids and prefixes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#65 Intrigued by IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#4 upgrade
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#46 VSE timeline [was: RE: VSAM usage for ancient disk models]
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#93 S/360 addressing, not Honeywell 200
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#97 S/360 addressing, not Honeywell 200
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#104 AW: mainframe distribution
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#81 IBM 138/148 & Forecasting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#1 Service Bureau Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#30 These Are the Best Companies to Work For in the U.S
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#96 The (broken) economics of OSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#31 US Auto Industry
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#75 CP67 & EMAIL history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#78 IBM Tumbles After Reporting Worst Revenue In 17 Years As Cloud Hits Air Pocket
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#33 IBM Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#119 IBM Acronyms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#28 XT/370
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#116 Next Generation Global Prediction System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#39 If Memory Had Been Cheaper
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#42 IBM Rusty Bucket

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Amdahl Computers

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Amdahl Computers
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#52 Amdahl Computers

In the wake of future system implosion (and mad rush to get stuff back into 370 product pipeline), the head of POK manage to convince corporate that vm370 product had to be killed, the development shutdown and all the people transferred to mvx/xa effort in pok ... or otherwise mvs/xa wouldn't ship on schedule (several years in the future) ... the weren't going to tell the people until just before the move ... to minimize the number that could escape. The closure managed to leak early and several escaped to companies in the Boston area (DEC VAX/VMS development was in its infancy and there was joke that the head of POK was one of the largest contributors to DEC VMS).

Endicott eventually managed to save the vm370 product mission, but had to reconstitute a development group from scratch. 1979 Endicott ships 4300s. 4341 was faster than 3031 and much cheaper, and 4341 clusters had higher throughput than 3033, much cheaper, as well as smaller footprint than 3033 and much less environmentals. 4300s were selling into same mid-range market as DEC VAX and in similar numbers in single or small unit orders ... biggest difference was large corporations ordering hundreds 4300s at a time for placing out in departmental areas (4341 clusters in datacenters beat 3033, but with small footprint and little environmentals could be deployed outside datacenters) ... sort of the leading wave of the distributed computing tsunami. In Jan1979, I also got con'ed into doing benchmarks on an engineering 4341 for a national lab that was looking at getting 70 for a compute farm ... sort of the leading wave of the cluster supercomputing tsunami. At one point, POK felt so threatened, it managed to convince corporate to cut in half Endicott's allocation of a critical 4341 manufacturing component.

In any case, early 80s, head of POK was out in silicon valley. In one of the talks he briefed (world-wide sales&marketing support) HONE that VM370 would no longer run on POK machines and everything had to be converted to MVS (trivia: after joining IBM one of my hobbies was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters and HONE was a long time customer, so I almost heard immediately all about it). HONE created such an uproar that POK had to walk back the person's statements. In another silicon valley talk, he said that 4341 was much better machine than DEC VAX and should be selling much better than they were against VAX (obfuscating the fact that POK was working hard to limit 4300 competition with POK machines, and the internal politics limiting 4300 manufacturing).

triva: old post with reference to POK briefings in silicon valley
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001m.html#15
old post with decade of vax sales, sliced&diced by year, model, us/non-us
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002f.html#0

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IBM Quota

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Quota
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#48 IBM Quota
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#49 IBM Quota

After implosion of Future System and mad rush to get stuff back into the 370 product pipelines, POK kicks off quick&dirty 3033&3081 in parallel ... but Endicott kicks off 138/148 and 4300s. I get con'ed into helping Endicott with 138/148 ... for microcode assists. They tell me that they have 6kbytes of microcode space and want to drop the 6kbytes of highest executed operating system's pathlengths into microcode ("ECPS" .. on approx. byte-for-byte basis). Old archived post with initial analysis top 6k bytes of operating system's pathlengths account fo 79.55% of operating system execution.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/94.html#21

Low-end & mid-range 370s were implemented with "vertical" microcode ... basically CISC microprocessors that executed an avg. of ten native instructions for every 370 instruction. Dropping 370 instructions into native "microcode" resulted in nearly a 10:1 speedup.

Well endicott then cons me into going around the world helping present the 138/148 business plan to business planners and forecasters. In world trade, they were starting to feel the pressure from 370 clone makers and said that w/o IBM unique features, there would be zero forecasts and IBM features like ECPS were required. In the US, the regions were claiming that (effectively) there was no competition and newer models would have forecast of some percent more than previous models, regardless of features. Also, in world trade, country forecasts turned into firm manufacturing orders, while in US regions forecasts tended to be based on what ever corporate said was strategic (and manufacturing plants had to "eat" bad forecasts by US regions). World trade forecasters got promoted on accurate the forecasts were, US region forecasters got promoted by conforming to corporate strategic direction (manufacturing plants learned the hard way they had to redo US regional forecasts to accurate numbers rather than the "strategic" numbers).

So what does all of this have to do with quota. Well the local forecasts then flows down to quotas that are given out (since the forecasted machines have to be sold) .. and US regions doing forecasts based on what what corporate said was "strategic" could be badly wrong ... flowing down to the quotas being given out

other trivia: I had also gotten involved with 3033 processor engineers which started out mapping 168-3 logic to 20% faster chips, POK doing "horizontal microcode" machines, characterized by avg. machine cycles per 370 instruction, 168-1 was 2.1cycles/370, microcode improvements for 168-3 got it to 1.6cycles/370, and further improvements got it to one cycle/370 ... helping account for 3033 1.5 times 168-3, not just 20% faster.

other trivia, the POK (ECPS-like) microcode tweaking really starting with 3033, were rarely faster than the 370 code (since machine was doing avg. of one 370 instruction for every machine cycle) and frequently slower (because of issues slipping into & out of microcode mode) ... recent macrocode ref
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#52 Amdahl Computers

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IBM Quota

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Quota
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#48 IBM Quota
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#49 IBM Quota
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#54 IBM Quota

Amdahl single processor machine had higher throughput than two processor 3081, IBM then doubles 3081D cache size for 3081K getting closer to Amdahl single processor machine. four processor 3084 had lower throughtput than Amdahl two processor machine. Some more about how bad 3081/3084 was
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

1980, STL was bursting at the seams, and they were moving 300 people from the IMS group to offsite bldg with dataprocessing back to STL datacenter. They had tried "remote 3270" ... but found the human factors totally unacceptable. I get con'ed into providing "channel extender" support ... allowing local channel attached 3270 controllers to be placed in the offsite bldg (no perceived difference in human factors between offsite bldg and local STL). Then the hardware vendor tried to get IBM to let them release my support. A group in POK that was working with some serial stuff and were afraid that if it was in the market, it would make it harder to get their stuff released ... and get it vetoed.

channel-extender posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#channel.extender

In 1988, I'm asked to help LLNL standardized some serial stuff they are playing with which quickly becomes Fibre Channel Standard (including some stuff I had done in 1980). A decade after POK people get my stuff vetoed, they finally release their stuff in 1990 with ES/9000 as ESCON, when it is already obsolete.

Then some POK people become involved with FCS and define an extremely heavy weight protocol that significantly cuts the native throughput ... which is eventually made available as FICON. Latest benchmark numbers I've found is "peak I/O" throughput benchmark for Z196 that gets 2M IOPS using 104 FICON (running over 104 fibre channel). About the same time a FCS was announced for E5-2600 blade claiming over a million IOPS (two such FCS having higher throughput than 104 FICON running over 104 FCS).

FICON posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#ficon

other triva: my wife had been in the gburg JES group and one of the catchers for ASP to turn into JES3. Then got con'ed into going to POK to be in charge of (mainframe) loosely-coupled architecture (aka cluster) where she did peer-coupled shared data architecture. She didn't remain long because 1) ongoing battles with communication group trying to force her to use VTAM for loosely-coupled 2) little uptake, except for IMS hot-standby until much later with SYSPLEX and Parallel SYSPLEX. She does have a story about discussing it with Vern Watts after work and asked him who he was going to get permission from to do IMS hot-standy ... and he said nobody, he would just do it and not tell them until it was all done.

peer-coupled shared data (loosely-coupled/cluster) architecture posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#shareddata

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IBM Quota

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Quota
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#48 IBM Quota
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#49 IBM Quota
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#54 IBM Quota
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#55 IBM Quota

more escon/FCS trivia: mid-80s, "father" of 801/risc had this idea of disk "wide-head" that read/wrote 16 tracks in parallel (with servo track on either side to follow, 18 tracks total) and wanted me to help him. thin-film heads originally used for 3370 fixed-block disks ... then used for 3380 CKD dasd (although 3380 was really fixed block under the covers which can be seen in #records/track calculations having to round record size up to fixed "cell" size). original 3380 had 20 track spacings between each data track, double density 3380 cut the spacing in half for twice the number of tracks&cylinders, triple density cut the spacing again (for 3times number of tracks&cylinders of the original) ... however all 3mbyte/sec transfer. ESCON was half-duplex ... 17mbyte/sec transfer. However, "wide-head" would be 16*3mbyte or 48mbyte/sec transfer ... 48mbyte/sec wouldn't even work with ESCON ... and couldn't make it work ... until much later when IBM mainframe finally announces FICON (over fiber-channel standard). fibre-channel standard was 100mbyte/sec full-duplex or 200mbyte/sec aggregate (although as z196 peak i/o benchmark showed, FICON protocol significantly reduced the native throughput of fiber channel standard). Even psuedo (3380) CKD DASD hasn't been made for decades, all being simulated on industry standard fixed-block disks.

DASD, ckd, fba, multi-track search, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dasd
FICON posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#ficon
getting to play disk engineering posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

other SYSPLEX/cluster trivia: I've mentioned that we started work on cluster RS/6000 in 1989 ... originally HA/6000 for NYTimes to move their newspaper system (ATEX) off of VAX Cluster to IBM. I renamed it HA/CMP when we started work on technical&scientific cluster scaleup with national labs and commercial cluster scaleup with RDBMS vendors (originally have 16-way clusters mid-1992 and 128-way clusters YE1992). Then around the end of JAN1992, cluster scaleup is transferred, announced as IBM supercomputer (for technical/scientific *ONLY*) and we are told we can't work on anything with more than four processors ... a few months laters, we leave IBM. Part of the issue was mainframe DB2 complaining that we could be years ahead if we were allowed to proceed. Other was HA/CMP was way ahead of mainframe SYSPLEX and Parallel SYSPLEX.

ha/cmp posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

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ES/9000 as POK was being scaled way back

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: ES/9000 as POK was being scaled way back
Date: 12 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
we had left IBM ... but getting email from POK employees with copy of the request Would the last person to leave POK, please turn off the lights. Reminded me of the Seattle billboard in the early 70s (during boeing layoffs) ... Would the last person to leave Seattle, please turn off the lights.

a couple old posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#52 Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#89 The 1970s engineering recession

a few recent posts mentioning ESCON announced with ES/9000
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#18 IBM assembler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#32 Cluster Systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#47 Astronomy topic drift
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#25 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#52 S/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#57 HA/CMP, HA/6000, Harrier/9333, STK Iceberg & Adstar Seastar
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#9 mainframe hacking "success stories"?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#53 IBM NUMBERS BIPOLAR'S DAYS WITH G5 CMOS MAINFRAMES
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#80 IBM: Buying While Apathetaic
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#102 MIPS chart for all IBM hardware model
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#42 If Memory Had Been Cheaper
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#4 3390 CKD Simulation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#55 IBM Quota

oh ... ACS360 in the late 60s was shutdown because IBM thought it might it might advance the state-of-the-art too fast and IBM would loose control of the market ... at the end of the page has ACS360 features that show up more than 20yrs later in ES/9000
https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~mark/acs_end.html

a few recent acs end posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#62 instruction clock speed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#73 Backwards compatibility
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#44 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#45 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#62 IBM 370/195
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#133 IBM system/360 ad
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#39 IBM Tech

Two issues, 1) I've told story numerous times about shutting down ha/cmp (started out as HA/6000) commercial cluster scaleup ... including I was asked to do a section for corporate continuous availability strategy document ... but it got pulled when both Rochester (as/400) and POK (mainframe) complained that they couldn't meet the objectives 2) AIX software group spent a horrendous amount of money putting IBM "value" into unix ... there was story that the OS/2 and AIX groups were merged into the same organization to obfuscate that they would never be able to recover the money spent on AIX "enhancements", based on market for what could be charged for unix software (but it gets obfuscated if you combine total AIX & OS2 costs against total AIX & OS2 revenue).

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp

The 1st time I saw this was after 23Jun1969 unbundling announcement and starting to charge for software (and other things). JES2 was looking at releasing NJE (came from HASP code originally from customer that had placed "TUCC" in col68-71 of all the cards) ... IBM was required that forecasted sales time amount charge had to cover original development plus ongoing support. Turns out given IBM mainstream software organizations, there was no possible software charge that met the requirement (IBM typically did low, medium, and high price times the related forecast ... among other things looking at price sensitivity). Coworker at IBM science center had done vm370 networking ... and equivalent forecast for VNET/RSCS basically met criteria just with a charge that covered generating and mailing the distribution tape ... however, in part because head of POK was convincing corporate to kill off VM370 product (and move all the people to MVS/XA group), announcing VNET/RSCS would never be approved. Then the gburg JES group came up with a solution ... they would announce NJE and VNET/RSCS as combined product ... with identical prices ... in effect using the massive excess revenue from VNET/RSCS to underwrite NJE costs.

unbundling announcement posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#unbundle
HASP, JES, NJI/NJE, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#hasp

a couple specific NJE cost posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#44 sysout using machine control instead of ANSI control
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#65 JES History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#75 NJE Clarifications

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Online Computer Conferencing

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Online Computer Conferencing
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
... lots of claims that I've substantially mellowed over the years. I was blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s) in the late 70s & early 80s (40+ yrs ago). Folklore is that when corporate executive committee was told about it, 5of6 wanted to fire me.

Lots of "investigations" of the phenomena resulting in official online computer conferencing software and and official moderated forums (periodically forums were claimed to be wheeler'ized where I posted as much as the whole rest of the corporation combined and other claims that I periodically accounted for half of all traffic on the internal network). Other results was a researcher was paid to sit in the back of my office taking notes on how I communicated, face-to-face, telephone, online ... they also got copies of all my incoming and outgoing email and logs of all instant messages. The results were IBM research reports, papers, books and Stanford Phd (joint between language and computer AI, winograd was advisor on AI side).

online computer conferencing (computer mediated communication) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc
internal network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internalnet

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San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
I had been pontificating since mid-70s that disk technology throughput was declining as percent of system throughput ... by 3081 & 3380s ... disk throughput since late 60s had declined by a factor of ten (i.e. system throughput increase 40-50 times, disk throughput only 3-5 times). Disk executive took exception to what I was saying and assigned the division performance group to refute the claims. They came back after a couple weeks and showed that I had slightly understated the problem. They then turned the analysis into SHARE presentation abut how to configure disks for improved system throughput, 16Aug1984, SHARE 63, B874.

Internal inside IBM had lots of 3330 farms to move to 3380 ... there was an app that gathered statistics on data use frequency ... and generated map of moving data from 3330s to 3380s for load balancing and throughput. One of the measures was access/mbyte/sec (in loaded environment, what was available in 3380 capacity for lots of different concurrent used data). It showed to maintain 3330 equivalent throughput, 3380 should be loaded no more than 80% full (for regularly used data, the rest could be left empty or loaded with archive or little used data). We would have jokes at SHARE about the difficulty convincing datacenter bean counters that it was more cost effective to leave 3380s partially empty (overloading a 3380 tradeoff degrading system throughput). One was to convince IBM to have a 3880 microcode load for special "fast" 3380s (that were only 80% capacity of normal 3380), that IBM would charge customer more for (i.e. they were normal 3380s, but datacenter beancounters didn't understand leaving something partially empty, even if it would increase system throughput, but it would work if IBM sales person would tell customer beancounter that it was a special fast 3380 that cost extra).

posts getting to play disk engineer in bldg14&15
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk
DASD, CKD, FBA, multi-track search, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dasd

B874 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#18 AS/400 and MVS - clarification please
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#46 AS/400 and MVS - clarification please
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006f.html#3 using 3390 mod-9s
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006o.html#68 DASD Response Time (on antique 3390?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007s.html#5 Poster of computer hardware events?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#71 308x Processors - was "Mainframe articles"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009i.html#7 My Vintage Dream PC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#34 A Complete History Of Mainframe Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#52 Hercules; more information requested
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#67 ACP, One of the Oldest Open Source Apps
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#1 "The Naked Mainframe" (Forbes Security Article)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#70 25 reasons why hardware is still hot at IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#31 Wax ON Wax OFF -- Tuning VSAM considerations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#32 OS idling
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#33 History of Hard-coded Offsets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#18 Mainframe Slang terms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#35 CKD DASD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#61 Speed of Old Hard Disks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#1 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#5 Why are organizations sticking with mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#32 Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#73 Tape vs DASD - Speed/time/CPU utilization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#39 A bit of IBM System 360 nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#62 ISO documentation of IBM 3375, 3380 and 3390 track format
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#72 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years agotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#90 What's the difference between doing performance in a mainframe environment versus doing in others
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#87 Death of spinning disk?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#0 Miniskirts and mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#110 Is there a source for detailed, instruction-level performance info?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#12 You count as an old-timer if (was Re: Origin of the phrase "XYZZY")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#21 What was a 3314?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#68 Raspberry Pi 3?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#38 How the internet was invented
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#40 Floating point registers or general purpose registers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#43 "I used a real computer at home...and so will you" (Popular Science May 1967)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#45 Resurrected! Paul Allen's tech team brings 50-year-old supercomputer back from the dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#32 Virtualization's Past Helps Explain Its Current Importance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#70 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#61 Paging subsystems in the era of bigass memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#5 TSS/8, was A Whirlwind History of the Computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#28 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#46 Temporary Data Sets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#96 thrashing, was Re: A Computer That Never Was: the IBM 7095
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#30 Bottlenecks and Capacity planning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#93 It's 1983: What computer would you buy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#78 370 virtual memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#94 MVS Boney Fingers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#63 IBM 3330 & 3380
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#17 Performance History, 5-10Oct1986, SEAS

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San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#59 San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing

Note that 3380 had ten times the data transfer of 3330 ... but arm motion & rotational delay wasn't that much faster. Also the 3880 controller had a much slower microprocessor (jib-prime) than the 3830 controller ... which came as enormous shock to the 3090. While data transfer was ten times faster ... there was a lot of other channel protocol chatter that increased channel busy because of the slow jib-prime. Original 3090 channel configuration assumed that 3880/3380 would have total channel busy based on ten times data transfer and the rest as fast as 3830. When they found out that how slow the 3880 actually was (and resulting total channel busy was much worse than they had planned for), they had to significantly increase the number of channels (to offset the increased 3880 controller channel busy) which required an extra TCM. There was semi-facetious claim that the 3090 group was going to charge the 3880 group for the increased 3090 manufacturing cost. Sales&marketing eventually respin the significant increase in channels as 3090 an extraordinary I/O machine ... even though it was actually to compensate for the 3880 channel busy increase.

trivia: because I provided specially enhanced operating system for ondemand, concurrent testing in bldg14 (disk engineering) and bldg15 (product test) ... they would frequently point their figure at me (when they had problems) and I would have to spend increasing amount of time playing disk engineer ... usually shooting some hardware problem.

posts getting to play disk engineer in bldg14&15
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk
DASD, CKD, FBA, multi-track search, etc posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#dasd

past 3090 channel configuration posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002b.html#3 Microcode? (& index searching)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006r.html#36 REAL memory column in SDSF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#79 Now is time for banks to replace core system according to Accenture
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#16 What was the historical price of a P/390?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#15 At least two decades back, some gurus predicted that mainframes would disappear in future and it still has not happened
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#22 3270 archaeology
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#128 Start Interpretive Execution
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012i.html#95 Can anybody give me a clear idea about Cloud Computing in MAINFRAME ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#80 360/20, was 1132 printer history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#6 Blades versus z was Re: Turn Off Another Light - Univ. of Tennessee
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#16 relative mainframe speeds, was What Makes an Architecture Bizarre?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#86 By Any Other Name
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#72 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years agotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#78 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years agotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#25 little old mainframes, Re: Was it ever worth it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#30 Bottlenecks and Capacity planning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#79 How many years ago?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#42 If Memory Had Been Cheaper

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Mainframe IPL

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Mainframe IPL
Date: 15 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
I took two semester hr intro to computers/fortran. Univ. had 709/1401 and was sold 360/67 replacement for tss/360. As part of the transition the 1401 was replaced with 360/30 (that could run all the 1401 software in emulation mode). At the end of intro semester, I got a student job to re-implement 1401 MPIO (tape<->reader/punch/printer front end for 709) in 360 assembler. Univ. shutdown datacenter from 8am sat to 8am mon and I could have the whole place to myself for 48hrs straight (although it could make monday morning classes hard w/o sleep for 48hrs). I got to design & implement my own (MPIO) monitor, device drivers, interrupt handlers, error recovery, storage management, etc in 360 assembler. All testing started out with IPL'ing new card deck for testing. However, sometimes univ. workload had finished early and when I came in at 8am, would find all the machines powered off ... and would have to power them on. One of the things I would find periodically was 360/30 power-on would hang. With lots of trial&error, I found that I could put all the controllers in CE-mode, power-on the 360/30, then individually power-on controllers and switch them back out of CE-mode. Other thing that I found was to start the weekend with cleaning all the tape drives, 1403n1 printer and take the 2540 reader/punch apart, clean all the parts and put it back together. Eventually the 709 & 360/30 replaced with 360/67 and within of taking intro class, univ hires me fulltime responsible for the 360 systems (tss/360 never quite came to production fruition and machine ran as 360/65 with os/360) ... and I continued to get my 48hr weekend with the machine room.

some past posts mentioning MPIO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#46 Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#80 Languages
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#73 Movie Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#50 Univ. 709
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#36 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#20 Programmers Who Use Spaces Paid More
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#49 System/360--detailed engineering description (AFIPS 1964)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#49 Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#86 OS/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#104 OS/360 PCP JCL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#51 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#75 CP67 & EMAIL history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#14 The PDP11 and subsequent influences
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#19 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#41 CADAM & Catia

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Mainframe IPL

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Mainframe IPL
Date: 15 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#61 Mainframe IPLMainframe IPL

... some topic drift in the thread

precursor to both EVE & YSM ... was LSM ... los gatos state machine ... the other machines assume synchronous clock ... but LSM had clock and could simulate digital chips with non-synchronous clock and analog circuits (used for simulation for disk thin-film heads 1st used in 3370 FBA, fixed-block disks). In the 80s, one of the projects I had was HSDT, T1 and faster computer links ... both terrestrial and satellite. HSDT satellite started with T1 link between Los Gatos and Clementis' E&S Kingston lab (3090-400VF and whole boat load of Floating Point System boxes, FBS boxes had enormous floating point throughput and included 40mbyte/sec disk arrays to keep the FPS fed with floating point data) via San Jose and Kingston (IBM satellite systems, C-band, 10m dishes, had originally been installed for computer links, but since communication group products didn't support more then 56kbit/sec links and even then didn't tolerate satellite transmission delay, it was mostly being used for phone calls). Los Gatos had T3 collins digital radio (microwave) link to roof of bldg 12 on main plant site. Did T1 over that to the San Jose, then satellite link to Kingston with tail circuit to Clementis' lab (trying to figure out how IBM mainframe might really play in high-speed computing)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_Point_Systems

HSDT then got its own three-node TDMA satellite network (Ku-band) with 4.5M dishes in Los Gatos and Yorktown and 7M dish in Austin (next to bldg45). Disk Engineering got an EVE and RIOS (i.e. RS/6000) chip development in Austin wanted to use. Disk Engineering had been moved from bldg14 (while it was having seismic retrofit) to "bldg86" just south of the main plant site. Set up T1 circuit from Austin bldg45 over satellite to Los Gatos, Los Gatos via microwave to roof of bldg 12, then microwave roof of bldg 12 to roof of bldg 86 ... Austin use of the Los Gatos LSM and then the San Jose EVE is credited with helping bring in the RIOS chipset a year early.

trivia: old post with list of NSF supercomputer centers ... some with FPS boxes.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000c.html#61 part of reason
Clementi wanted HSDT link was HSDT was working with director of NSF and was suppose to get $20M to interconnect the NSF supercomputer centers. Then congress cuts the budget, some other things happen and finally NSF releases RFP (in part based on what we already had running) ... old post with 28Mar1986 preliminary release.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#12

Internal politics prevent us from bidding, NSF director tries to help by writing IBM a letter (copying CEO) with support from some other 3-letter agencies ... but that just makes the internal politics worse (further aggravated along the way with comments that what we already have running is at least 5yrs ahead of all RFP responses). As regional networks connected into the centers, it grows into the NSFNET backbone (precursor to modern internet)
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/401444/grid-computing/

getting to play disk engineer in bldgs 14&15
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk
some NSF network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet
some HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

some LSM posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002d.html#3 Chip Emulators - was How does a chip get designed?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#55 Multics hardware (was Re: "Soul of a New Machine" Computer?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#77 Pipelining in the past
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002g.html#82 Future architecture
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002j.html#26 LSM, YSE, & EVE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002l.html#44 Thirty Years Later: Lessons from the Multics Security Evaluation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003.html#31 asynchronous CPUs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#3 Ping: Anne & Lynn Wheeler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#14 Ping: Anne & Lynn Wheeler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003o.html#38 When nerds were nerds
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004j.html#16 US fiscal policy (Was: Bob Bemer, Computer Pioneer,Father of ASCII,Invento
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#25 CKD Disks?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#65 360 longevity, was RISCs too close to hardware?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005c.html#6 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005d.html#33 Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005q.html#17 Ethernet, Aloha and CSMA/CD -
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006.html#29 IBM microwave application--early data communications
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006q.html#42 Was FORTRAN buggy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006r.html#11 Was FORTRAN buggy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007f.html#73 Is computer history taught now?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007h.html#61 Fast and Safe C Strings: User friendly C macros to Declare and use C Strings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007l.html#53 Drums: Memory or Peripheral?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007m.html#58 Is Parallel Programming Just Too Hard?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007m.html#61 Is Parallel Programming Just Too Hard?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007n.html#22 What if phone company had developed Internet?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#67 1401 simulator for OS/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#68 CA to IBM TCP Conversion
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#68 Toyota Beats GM in Global Production
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#75 Disksize history question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#63 What happened to computer architecture (and comp.arch?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#71 using an FPGA to emulate a vintage computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#83 Notes on two presentations by Gordon Bell ca. 1998
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#52 Basic question about CPU instructions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#81 Nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#50 The Credit Card Criminals Are Getting Crafty
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#0 By Any Other Name
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#4 IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud ($1.2B)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#5 IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud ($1.2B)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#67 Royal Pardon For Turing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#13 Looking for info on IBM ATMs - 2984, 3614, and 3624
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#84 HSDT, LSM, and EVE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#5 LSM - Los Gatos State Machine
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#6 3880 & 3380

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Mainframe IPL

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Mainframe IPL
Date: 15 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#61 Mainframe IPL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#62 Mainframe IPL

aka Clementi Kingston E&S lab had 20 high-end FPS boxes ... at the time enormous amount of floating point throughput.

One of the issues was IBM was going thru period (ever since the failure of Future System in the mid-70s) of increasing numbers of people spent their lives managing their career and image ... including lots of fabrication and misinformation as part of saving face. Somebody gathered a bunch of misinformation (mostly from communication group, but also from individuals in other organizations) email about how IBM communication products could play in NSF ... and forwarded it to us ... I've posted it in the past, heavily redacted and clipped (to protect the guilty).
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email870109

Future System posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys
some NSF network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet
some HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt

past posts mentioning Clementi:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#14 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#4 IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud ($1.2B)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#63 11 Years to Catch Up with Seymour
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#72 11 Years to Catch Up with Seymour
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#35 curly brace languages source code style quides
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#95 IBM History
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#50 System/360--detailed engineering description (AFIPS 1964)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#92 mainframe fortran, or A Computer That Never Was: the IBM 7095
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#47 Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#71 PDP 11/40 system manual
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#109 IBM Token-Ring
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#110 IBM Token-RIng
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#32 Cluster Systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#38 long-winded post thread, 3033, 3081, Future System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#48 IBM NUMBERS BIPOLAR'S DAYS WITH G5 CMOS MAINFRAMES

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SCIENTIST DISCOVERS NEW ELEMENT - ADMINISTRATIUM

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: SCIENTIST DISCOVERS NEW ELEMENT - ADMINISTRATIUM
Date: 15 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook

SCIENTIST DISCOVERS NEW ELEMENT - ADMINISTRATIUM

The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by University physicists. The element, tentatively named Administratium (AD), has no protons or electrons, which means that its atomic number is 0. However, it does have 1 neutron, 125 assistants to the neutron, 75 vice-neutrons and 111 assistants to the vice-neutrons. This gives it an atomic mass number of 312. The 312 particles are held together in the nucleus by a force that involves the continuous exchange of meson-like particles called memos. Since it has no electrons, Administratium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically because it seems to impede every reaction in which it is present. According to one of the discoverers of the element, a very small amount of Administratium made one reaction that normally takes less than a second take over four days.

Administratium has a half-life of approximately 3 years, at which time it does not actually decay. Instead, it undergoes a reorganization in which assistants to the neutron, vice-neutrons, and assistants to the vice-neutrons exchange place. Some studies have indicated that the atomic mass number actually increases after each reorganization.

Administratium was discovered by accident when a researcher angrily resigned from the chairmanship of the physics department and dumped all of his papers in the intake hatch of the University's particle accelerator. "Apparently, the interaction of all of those reports, grant forms, etc. with the particles in the accelerator created the new element." an unnamed source explained. Research at other laboratories seems to indicate that Administratium might occur naturally in the atmosphere. According to one scientist, Administratium is most likely to be found on college and university campuses, and in large corporation and government centers, near the best-appointed and best-maintained building.


... snip ...

found it 1989 ... whether it was FSD or Austin was the administratium winner. AWD was 'independent business unit' formed in austin that was to be free of usual IBM bureaucracy .... but every bureaucrat in Austin said that may be so, but it didn't apply to them. Because AWD was IBU ... it wasn't staffed to deal with all the IBM redtape ... so netted out it still had to deal with it all (just not staffed for it). IBM Austin specific ... also from 1989:

AUSMINIUM FOUND IN HEAVY RED-TAPE DISCOVERY

Administratium experts from around the company, while searching piles of red-tape in and around Austin, recently uncovered great quantities of Heavy Red-Tape. While there have been prior findings of Heavy Red-Tape at other red-tape sites, it only occurred in minute quantities. The quantities of Heavy Red-Tape, in and around Austin have allowed Administratium experts to isolate what they believe to be a new element that they are tentatively calling AUSMINIUM.

At this time, plant officials are preparing an official press release declaring that there is no cause for alarm and absolutely NO truth to the rumors that because of the great concentration of Heavy Red-Tape in the area that there is imminent danger of achieving critical mass and the whole area collapsing into a black hole. Plant officials are stating that there is no evidence that large quantities of Heavy Red-Tape can lead to the spontaneous formation of a black-hole. They point to the lack of any scientific studies unequivalently showing that there are any existing black-holes composed of Heavy Red-Tape. The exact properties of Heavy Red-Tape and ausminium are still under study.


... snip ...

disclaimer: I take no responsibilities for either ... although I may have written a lot in the 2nd half of the 70s about POK on its way to being black hole. The problem was the analogy wasn't quite complete since after nothing ever being able to escape ... it should just start to evaporate. Then I stumbled across a paper about it was possible for black hole to evaporate

old posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004b.html#29 The SOB that helped IT jobs move to India is dead!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#53 360 longevity, was RISCs too close to hardware?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005.html#40 clusters vs shared-memory (was: Re: CAS and LL/SC (was Re: High Level Assembler for MVS & VM & VSE))
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005c.html#36 The mid-seventies SHARE survey
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005d.html#72 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005e.html#1 [Lit.] Buffer overruns
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008l.html#37 dollar coins
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011j.html#14 Innovation and iconoclasm
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#63 UAV vis-a-vis F35
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011m.html#6 What is IBM culture?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#93 John R. Opel, RIP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#7 John R. Opel, RIP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#27 M68k add to memory is not a mistake any more
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012l.html#69 Cultural attitudes towards failure
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#11 50th anniversary S/360 coming up
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#66 F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER IS A LEMON
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#33 Eliminating the systems programmer was Re: IBM cuts contractor billing by 15 percent (our else)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#83 Bureaucracy

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Mainframe IPL

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Mainframe IPL
Date: 16 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#61 Mainframe IPL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#62 Mainframe IPL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#63 Mainframe IPL

HSDT, NSF supercomputers, Processor Clusters

Date: 27 May 1986, 12:02:46 PDT To: wheeler

xxxxxx WITH IBM GERMANY CALLED AND WILL BE IN THE STATES BY FRIDAY. HE WILL BE ON THE WEST COAST ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND SAID IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT HE MEET WITH YOU REGARDING PARALLEL PROCESS AND HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION. HE WILL ONLY BE HERE ON THESE DATES AND WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH YOU IN THE AFTERNOON SINCE HIS MORNINGS ARE TAKEN. PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO HIM ON VNET BOEVM2 (xxxxxx) TODAY SINCE HE WILL BE LEAVING TOMORROW.

DURING HIS STAY IN SAN JOSE HE WILL BE AT THE RED LION HOTEL IN SAN JOSE (NEAR THE AIRPORT).

... snip ... top of post, old email index

Date: 05/27/86 12:27:27
To xxxxxx@BOEVM2
From: wheeler

Both Monday & Tuesday afternoons are open ... I slightly prefer Monday since I'll be called to the east coast next week for some meetings and it is possible that I may have to leave Monday night. I'm normally in Los Gatos in the afternoon so I would prefer meeting there instead of Almaden.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

... besides HSDT, I also wanted to see how many "blue iliad" chips I could cram in a rack (and then how many racks could be tied together). Blue Iliad was really big, hot, 1st 32bit 801/risc chip ... being done in the Los Gatos lab ... which never quite came to fruition (predating HA/CMP cluster scaleup with RS/6000s). Earlier in the 80s, for various transgressions, I was transferred from San Jose Research to Yorktown ... but left living in San Jose and office in SJR (later Almaden) but also offices several other places around the San Jose area ... however I frequently had to commute to Yorktown a couple times a month (working monday on west coast, then taking redeye out of SFO monday night to Kennedy and then driving directly to YKT bright and early Tuesday morning ... then returning to west coast friday afternnon).

old email about being double booked, YKT for cluster scaleup meeting and having to get fillin for HSDT presentation to director of NSF in DC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007d.html#email850315
with regard to 370 cluster reference (combined with blue iliad), Boeblingen was doing ROMAN, a three chip 370 that had throughput of 370/168 (about 1/10th blue iliad)

ha/cmp posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp
hsdt posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hsdt
interconnect NSF supercomputer datacenters and NSFNET
http:/www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet

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Democracy is a threat to white supremacy--and that is the cause of America's crisis

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Democracy is a threat to white supremacy--and that is the cause of America's crisis
Date: 16 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Democracy is a threat to white supremacy--and that is the cause of America's crisis
https://www.fordfoundation.org/just-matters/equals-change-blog/posts/democracy-is-a-threat-to-white-supremacy-and-that-is-the-cause-of-america-s-crisis/
I have long believed that inequality is the greatest threat to justice--and, the corollary, that white supremacy is the greatest threat to democracy. But what has become clear during recent weeks--and all the more apparent yesterday--is that the converse is also true: Democracy is the greatest threat to white supremacy.
... snip ...

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism. The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-effect-new-study-connects-white-american-intolerance-support-authoritarianism-ncna877886
New research explores authoritarian mind-set of Trump's core supporters. Data reveal high levels of anti-democratic beliefs among many of the president's backers, who stand to be a potent voting bloc for years to come
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/12/trump-voter-authoritarian-research/
Donald Trump Has Always Said Racist Things
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/06/donald-trump-has-always-said-racist-things/
A Half-Century After Wallace, Trump Echoes the Politics of Division.George Wallace's speeches and interviews from his 1968 campaign feature language and appeals that sound familiar again as the "law and order" president sends federal forces into the streets.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/us/politics/trump-wallace.html
The Republicans' demographic trap. Republicans are sitting on a demographic time bomb of their own making, and it could send them into a tailspin.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/27/opinion/republicans-demographic-trap/
Republicans are sitting on a demographic time bomb of their own making, and it could send them into a tailspin. Although the politics of division that Republicans have pursued since Richard Nixon launched his "Southern strategy" in the late 1960s -- a blueprint to shore up the vote of white Southerners by appealing to racial bias -- has brought new groups into their ranks, including conservative Southerners, evangelical Christians, and working-class whites, it has antagonized other groups.

... binge watching endeavor on amazon prime, just finished season 5 (2018) set in 60s ... "Make Britain Great" pins, white supremacists, nazi british elites that hobnobbed with hitler.

... note communist Soviet Union and fascist Nazi Germany were supposedly at the opposite ends of the far right/left political spectrum ... however they both were rigid authoritarian/totalitarian regimes, both requiring loyalty/fealty pledges to the leader ... much like our current regime.

John Foster Dulles played major role rebuilding Germany economy, industry, military from the 20s up through the early 40s
https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Foster-Dulles-Allen-Secret-ebook/dp/B00BY5QX1K/
loc865-68:
In mid-1931 a consortium of American banks, eager to safeguard their investments in Germany, persuaded the German government to accept a loan of nearly $500 million to prevent default. Foster was their agent. His ties to the German government tightened after Hitler took power at the beginning of 1933 and appointed Foster's old friend Hjalmar Schacht as minister of economics.

loc905-7:
Foster was stunned by his brother's suggestion that Sullivan & Cromwell quit Germany. Many of his clients with interests there, including not just banks but corporations like Standard Oil and General Electric, wished Sullivan & Cromwell to remain active regardless of political conditions.

loc938-40:
At least one other senior partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, Eustace Seligman, was equally disturbed. In October 1939, six weeks after the Nazi invasion of Poland, he took the extraordinary step of sending Foster a formal memorandum disavowing what his old friend was saying about Nazism
... snip ...

From the law of unintended consequences, when US 1943 Strategic Bombing program needed targets in Germany, they got plans and coordinates from wallstreet.

June1940, Germany had a victory celebration at the NYC Waldorf-Astoria with major industrialists. Lots of them were there to hear how to do business with the Nazis
https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Intrepid-Incredible-Narrative-ebook/dp/B00V9QVE5O/
loc1925-29:
One prominent figure at the German victory celebration was Torkild Rieber, of Texaco, whose tankers eluded the British blockade. The company had already been warned, at Roosevelt's instigation, about violations of the Neutrality Law. But Rieber had set up an elaborate scheme for shipping oil and petroleum products through neutral ports in South America.
... snip ...

Later somewhat replay of the 1940 celebration, there was conference of 5000 industrialists and corporations from across the US at the Waldorf-Astoria, and in part because they had gotten such a bad reputation for the depression and supporting Nazis, as part of attempting to refurbish their horribly corrupt and venal image, they approved a major propaganda campaign to equate Capitalism with Christianity.
https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-God-Corporate-ebook/dp/B00PWX7R56/
part of the result by the early 50s was adding "under god" to the pledge of allegiance. slightly cleaned up version
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance

The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/172004
The truth, then, is that Long and Coughlin, together with the influential Communist Party and other leftist organizations, helped save the New Deal from becoming genuinely fascist, from devolving into the dictatorial rule of big business. The pressures towards fascism remained, as reactionary sectors of business began to have significant victories against the Second New Deal starting in the late 1930s. But the genuine power that organized labor had achieved by then kept the U.S. from sliding into all-out fascism (in the Marxist sense) in the following decades.
... snip ...

aka "Coming of America Fascism" shows countered the "New Deal" becoming fascist ... which had been the objective of the capitalists ... and possibly contributed to forcing them further into the Nazi/fascist camp.

Smedley Butler, retired USMC major general and two-time Medal of Honor Recipient
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
wrote War Is A Racket
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
was invited to participate in military/fascists overthrow of the US Gov. ... and blew the whistle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
In the last few weeks of the committee's official life it received evidence showing that certain persons had made an attempt to establish a fascist organization in this country. No evidence was presented and this committee had none to show a connection between this effort and any fascist activity of any European country. There is no question that these attempts were discussed, were planned, and might have been placed in execution when and if the financial backers deemed it expedient.
... snip ...

some past posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#61 How American Racism Influenced Hitler; Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#50 More Americans Supported Hitler Than You May Think
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#69 The Bushes: Fathers and Sons
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#98 Christian nationalists are trying to seize power -- but progressives have a plan to fight back
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#29 How corporate America invented 'Christian America' to fight the New Deal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#17 Family of Secrets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#36 Is America A Christian Nation?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#92 Holocaust
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#53 Those 'rat infested' places in Baltimore? They're owned by Trump's son-in-law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#75 The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#76 The Coming of American Fascism, 1920-1940
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#94 The War Was Won Before Hiroshima--And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#43 Corporations Are People
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#57 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#58 Homeland Security Dept. Affirms Threat of White Supremacy After Years of Prodding
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#61 What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#63 Profit propaganda ads witch-hunt era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#64 Capitalism as we know it is dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#85 Just and Unjust Wars
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#91 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#96 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#106 OT, "new" Heinlein book
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#107 The Great Scandal: Christianity's Role in the Rise of the Nazis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#112 When The Bankers Plotted To Overthrow FDR
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#143 "Undeniable Evidence": Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#145 The Plots Against the President
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#150 How Trump Lost an Evangelical Stalwart
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#161 Fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#0 The modern education system was designed to teach future factory workers to be "punctual, docile, and sober"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#6 Onward, Christian fascists
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#14 Book on monopoly (IBM)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#22 The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#24 Promtheus' Fire: Climate Change in the Time of Willful Ignorance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#30 Trump and Republican Party Racism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#32 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#34 Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#44 American Fascism
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#46 Barbarians Sacked The Capital
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#51 Sacking the Capital and Honor

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IBM Education Classes

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Education Classes
Date: 16 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
i took two semester hr intro to computers/fortran and within a year was hired fulltime by the univ. to be responsible for univ. academic & administration mainframe systems. IBM started assigning newly minted SEs for a couple month stay at the univ ... apparently thinking that I would help train them. I have some 3rd shift in IBM regional datacenter ... 1st shift I wander through regional center and find a MVT debugging class and ask if I can sit in, am asked to leave after 20mins because I kept suggesting better ways.

Last week Jan1968, three people come out from the science center to install CP67/CMS (virtual machines, precursor to VM370/CMS, 3rd installation after cambridge itself and MIT Lincoln Labs) ... which I get to play with on weekends and start rewritting some amount of the code. Spring SHARE meeting in Houston, I'm invited to be part of the announcement. Then June, 1968, Cambridge schedule one week CP67/CMS class at Beverley Hills Hilton, I arrive on Sunday to take the class and instead I'm asked if I would teach the class (the CSC CP67 people that were going to teach the class had given notice on Friday that they were leaving to do a online CP67 service bureau startup).

The following spring, Boeing had just formed a new group in the CFO office with half dozen people, and I'm con'ed into teaching a one week CP67/CMS class during spring break (so it wouldn't interfer with classes I'm taking). Then that summer, Boeing hires me fulltime into the group to help with the formation of Boeing Computing Services (consolidate all dataprocessing into independent business unit to better monetize the investment). 747#3 was flying skies of Seattle getting FAA flat certification. There was a 747 cabin mockup in bldg south of Boeing Field ... many of the early press photos were taken in that mockup. In the tour they would claim that 747 would be served by no fewer than four jetways (because of the number of people ... although I don't remember ever seeing even four). Got to hear a lot of 747 folklore from 747 engineers. When I graduate, I leave & join IBM science center, instead of taying at Boeing.

IBM science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

boeing comuter services posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001m.html#55 TSS/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002f.html#30 Computers in Science Fiction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003l.html#37 Thoughts on Utility Computing?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006.html#43 Sprint backs out of IBM outsourcing deal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006k.html#29 PDP-1
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006m.html#29 Mainframe Limericks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007j.html#19 IBM Unionization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008n.html#60 Costing for IT Services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008s.html#74 Is SUN going to become x86'ed ??
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009.html#12 why stopped?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009c.html#13 Four decades of a flying giant
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#89 Notes on two presentations by Gordon Bell ca. 1998
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#90 Notes on two presentations by Gordon Bell ca. 1998
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#29 search engine history, was Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010e.html#0 LPARs: More or Less?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#75 Is Security a Curse for the Cloud Computing Industry?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#5 16:32 far pointers in OpenWatcom C/C++
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#49 16:32 far pointers in OpenWatcom C/C++
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#21 QUIKCELL Doc
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010i.html#66 Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#18 taking down the machine - z9 series
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#51 Mainframe Hacking -- Fact or Fiction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#59 Boeing Plant 2 ... End of an Era
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011j.html#65 Who was the Greatest IBM President and CEO of the last century?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#70 1979 SHARE LSRAD Report
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011n.html#87 Scanning JES3 JCL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#21 The "IBM Displays" Memory Lane (Was: TSO SCREENSIZE)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#61 Hybrid computing -- from mainframe to virtualization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#18 Memory versus processor speed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013.html#7 From build to buy: American Airlines changes modernization course midflight
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#13 Query for Destination z article -- mainframes back to the future
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013d.html#50 Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet, 1974
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#74 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013h.html#13 Is newer technology always better? It almost is. Exceptions?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#25 Work long hours (Was Re: Pissing contest(s))
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#60 Bridgestone Sues IBM For $600 Million Over Allegedly 'Defective' System That Plunged The Company Into 'Chaos'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#31 How many EBCDIC machines are still around?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#32 [OT ] Mainframe memories
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#9 Boyd for Business & Innovation Conference
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#19 The IBM Strategy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#23 Is there any MF shop using AWS service?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#69 Before the Internet: The golden age of online services
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#36 IBM Historic computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#73 Is end of mainframe near ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#80 IBM Sales Fall Again, Pressuring Rometty's Profit Goal
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#90 A Drone Could Be the Ultimate Dogfighter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#92 Is end of mainframe near ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#28 Does IBM CEO Rometty Understand Cloud?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#57 Interesting and somewhat disturbing article about IBM in BusinessWeek. What is your opinion?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#13 IBM & Boyd
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#31 Speed of computers--wave equation for the copper atom? (curiosity)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#40 IBM Programmer Aptitude Test
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014j.html#14 Super Cane's Computers run Windows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014k.html#84 HP splits, again
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#15 Do we really need 64-bit addresses or is 48-bit enough?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#88 IBM sees boosting profit margins as more important than sales growth
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#143 LEO
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#75 Ancient computers in use today
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#93 Ginni gets bonus, plus raise, and extra incentives
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#36 IBM CEO Rometty gets bonus despite company's woes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#35 Moving to the Cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#13 the legacy of Seymour Cray
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#27 1976 vs. 2016?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#17 Globalization Worker Negotiation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#82 "Computer & Automation" later issues--anti-establishment thrust
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#42 Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#47 Why Can't You Buy z Mainframe Services from Amazon Cloud Services?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#86 Computer/IBM Career
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#90 Old hardware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#51 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#60 Mannix "computer in a briefcase"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#55 Pareto efficiency
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#83 Ferranti Atlas paging
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#104 Now Hear This-Prepare For The "To Be Or To Do" Moment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#23 little old mainframes, Re: Was it ever worth it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#28 1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#55 Now Hear This--Prepare For The "To Be Or To Do" Moment
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#28 Important US technology companies sold to foreigners
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#25 OFF TOPIC: Spring Break, 1947
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#22 Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#16 IBM Z and cloud
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#79 Is LINUX the inheritor of the Earth?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#54 IBM bureaucracy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#60 IBM 360/67
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#151 OT: Boeing to temporarily halt manufacturing of 737 MAX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#153 At Boeing, C.E.O.'s Stumbles Deepen a Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#10 "This Plane Was Designed By Clowns, Who Are Supervised By Monkeys"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#29 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#41 CADAM & Catia

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OS/2

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: OS/2
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
old email about OS/2 group contacting the VM370 group to educate them on how to do interactive scheduling ... the Endicott/Kingston people told OS/2 to talk to me. I had originally redone CP67 implementation as undergraduate in the 60s and IBM picked it up and shipped it in the product. One of my hobbies after joining IBM was enhanced, production operating systems for internal datacenters. In the morph from CP67->VM370, a lot of stuff was dropped and/or greatly simplified (including multiprocessor support, a lot of my fastpath pathlength rewrites, dispatching/paging/scheduling algorithms, bunch of my other stuff). (IBM mainframe usergroup) SHARE then started submitting resolutions to put the WHEELER stuff back into VM370. During Future System effort, lots of 370 stuff was killed off or suspended ... however, I continued to work on 360&370 stuff all during FS, including periodically ridiculing the FS activity. The demise of FS and the mad rush to get stuff back into 370 product pipelines contributed to decision to let me release a lot of my internal stuff to customers. A couple email exchange with the OS2 group

Date: 11/24/87 17:35:50
To: wheeler
FROM: xxxxxx
Dept xxx, Bldg xxx Phone: xxx, TieLine xxx
SUBJECT: VM priority boost

got your name thru yyy yyy who works with me on OS/2. I'm looking for information on the (highly recommended) VM technique of goosting priority based on the amount of interaction a given user is bringing to the system. I'm being told that our OS/2 algorithm is inferior to VM's. Can you help me find out what it is, or refer me to someone else who may know?? Thanks for your help.

Regards, xxxxxx (xxxxxx at BCRVMPC1)


... snip ... top of post, old email index

Date: Fri, 4 Dec 87 15:58:10 est
From: wheeler
Subject: os2 dispatching

fyi ... somebody in boca sent a message to endicott asking about how to do dispatch/scheduling (i.e. how does vm handle it) because os2 has several deficiencies that need fixing. VM Endicott forwarded it to VM Kingston and VM Kingston forwarded it to me. I still haven't seen a description of OS2 yet so don't yet know about how to go about solving any problems.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

Date: Fri, 4 Dec 87 15:53:29 est
From: wheeler
To: somebody at bcrvmpc1 (i.e. internal vm network node in boca)
Subject: os2 dispatching

I've sent you a couple things that I wrote recently that relate to the subject of scheduling, dispatching, system management, etc. If you are interested in more detailed description of the VM stuff, I can send you some descriptions of things that I've done to enhance/fix what went into the base VM system ... i.e. what is there now, what its limitations are, and what further additions should be added.


... snip ... top of post, old email index

In early 90s, head of Boca (PS2 & OS2) contracted with Dataquest (since bought by Gartner) to do a study of the future of personal computing over the next several years, including a video recorded roundtable of dozen silicon valley experts. I had known the person at dataquest (in charge of the project) for a couple decades and I was asked to be one of the silicon valley experts. I cleared it with my IBM management and dataquest agreed to garble my details so Boca wouldn't recognize me as IBM employee.

OS/2 announced in APR87 and first ships in DEC87 (after above email)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2

future system posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys
scheduling posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#fairshare

dataquest posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#55 Moore law
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004.html#34 Two subjects: 64-bit OS2/eCs, Innotek Products
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005t.html#21 What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007g.html#81 IBM to the PCM market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007h.html#0 The Perfect Computer - 36 bits?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008d.html#60 more on (the new 40+ yr old) virtualization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#5 Houses
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#6 Houses
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009b.html#69 Intel's Future is integrated
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010.html#62 How long before Microsoft goes the way of DEC (and in part, IBM)?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#10 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#78 SLIGHTLY OT - Home Computer of the Future (not IBM)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011f.html#47 First 5.25in 1GB drive?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#44 Slackware
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#4 IBM commitment to academia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#20 9th Feb 2014
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#24 IBM sells Intel server business, company is doomed
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#26 upcoming TV show, "Halt & Catch Fire"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#46 Could this be the wrongest prediction of all time?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#94 What would Klinger look like in business attire?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#23 IBM "Breakup"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#26 ARM Cortex A53 64 bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#33 ARM Cortex A53 64 bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#110 IBM downfall
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#113 IBM PS2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#0 EasyLink email ad
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#89 Obsolete processors, 286 vs. 386
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#49 PC Personal Computing Market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#27 PC Market

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OS/2

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: OS/2
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#68 OS/2

trivia: CMS was precursor to personal computing; before ms/dos
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS
there was Seattle computer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Computer_Products
before Seattle computer, there was cp/m
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP/M

before developing cp/m, kildall worked on cp/67-cms at npg (gone 404, but lives on at the wayback machine)
http://web.archive.org/web/20071011100440/http://www.khet.net/gmc/docs/museum/en_cpmName.html
npg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Postgraduate_School

note: some of the MIT CTSS people went to the 5th flr to Project MAC to do MULTICS (which also spawns UNIX, periodically described as simplified MULTICS). Other of the CTSS people went to IBM science center on the 4th flr and did CP40/CMS (on 360/40 with hardware modifications supporting virtual memory, which morphs into CP67/CMS when 360/67 standard with virtual memory becomes available), lots of online apps, invented GML in 1969 (morphs into ISO standard SGML a decade later and after another decade morphs into HTML at CERN), bunch of performance & optimization work.

science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
gml/sgml posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#sgml

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Life After IBM

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Life After IBM
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
last product did at IBM was HA/CMP, and doing cluster scaleup for technical/scientific with national labs and commercial with RDBMS vendors. We leave IBM after cluster scaleup is transferred, announced as IBM supercomputer (for technical/scientific *ONLY*) and we are told we can't work on anything with more than four processors, we leave IBM a few months later.

Not long later, two of the Oracle people (we worked with on commercial cluster scaleup) are at a small client/server start responsible for something called "commerce server" and we are brought in as consultants because they want to do payment transactions on the server, the startup had also invented this technology called "SSL" they want to use, the result is now frequently called "electronic commerce". I have absolute authority for everything between the servers and the gateways to the payment/financial networks, but could only make recommendations about the browser/server side (some that were almost immediately violated).

payment network gateway posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#payment

For having done "electronic commerce", I'm then dragged into financial and internet standards bodies, writing standards, designing protocols, implementing software, designing secure transaction chip, evaluating security, etc. Did a lot of work with people that reported to Gerstner when he was president of AMEX.

Then in Jan1999, I'm asked to help try and stop the coming economic mess (we failed), while mostly graft and corruption ... there is also a lot of DC politics (not allowed in this discussion group)

HA/CMP posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hacmp
Gerstner posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#gerstner
economic mess posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submisc.html#economic.mess

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Airline Reservation System

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Airline Reservation System
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
My wife did short stint as chief architect for Amadeus (european res system started with old Eastern System One that ran on 370/195) ... however she backed european on x.25 (and not SNA). The IBM communication group quickly got her replaced ... but it didn't do them much good, europeans went with x.25 anyway (and the communication group replacement for my wife was then quickly replaced).

Later after leaving IBM was brought into the largest airline res system, wanted me to look at the ten impossible things they couldn't do (on TPF). Started with ROUTES ... and given full OAG tape (all commercial airline flts for all airlines and all airports in the world). I came back two months later with (RS/6000, unix) implementation that did all their impossible things. Then the hand wringing begins ... they had something like 800 people supporting their TPF ROUTES implementation ... left over from the 60s technology design trade-offs ... starting from scratch, I could make totally different 90s tradeoffs ... which eliminated nearly all the manual activity of the 800 people. They eventually said they hadn't wanted me to actually do something, they just wanted to be able to tell the parent board that I was working on it. My implementation was quietly shelved and they wouldn't let me redo FARES. Initial implementation was 100 times faster than TPF and then adding all the impossible things slowed it down to only ten times faster than TPF. It was sized that ten rack mount 990s could handle every ROUTE request for every airline in the world. Decade later, cellphone processors had compute power of those ten 990s.

... trivia: rather than doing manually prepared database of origin/destination flts (non-stop, direct, up to two connects), I took the full 200+mbyte OAG of every flt segment and compressed into <30mbytes and instead of doing database lookup ... fixed it in memory at startup and did route searches (from some past work done on chip circuit layout), pathlength that was enormously faster than database lookup ... and could keep going to find origin/destination requiring any number of connects. Maint involved the offline compression of the full OAG ... and then a few second rolling reload/restart of each app.

redo ROUTES/OAG posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000.html#61 64 bit X86 ugliness (Re: Williamette trace cache (Re: First view of Willamette))
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005o.html#24 is a computer like an airport?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006q.html#22 3 value logic. Why is SQL so special?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007g.html#22 Bidirectional Binary Self-Joins
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008h.html#61 Up, Up, ... and Gone?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#23 another item related to ASCII vs. EBCDIC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#25 another item related to ASCII vs. EBCDIC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#42 Outsourcing your Computer Center to IBM ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#22 The 50th Anniversary of the Legendary IBM 1401
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#73 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010j.html#53 Article says mainframe most cost-efficient platform
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#42 If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#8 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013g.html#87 Old data storage or data base
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#84 ACP/TPF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#5 Can you have a robust IT system that needs experts to run it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#58 Man Versus System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#109 Airlines Reservation Systems
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#63 SABRE after the 7090

Amadeus posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001g.html#49 Did AT&T offer Unix to Digital Equipment in the 70s?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001g.html#50 Did AT&T offer Unix to Digital Equipment in the 70s?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001h.html#76 Other oddball IBM System 360's ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003d.html#67 unix
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003n.html#47 What makes a mainframe a mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004b.html#6 Mainframe not a good architecture for interactive workloads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004b.html#7 Mainframe not a good architecture for interactive workloads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004m.html#27 Shipwrecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#23 Demo: Things in Hierarchies (w/o RM/SQL)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004o.html#29 Integer types for 128-bit addressing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005f.html#22 System/360; Hardwired vs. Microcoded
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005p.html#8 EBCDIC to 6-bit and back
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006o.html#4 How Many 360/195s and 370/195s were shipped?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006r.html#9 Was FORTRAN buggy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006y.html#14 Why so little parallelism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006y.html#29 "The Elements of Programming Style"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007d.html#19 Pennsylvania Railroad ticket fax service
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007e.html#52 US Air computers delay psgrs
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007h.html#12 The Perfect Computer - 36 bits?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007k.html#72 The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#59 ACP/TPF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007p.html#45 64 gig memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#53 Migration from Mainframe to othre platforms - the othe bell?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008i.html#19 American Airlines
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008i.html#34 American Airlines
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008p.html#41 Automation is still not accepted to streamline the business processes... why organizations are not accepting newer technologies?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009j.html#33 IBM touts encryption innovation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#55 IBM halves mainframe Linux engine prices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#59 "Portable" data centers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010.html#23 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#29 someone smarter than Dave Cutler
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#16 Sabre Talk Information?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#17 Looking for a real Fortran-66 compatible PC compiler (CP/M or DOS or Windows, doesn't matter)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#41 Looking for a real Fortran-66 compatible PC compiler (CP/M or DOSor Windows
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#14 Sabre; The First Online Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#43 Sabre; The First Online Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#74 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#77 program coding pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#8 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012c.html#9 The PC industry is heading for collapse
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012h.html#52 How will mainframers retiring be different from Y2K?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#5 Interesting News Article
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012n.html#41 System/360--50 years--the future?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#13 Should you support or abandon the 3270 as a User Interface?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#69 IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#7 Last Gasp for Hard Disk Drives
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#54 Has the last fighter pilot been born?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#84 ACP/TPF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#72 100 boxes of computer books on the wall
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#58 Man Versus System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#48 PL/I advertising
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#0 IBM & SABRE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#45 learning Unix, was progress in e-mail, such as AOL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#60 SABRE after the 7090
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#67 SABRE after the 7090

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Airline Reservation System

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Airline Reservation System
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html# Airline Reservation System

legal pressure contributed to 23jun1969 unbundling announcement starting to charge for (application) software, se services, other stuff ... but they managed to make the case that operating system software should still be free. Then came Future System project which was going to completely replace 370 and 370 efforts were being shutdown/suspended. The lack of 370 stuff during the FS period is credited with giving clone 370 makers a market foothold. With the failure of FS, there was a mad rush to get suff back into the 370 product pipelines ... including kicking off quick&dirty 3033 and 3081 projects in parallel ... some additional history
http://www.jfsowa.com/computer/memo125.htm

unbundling posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#unbundle

the rise of clone 370 makers (because of lack of new IBM 370 during FS), resulted in the decision to start charging for operating system/kernel software (since clone maker customers were getting the software for "free" to run on non-IBM hardware). After joining IBM, one of my hobbies was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters and continued to work on 360/370 stuff all during FS (including periodically ridiculing some of the FS stuff). The mad rush to get stuff into the 370 product pipelines contributed to decision to start shipping some of my internal datacenter stuff to customers. A selected subset of my stuff was selected to be packaged as kernel "add-on" for the guinea pig to transition to kernel software charging (I got to spend time with lawyers and business people helping with software charging practices). During the transition period, new kernel software could be charged for, but previous software and direct hardware support software would still be free. By the early 80s, the transition was complete and all kernel software was being charged for ... and then started the "object-code only" (OCO) wars ... no more customer source code ... periodically mentioned on VMSHARE (TYMSHARE started offering their CMS-based online computer conferencing "free" to IBM mainframe user group SHARE in AUG1976), archives here
http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare

Future System post
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

3081 was going to be a multiprocessor only machine ... no single processor product. However ACP/TPF didn't have multiprocessor support and there was fear that the whole IBM ACP/TPF market would move to clone 370s, which were coming up with newer faster single processor machines ... aka Amdahl single processor was faster than two processor 3081D ... prompting double cache size for 3081K bring it nearly up to Amdahl single processor throughput. However that still didn't help the ACP/TPF market. Then there was some horribly unnatural things to improve TPF throughput running under VM370 on 3081 ... but it cut throughput for nearly ever other 3081 VM370 customer. There was all sorts of rube goldberg things to VM370 trying to mask the degradation for the rest of the market.

multiprocessor (&/or compare&swap) posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp

One of the hacks to mask VM370 multiprocessor degradation some tweaks trying to improving 3270 terminal response. However, a large major IBM VM370 gov customer (dating back to the 60s with CP67) was all fast, glass, ascii teletype terminals (so none of the significant degradation was masked). I got called in to do as many things possible to help with the gov. customer (not long after joining IBM nearly decade earlier, I got con'ed into teaching them computer & security classes ... and even tho I didn't ever have a clearance they would treat me as if I did, even bragging that they knew where I was every day of my life back to birth ... of course that was before the church commission).

Eventually IBM comes out with single processor 3083 for the ACP/TPF market ... 3081 with one of the processors removed. There was story that simplest was removing processor1 ... just leaving processor0. However processor0 was at the top of box and there was a lot of concern that just eliminating processor1, it would leave the box top heavy and possibly prone to tipping over ... they also had to redo the box so processor0 could be moved to the middle of the box. other trivia, part of the rename from ACP->TPF ... were non-airline customers were starting to use it for other purposes, hotels for res systems, financial networks for transactions, etc.

posts mentioning 3083/tpf
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002m.html#67 Tweaking old computers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002o.html#28 TPF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002p.html#58 AMP vs SMP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003p.html#45 Saturation Design Point
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004e.html#44 Infiniband - practicalities for small clusters
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005s.html#7 Performance of zOS guest
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005s.html#38 MVCIN instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006d.html#5 IBM 610 workstation computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006n.html#16 On the 370/165 and the 360/85
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007o.html#37 Each CPU usage
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008c.html#83 CPU time differences for the same job
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008e.html#40 Fantasy-Land_Hierarchal_NUMA_Memory-Model_on_Vertical
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#55 IBM halves mainframe Linux engine prices
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011d.html#43 Sabre; The First Online Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#7 Is the magic and romance killed by Windows (and Linux)?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#77 program coding pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#107 crash, restart, and all that, was Your earliest dream?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#74 Lineage of TPF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#62 The IRS Really Needs Some New Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#44 IBM 9020

OCO/object-code-only posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001e.html#6 Blame it all on Microsoft
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002c.html#4 Did Intel Bite Off More Than It Can Chew?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002p.html#2 IBM OS source code
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002p.html#3 IBM OS source code
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002p.html#7 myths about Multics
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003k.html#46 Slashdot: O'Reilly On The Importance Of The Mainframe Heritage
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004m.html#47 IBM Open Sources Object Rexx
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004m.html#53 4GHz is the glass ceiling?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005j.html#29 IBM Plugs Big Iron to the College Crowd
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005r.html#5 What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006b.html#8 Free to good home: IBM RT UNIX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006j.html#33 How to implement Lpars within Linux
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007f.html#67 The Perfect Computer - 36 bits?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007g.html#54 The Perfect Computer - 36 bits?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007i.html#30 John W. Backus, 82, Fortran developer, dies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007k.html#15 Data Areas Manuals to be dropped
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007u.html#6 Open z/Architecture or Not
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007u.html#8 Open z/Architecture or Not
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008.html#16 No Glory for the PDP-15
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008d.html#42 VM/370 Release 6 Waterloo tape (CIA MODS)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008i.html#57 Microsoft versus Digital Equipment Corporation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008r.html#66 OCO, documentation, support from IBM-Main, etc
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009i.html#45 dynamic allocation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#31 Justice Department probing allegations of abuse by IBM in mainframe computer market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#32 Justice Department probing allegations of abuse by IBM in mainframe computer market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#36 toolsrun
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010j.html#19 Personal use z/OS machines was Re: Multiprise 3k for personal Use?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010j.html#20 Personal use z/OS machines was Re: Multiprise 3k for personal Use?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#30 Idiotic programming style edicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#65 Idiotic programming style edicts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#87 The first personal computer (PC)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#29 Congratulations, where was my invite?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011h.html#75 pdp8 to PC- have we lost our way?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#7 Do you remember back to June 23, 1969 when IBM unbundled
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011i.html#17 Got to remembering... the really old geeks (like me) cut their teeth on Unit Record
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011l.html#20 Selectric Typewriter--50th Anniversary
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#33 Data Areas?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#20 Operating System, what is it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#30 Can anybody give me a clear idea about Cloud Computing in MAINFRAME ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#55 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years ago today
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013o.html#45 the nonsuckage of source, was MS-DOS, was Re: 'Free Unix!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014.html#19 the suckage of MS-DOS, was Re: 'Free Unix!
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#79 EBFAS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#99 TSO Test does not support 65-bit debugging?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#6 TSO Test does not support 65-bit debugging?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#7 You can make your workplace 'happy'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015b.html#19 What were the complaints of binary code programmers that not accept Assembly?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#59 Western Union envisioned internet functionality
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#38 high level language idea
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#26 British socialism / anti-trust
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#23 Eliminating the systems programmer was Re: IBM cuts contractor billing by 15 percent (our else)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#101 SEX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#43 VSAM usage for ancient disk models
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#6 S/360 addressing, not Honeywell 200
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#48 IPCS, DUMPRX, 3092, EREP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#91 The (broken) economics of OSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#14 Unbundling and Kernel Software

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General Dynamics F16

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: General Dynamics F16
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
recent post AI/human F16 dogfight
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#43 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#44 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#45 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#46 Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th

... I was introduced to John Boyd in the early 80s and would sponsor his briefings at IBM ... so also have some number of F16 stories. He was fighter pilot instructor at USAF weapons school and known as 40sec Boyd for his challenge to all comers that he would give them advantage and reverse it within 40secs (always did it within 20sec). He then wrote the fighter pilot manual that came to be used by nearly every country in the world, even Soviets. Then invented E/M theory and used it to redo the original F15 design, cutting weight nearly in half ... and then responsible for YF16 and YF17 (which becomes F16 and F18). Later was responsible for the Desert Storm (left hook) battle plan before passing in 1997.

trivia: in 89/90 Commandant of Marines Corps leverages Boyd for make-over of the corps ... at a time when IBM was desperately in need of a make-over. We've continued to have sessions at Marine Corps University.

Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

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Airline Reservation System

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Airline Reservation System
Date: 17 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#71 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#72 Airline Reservation System

Two processor 370s multiprocessors processor clocks cut by 10% to allow for some of the cache consistency protocol chatter ... aka 370 two processor starts out just being 1.8 times a single processor (as a result ... reduced further by handling of cross-cache invalidation signals). MVS typically claimed 1.2-1.5 throughput of single processor (because of the additional multiprocessor software overhead).

When I put multiprocessor support into VM370 release 3 (in the morph from CP67->VM370 one of many things dropped was multiprocessor support) ... originally for US HONE (world-wide sales&marketing online HONE was long time customer of my production internal operating systems) .... so they could double the processors on their 8-way loosely-coupled single system image complex (8 POK machines, upgraded to two-processor systems) ... largest complex in the world (at the time) ... I played some games with what effectively worked like processor affinity (each processor spending longer time doing the same thing rather than more frequent switching resulting in cache flush/reload, cache miss spikes) ... and achieved twice single processor (higher cache hit rate offsetting slower processor and multiprocessor software overhead).

Since 3081 was two processor machine with clock already slowed down (from single processor) ... coming out with single processor allowed processor clock effectively returned to normal.

Eventually there was also 3083 custom for ACP/TPF with special microcode load for the channel processors that was tuned for ACP/TPF I/O characteristics (since Amdahl single processor machine had higher throughput than 3081K ... best 3083 was still only half Amdahl).

VM370 finally does ship some multiprocessor support in release 4 (late 70s).

3084 (four processors) was two (two processors) lashed together .... now instead of one other processor sending you cache invalidates, you had three other processors doing it ... to minimize the overhead they redid VM370 kernel storage management to make all storage allocations aligned on cache line boundary and multiple of cache line size ... claiming they got 5-10% throughput improvement.

SMP multiprocessor posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp
HONE posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone

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Airline Reservation System

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Airline Reservation System
Date: 18 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#71 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#72 Airline Reservation System
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#74 Airline Reservation System

in CP67 there was attempt to differentiate between tasks going into wait for something like a disk i/o ("high-speed) and should be left in queue or "low-speed" and dropped from queue ... based on real device type ... aka terminals. When something was started for real high-speed I/O, a count was incremented and when it finished, the count was decremented. If task entered wait state and count was greater than zero, it would be left in queue. All sort of bad stuff happened in the morph from CP67->VM370 like dropping lots of features (like multiprocessor support). vm370 also changed the high/low speed determination ... rather than have a count of real high-speed, it would constantly scan each task (virtual) I/O configuration looking for active virtual high-speed I/O. Besides the increase in overhead ... it also had the downside when there was virtual low-speed 3215 was mapped to real high-speed channel attached 3270 terminal ... which would cause excessive queue drop/adds. old email about getting the cp67 high speed count implementation out to vm370 customers .... references large TLA gov. customer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#email830420

above also mentions modification to CMS which chains all queued terminal I/Os for one operation (instead of separate I/O operation for each line) ... this is similar to the (CP mod) for 3270 terminal block write ... but works for all kinds of (real) terminals, like the govs fast glass teletypes (reduced qdrops frrom 65/sec to 43/sec for same workload ... helps offset the significant increase in their multiprocessor degradation that was done for ACP/TPF customers) ... not just 3270 terminals ... reducing both CMS and CP overhead for all kinds of terminals.

a couple ref to q-drop
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007.html#13 "The Elements of Programming Style"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#90 A History of VM Performance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011c.html#92 A History of VM Performance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#68 I quit this NG

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4341 Benchmarks

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 4341 Benchmarks
Date: 20 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Transfer to SJR in 77, got to wander around most IBM and customer locations in silicon valley ... including disk engineering (bldg14) & product test (bldg1) which were running prescheduled, 7x24 stand alone mainframe testing (they had tried MVS but it had 15min mean-time-between-failure in that environment, requiring system re-ipl). I offered to rewrite input/output supervisor to make it bullet proof and never fail, enabling any amount of ondemand concurrent testing, greatly improving productivity.

Product test got the 1st engineering 3033 (outside POK) for disk & channel testing ... and since testing only took percent or two of CPU, we setup private online envirornment with a spare string of 3330s. They then get first engineering 4341 (outside endicott), I have more 4341 time than anybody else in the corporation. Jan1979 I get con'ed into doing fortran benchmarks (from CDC6600) on engineering 4341 for national lab that was looking at getting 70 4341s for compute farm (sort of the leading edge of the coming cluster supercomputer tsunami).

We also ran the benchmark on a bunch of other mainframe models. 4341 beat 3031, and a small 4341 cluster had higher throughput than 3033, much less expensive, smaller footprint and less environmentals (folklore that head of POK felt so threatened, he got corporate to cut in half a critical 4341 manufacturing component). Because of 4341 didn't require 4341 datacenter environment, large corporations started ordering hundreds at a time for placing out in departmental areas (sort of the leading edge of the coming distributed computing tsunami).

getting to play disk engineer in bldg14&15
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

email referencing 4300s
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/lhwemail.html#43xx

recent posts mentioning 4341:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#19 What is a mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#28 50 years online at home
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#38 Early mainframe security
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#42 If Memory Had Been Cheaper
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#2 How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#6 3880 & 3380
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#38 IBM HA/CMP Product
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#53 Amdahl Computers

older posts mentioning national lab benchmark
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#0 Is a VAX a mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2000d.html#7 4341 was "Is a VAX a mainframe?"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001l.html#32 mainframe question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002b.html#0 Microcode?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002f.html#8 Is AMD doing an Intel?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#7 CDC6600 - just how powerful a machine was it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#19 CDC6600 - just how powerful a machine was it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#22 CDC6600 - just how powerful a machine was it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#37 IBM was: CDC6600 - just how powerful a machine was it?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#4 misc. old benchmarks (4331 & 11/750)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005m.html#25 IBM's mini computers--lack thereof
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006r.html#40 REAL memory column in SDSF
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006t.html#19 old vm370 mitre benchmark
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006x.html#31 The Future of CPUs: What's After Multi-Core?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006y.html#21 moving on
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007d.html#62 Cycles per ASM instruction
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007e.html#32 I/O in Emulated Mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007f.html#44 Is computer history taught now?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009d.html#54 mainframe performance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009e.html#18 Microminiaturized Modules
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#67 ACP, One of the Oldest Open Source Apps
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#87 "The Naked Mainframe" (Forbes Security Article)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#41 My first mainframe experience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#126 Deja Cloud?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#30 New IBM mainframe instructions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012f.html#46 Cartons of Punch Cards
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012j.html#91 printer history Languages influenced by PL/1
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#58 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#61 I Must Have Been Dreaming (36-bit word needed for ballistics?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#94 Optimization, CPU time, and related issues
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#11 360/85
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015f.html#85 Miniskirts and mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#4 3380 was actually FBA?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#91 IBM 4341, introduced in 1979, was 26 times faster than the 360/30
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#71 Miniskirts and mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#105 DOS descendant still lives was Re: slight reprieve on the z
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#106 DOS descendant still lives was Re: slight reprieve on the z
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#116 How the internet was invented
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#44 Resurrected! Paul Allen's tech team brings 50-year-old supercomputer back from the dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#3 GREAT presentation on the history of the mainframe
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#62 64 bit addressing into the future
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#46 VSE timeline [was: RE: VSAM usage for ancient disk models]

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IBM Tokenring

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Tokenring
Date: 21 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
Co-worker and good friend at Research left IBM and was doing lots of consulting work in Silicon Valley ... lots of optimization work on HSPICE ... also lots of work for senior engineering VP for large VSLI company. He did a lot of work on AT&T C compiler for IBM mainframe, fixing lots of bugs and significantly improving code optimization for mainframe ... and then ported a lot of the Berkeley VLSI tools from unix to mainframe. One day the IBM marketing rep stopped by and asked him what he was doing ... he said mainframe ethernet support for SGI graphics stations as front-end to IBM mainframes. The market rep said he should be doing token-ring instead or otherwise they might find their mainframe service not as timely as in the past. I then get a call and have to listen to an hour of four letter words. The next morning, the senior engineering VP has a press conference and says they are replacing all the mainframes with SUN servers. IBM then has whole slew of taskforces studying why silicon valley is moving off mainframes ... but they weren't allowed to considering how offensive IBM marketing reps were.

In early 80s, I had HSDT project doing T1 (1.5mbits) and faster computer links (both terrestrial and satellite) and was working with the director of NSF and was suppose to get $20M to interconnect the NSF supercomputer centers. Then congress cuts the budget, some other things happened and eventually an RFP is released (in part based on what we already had running). ... old post with 28Mar1986 preliminary release.
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#12
Internal politics prevent us from bidding and the NSF director tries to help by writing the company a letter with support from other agencies (copying the CEO) but that just makes the internal politics worse (as does comment that what we already had running was at least 5yrs ahead of all RPF responses). As regional networks connect into the centers, it grows into the NSFNET backbone (precursor to modern internet) https://www.technologyreview.com/s/401444/grid-computing/

NSF interconnect posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#nsfnet

While the RFP called for T1 link interconnect, the winning bid actually put in 440kbit links and then to create a facade that they were doing T1, they put in T1 trunks with telco multiplexors running multiple 440kbit links over T1 trunks ... calling it a "T1 network" ... we periodically ridiculed why didn't they call it a T3 or a T5 network ... since the T1 trunks in places, would have been multiplexed over T3 or T5 trunks.

Later NSF had a call for T3 upgrade and internally within IBM they were going to put in response. Apparently to shutdown my sniping and ridiculing, I was asked to be the red team and there were a couple dozen people from half dozen labs around the world were the blue team. At the final executive review, I presented first and then the blue team. Five minutes into the blue team presentation, the executive pounded on the table and said he would lay down in front of a garbage truck before he let anything but the blue team proposal go forward (I get up and walk out).

There was enormous amount of fabricated and misinformation being sent around internal email. Somebody gathered much of it up and forwarded to us. In the past I've posted to usenet a heavily snipped and redacted copy (to protect the guilty) ... archived here (also NSF required tcp/ip, part of the misinformation for corporate executive committee was implying that they could use sna).
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006w.html#email870109

New Almaden Research center had extensively wired for CAT5 assuming token-ring ... but they found that 10mbit ethernet had higher per card throughput, higher aggregate network throughput and lower latency than 16mbit token-ring. Furthermore AT-bus CAT5 ethernet cards with AMD Lance chip were going for $69 ... and greatly outperforning IBM microchannel 16mbit token-ring cards that were going for $899.

HSDT also did pilot 3-node TDMA satellite project with encrypted T1 links ... 4.5meter dishes in Los Gatos and Yorktown and 7meter dish in Austin (next to bldg45). San Jose had T3 collins digital radio microwave campus network, there was T3 from Los Gatos to roof of bldg 12 on main plant site. Disk engineering had been relocated from bldg14 (undergoing seismic retrofit) to temp bldg ("86") just south of the main plant site ... and they had a EVE logic simulator. For Austin RIOS chip, did T1 sat. link to Los Gatos then T1 link thru T3 trunk thru bldg12 to bldg85 ... for Austin use of the EVE logic simulator. Part of the issue, was IBM had corporate mandate for encrypted links and it was difficult to find link encryptors faster than T1.

HSDT posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#hsdt
internal network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internalnet

recent EVE logic simulator posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018b.html#84 HSDT, LSM, and EVE
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#7 Oct1986 IBM user group SEAS history presentation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#5 LSM - Los Gatos State Machine
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#6 3880 & 3380
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#62 Mainframe IPL

recent posts mentioning token-ring
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#109 IBM Token-Ring
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#110 IBM Token-RIng
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#51 3090/3880 trivia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#54 IBM bureaucracy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#66 Token-Ring
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#72 Token-Ring
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#75 IBM downturn
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#27 PC Market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#139 Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#63 Mainframe IPL

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Interactive Computing

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Interactive Computing
Date: 23 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
within year of taking intro to fortran/computers, univ hired me full time responsible for ibm mainframe systems. Univ. shutdown datacenter 8am sat to 8am mon, and I got the whole place for 48hrs straight (although 48hrs w/o sleep, made any monday morning class a little hard). Univ. had been sold 360/67 for tss/360, but tss/360 never came to production fruition so ran as 360/65 with os/360 (mft then mvt).

Then last week jan1968, three people from IBM cambridge science center came out and installed CP67 (precursor to vm370) ... although it was pretty much limited to my weekend use, I got to rewrite a lot of CP67 code (which was picked up and shipped in the product), IBM would even suggest things for me to redo ... even tho I never heard about gov. agencies users until some years later, in retrospect some of the suggestions could have originated with them.

Then before I graduate, I'm hired into small group in the Boeing CFO office, to help with the formation of Boeing Computer Services (consolidate all dataprocessing into an independent business unit to better monetize the investment). 747#3 is flying skies of Seattle getting FAA flt certification. I thought Renton datacenter was possibly largest in the world, couple hundred million in 360 gear, 360/65s arriving faster than they could be installed, boxes constantly being staged in hallways around the machine room. Boeing also had disaster plan to replicate Renton up in Everett at the new 747 plant (Mt. Rainier heats up and the resulting mud slide takes out Renton, supposedly the cost of being w/o Renton for a week would cost Boeing more than the cost of the Renton datacenter). CFO has small machine room up in offices at Boeing field with 360/30 for payroll, but they expand the machine room to add 360/67 for me to play with CP67. When I graduate, I join the IBM cambridge science center (instead of staying at Boeing).

scince center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech
some recent posts mentioning BCS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#54 IBM bureaucracy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#60 IBM 360/67
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#151 OT: Boeing to temporarily halt manufacturing of 737 MAX
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#153 At Boeing, C.E.O.'s Stumbles Deepen a Crisis
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#10 "This Plane Was Designed By Clowns, Who Are Supervised By Monkeys"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#29 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#41 CADAM & Catia

Sometime after joining IBM, I'm asked to give some computer&security classes in Virginia at TLA-gov agency and find they are big user of virtual machine interactive computing ... although I've never have clearance ... they would sometimes treat as if I did ... even bragging that they knew where I was everyday of my life back to birth (challenging me to name any date, of course this was before the Church commission). They also became very active in (IBM mainframe user group) SHARE ... and instead of choosing the agency letters for their SHARE ID, they choose "CAD" (supposedly for cloak-and-dagger) ... and would see them off & on over two decades. About this time, IBM also got a new CSO (formally in gov. service, at one time head of presidential detail) and I was asked to travel with him some, talking about computer security (while a little bit of physical security rubs off on me).

After leaving IBM, we are brought into small client/server startup as consultants that wants to do payment transactions on their server, the startup had also invented this technology they call "SSL" they want to use, the result is now frequently called "electronic commerce". Having done "electronic commerce", get sucked into lots of the financial industry and served on financial industry security and encryption standard committees (as well as financial industry infrastructure protection meetings in white house annex). The crypto committees have a lot of NIST participation plus a couple other gov. agencies ... one up in Maryland and the other in Virginia ... which required periodic visits. Visits a decade ago to TLA-gov agency in Virginia at visitor checkin, noticed the visitors checkin list was printed on fan fold paper ... and the top page was a VM separator page.

some posts mentioning gov TLA:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#57 any 70's era supercomputers that ran as slow as today's supercomputers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#24 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#46 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#47 Is C close to the machine?

... trivia (topic drift): I was introduced to John Boyd in the early 80s and would sponsor his briefings at IBM (89/90, Commandant of the Marine Corps leverages Boyd for a corps makeover, at a time when IBM was desperately in need of major makeover). One of Boyd stories was about being very vocal that the electronics across the trail wouldn't work ... so (possibly as punishment) is put in command of "spook base" (about the same time I'm at Boeing). Boyd biography has "spook base" a $2.5B "wind fall" for IBM (ten times Renton).

Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

... other topic drift/trivia: when I was undergraduate and responsible for univ. ibm systems ... it seemed like IBM would rotate newly minted SEs thru the account every couple months ... like I was suppose to give them advanced training.

some stuff TLA gov agency refs in 1st half of 80s
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001f.html#57 any 70's era supercomputers that ran as slow as today's supercomputers?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006y.html#10 Why so little parallelism?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008d.html#42 VM/370 Release 6 Waterloo tape (CIA MODS)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#37 Hillgang user group presentation yesterday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009s.html#0 tty
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010d.html#14 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010e.html#31 What was old is new again (water chilled)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010p.html#4 origin of 'fields'?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010q.html#18 Plug Your Data Leaks from the inside
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011f.html#60 Dyadic vs AP: Was "CPU utilization/forecasting"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013k.html#25 spacewar
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#37 How many EBCDIC machines are still around?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#58 The CIA's new "family jewels": Going back to Church?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015e.html#5 Remember 3277?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#81 DEC and The Americans
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#45 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017k.html#39 IBM etc I/O channels?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#86 Predicting the future in five years as seen from 1983
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#4 Oct1986 IBM user group SEAS history presentation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#22 Online Computer Conferencing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#80 TCM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#46 IBM 9020
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#75 Airline Reservation System

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IBM Disk Division

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Disk Division
Date: 23 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
second half 80s, a senior disk engineer got talk scheduled at annual, world-wide, internal communication group conference supposedly on 3174 performance ... but opened the talk with statement that the communication group was going to be responsible for demise of the disk division. The issue was that the communication group had strategic ownership of everything that crossed the datacenter wall and were fiercely fighting off client/server and distributed computing. The disk division was seeing drop in disk sales with customer moving to platforms more distributed computing friendly. The disk division came up with a number of solutions, but they were constantly being vetoed by the communication group with their strategic stranglehold on datacenters. The communication group datacenter stranglehold not only affected disk sales but much of the rest of computing business ... and a couple years later, IBM goes into the red (and was being reorged into the 13 baby blues in preparation for breaking up the company).

communication group dumb terminal posts (and will be responsible for demise of disk division)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#terminal
getting to play disk engineer in bldgs 14&15 posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

trivia: disk division software executive tried to work around communication group stranglehold by investing in startups that would use IBM disks ... he would periodically call us in and asked us to lend a hand with some of his investments.

other trivia: I was introduced to John Boyd in the early 80s and would sponsor his briefings at IBM. 89/90 the Commandant of the Marine Corps leverages Boyd for a makeover of the corp ... at a time when IBM was also desperately in need of a makeover.

Boyd posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subboyd.html

Mid-70s I started showing that disk throughput was not keeping up with system throughput. Early 80s, I was claiming that disk relative system throughput had declined by an order of magnitude over approx. 15yrs (processor & memory increased 40-50 times, disks only increase 3-5 times). A disk division executive took exception and assigned the division performance group to refute the claim. After a couple weeks, they came back and effectively said that I had slightly understated the problem. They then respun the analysis into a SHARE presentation on how to configure disks to improve system throughput, 16Aug1984, SHARE 63, B874.

In SHARE performance group we had lots of discussion about datacenter bean counters wanting to fill 3380s full of data and wouldn't listen to arguments that critical system data needed dedicated 3380s for throughput. We came up with proposal that IBM create small capacity, "fast" 3380s for critical system purposes and charge more for them (which bean counters would understand ... but were actually normal 3380s with special 3880 microcode load that restricted number of cylinders).

B874 posts:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#18 AS/400 and MVS - clarification please
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002i.html#46 AS/400 and MVS - clarification please
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006f.html#3 using 3390 mod-9s
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006o.html#68 DASD Response Time (on antique 3390?)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007s.html#5 Poster of computer hardware events?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009g.html#71 308x Processors - was "Mainframe articles"
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009i.html#7 My Vintage Dream PC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#34 A Complete History Of Mainframe Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009k.html#52 Hercules; more information requested
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#67 ACP, One of the Oldest Open Source Apps
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010c.html#1 "The Naked Mainframe" (Forbes Security Article)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010h.html#70 25 reasons why hardware is still hot at IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#31 Wax ON Wax OFF -- Tuning VSAM considerations
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#32 OS idling
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010l.html#33 History of Hard-coded Offsets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010n.html#18 Mainframe Slang terms
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#35 CKD DASD
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#61 Speed of Old Hard Disks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#1 Multiple Virtual Memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#5 Why are organizations sticking with mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#32 Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#73 Tape vs DASD - Speed/time/CPU utilization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#39 A bit of IBM System 360 nostalgia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#62 ISO documentation of IBM 3375, 3380 and 3390 track format
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#72 'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years agotoday
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014l.html#90 What's the difference between doing performance in a mainframe environment versus doing in others
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#87 Death of spinning disk?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015g.html#0 Miniskirts and mainframes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#110 Is there a source for detailed, instruction-level performance info?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#12 You count as an old-timer if (was Re: Origin of the phrase "XYZZY")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#21 What was a 3314?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#68 Raspberry Pi 3?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016e.html#38 How the internet was invented
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#40 Floating point registers or general purpose registers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#43 "I used a real computer at home...and so will you" (Popular Science May 1967)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016h.html#45 Resurrected! Paul Allen's tech team brings 50-year-old supercomputer back from the dead
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#32 Virtualization's Past Helps Explain Its Current Importance
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017b.html#70 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#61 Paging subsystems in the era of bigass memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#5 TSS/8, was A Whirlwind History of the Computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#28 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#46 Temporary Data Sets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#96 thrashing, was Re: A Computer That Never Was: the IBM 7095
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#30 Bottlenecks and Capacity planning
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018e.html#93 It's 1983: What computer would you buy?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#78 370 virtual memory
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#94 MVS Boney Fingers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019d.html#63 IBM 3330 & 3380
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#17 Performance History, 5-10Oct1986, SEAS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#59 San Jose bldg 50 and 3380 manufacturing

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CICS

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: CICS
Date: 24 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
within a year of taking intro to fortran/computers univ hires me fulltime to be responsible for 360 mainframe systems. Later univ. library gets a ONR grant to do online catalog, some of the money goes for 2321 datacell. project is also selected to be betatest site for original CICS program product and helping debug is added to my tasks. one of the first/hardest problems to figure out was cics would just stop dead on startup ... turns out that cics had hardcoded open for a specific set of BDAM options ... that weren't documented ... and library had created the files with different set of BDAM options ... tracking that down (w/o source) was real pain.

In the 90s after leaving IBM, was doing some work at NIH National Library of Medicine ... and there were two people still there that had done the original implementation from the 60s (not CICS, had wrote their own transaction monitor from scratch) ... and we sat around BS'ing about online catalog and BDAM.

some web pages, gone 404, but live on at way back page (including multiprocessor exploitation (2004)
https://web.archive.org/web/20071124013919/http://www.yelavich.com/history/toc.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20050409124902/http://www.yelavich.com/cicshist.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20090107054344/http://www.yelavich.com/history/ev200402.htm

I was in datacenter turn of the century that had banner over a system that said: "129 CICS instances" (aka before multiprocessor exploitation) ... it specialized in outsourcing and this was handling everything for every cable TV company in the country (backend processing, accounts, billing, loading TV settop boxes, etc)

cics/bdam postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#cics

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Keypunch

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Keypunch
Date: 24 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
took two semester hr intro to fortran/computers ... still had 709 tape->tape with 1401 used for tape<->unit record (reader/print/punch) front end and 026s in student keypunch room. univ was sold 360/67 for tss/360 to replace the 709/1401 (but tss/360 never came to production fruition and so machine spent most of the time as 360/65 running os/360). as part of transition, the 1401 was replaced was with 360/30.

At end of intro class semester, I got student job to re-implement 1401 MPIO on 360/30 (the 360/30 could run it directly in 1401 mode, but it apparently was part of gaining 360 experience). I got to design and implement my own monitor, device drivers, interrupt handlers, error recovery, storage management, etc. Univ shutdown datacenter from 8am sat to 8am mon and I would have the whole place to myself for 48hrs straight ... and could use 029 in the machine room and and i learned to read punch hole hexadecimal ... I would take executable card "txt" deck ... fan it to place I wanted to patch ... insert the card into 029 and dup out to address that I wanted to patch and then multi-punch the hex patch into the new card. Program was eventually 2000 assembler statements ... box of cards. Eventually the 709 & 360/30 is replaced with 360/67 and I was hired fulltime with responsibility for 360 systems (continued to have the datacenter to myself for 48hrs on weekends).

I also learned early that first thing coming in Sat. morning was to clean all the tape drives, the 1403 printer and take the 2540 reader/punch apart and clean everything (including emptying the bit bucket). Also found that sometimes operations had finished early and powered everything off before leaving. Powering on the 360/30 would sometimes stall ... and I eventually learned to place all the controllers in CE mode, power on the 360/30, then individually power on the controllers and then take them out of CE mode.

recent MPIO posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#46 Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#80 Languages
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#73 Movie Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#50 Univ. 709
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017f.html#36 MVS vs HASP vs JES (was 2821)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017g.html#20 Programmers Who Use Spaces Paid More
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#49 System/360--detailed engineering description (AFIPS 1964)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017j.html#49 Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018c.html#86 OS/360
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#104 OS/360 PCP JCL
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#51 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#75 CP67 & EMAIL history
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019.html#14 The PDP11 and subsequent influences
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019b.html#51 System/360 consoles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019e.html#19 All programmers that developed in machine code and Assembly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s died?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2020.html#32 IBM TSS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#41 CADAM & Catia
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#61 Mainframe IPL

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Kinder/Gentler IBM

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Kinder/Gentler IBM
Date: 24 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
kinder/gentler?? ... only if you drink the koolaid, wore the suit and were a "team player". as undergraduate, univ. hired me fulltime responsible for 360 systems ... and I got to attend (IBM mainframe user group) SHARE (and got to know a lot of customers). after joining IBM one of my hobbies was enhanced production operating systems for internal datacenters (and many of the locations were happy to have me stop by ... including the world-wide, online, sales & marketing support HONE systems) and still attend SHARE ... and lots of the customers were happy for me to stop by. One was datacenter manager for one of the largest financial datacenters at the east coast. At one point the branch manager horribly offended the customer and in retribution they ordered an Amdahl system (would be a lonely Amdahl in vast sea of IBM). This was early on for Amdahl, was selling into the technical/scientific/univ. market but hadn't broken into commercial true-blue IBM ... this would be first. I was asked to go on site for 9-12months, to help obfuscate why customer was ordering an Amdahl machine. I talked it over with the customer, he said that they would be happy to have me there, but wouldn't change their mind. I then declined IBM's offer. I was then told that the branch manager was good sailing buddy of the IBM CEO, and if i didn't, I could forget career, promotions, and raises.

cambridge science center posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#545tech

Not long later, I transfer from the cambridge science center to san jose research (where I'm allowed to wander around most IBM and customer sites in silicon valley, and make periodic other places). Disk engineering & disk product test were running 7x24, prescheduled, stand-alone mainframe testing. They said that they had tried MVS but it had 15min MTBF in that environment requiring re-ipl. I offer to rewrite I/O supervisor making it bullet proof and never fail ... allowing any amount of on-demand concurrent testing, greatly improving productivity. I also continue to provide enhanced production operating systems for (other) internal datacenters.

getting to play disk engineer posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#disk

After a few years at research, I write a speak-up saying that I was grossly underpaid with supporting documentation. I get a written answer back from head of HR saying that they had done a review of my complete employment history and I was making just what I was suppose to. I then write a response (with copies of the original and HR response) pointing out that I was being asked to interview recent graduates to be hired for a new group working under my direction ... and HR was making them offers 30% more than I was then making. I never get a written response, but several weeks later I get a 30% raise ... putting me on level playing field with new hire offers being made to recent graduates. Lots of people would remind me that in IBM, Business Ethics is an oxymoron.

I got along a lot better with (customer and IBM) datacenter directors than pompous IBM executives that frequently hardly knew what they were doing. Claim is that things really started downhill with the Future System project in the early 70s (FS internal politics were killing off 370 efforts, claiming that FS would completely replace everything else, however I continued to work on 360&370 stuff all during FS, periodically ridiculing what they were doing) and then subsequent FS implosion in the mid-70s (and the mad rush to get stuff back into 370 product pipelines). The lack of new 370 products during the FS period, is also credited with giving the clone system makers (like Amdahl) their market foothold.

Future System posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/submain.html#futuresys

other posts mentioning in IBM Business Ethics is an oxymoron
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007j.html#72 IBM Unionization
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009.html#53 CROOKS and NANNIES: what would Boyd do?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009e.html#37 How do you see ethics playing a role in your organizations current or past?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#36 U.S. students behind in math, science, analysis says
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#52 Revisiting CHARACTER and BUSINESS ETHICS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009o.html#57 U.S. begins inquiry of IBM in mainframe market
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#57 MasPar compiler and simulator
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#60 MasPar compiler and simulator
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009p.html#87 IBM driving mainframe systems programmers into the ground
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#50 "Portable" data centers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#38 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010f.html#20 Would you fight?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#0 16:32 far pointers in OpenWatcom C/C++
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010g.html#44 16:32 far pointers in OpenWatcom C/C++
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011b.html#59 Productivity And Bubbles
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#28 How to Stuff a Wild Duck
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#42 The IBM "Open Door" policy
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014c.html#65 IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#52 EBFAS
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014i.html#47 IBM Programmer Aptitude Test
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#25 Globalization Worker Negotiation
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017.html#78 IBM Disk Engineering
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#49 IBM Career
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#9 Terminology - Datasets
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018d.html#13 Workplace Advice I Wish I Had Known
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#96 IBM Career

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Kinder/Gentler IBM

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: Kinder/Gentler IBM
Date: 24 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#82 Kinder/Gentler IBM

In late 70s and early 80s, I was also blamed for online computer conferencing (precursor to modern social media) on the IBM internal network (larger than arpanet/internet from just about the beginning until sometime mid/late 80s). Folklore is that when the corporate executive committee was told, 5of6 wanted to fire me (downside was lots of internal datacenters ran my systems). some of it was referred to as "tandem memos" ... from ibmjargon:
Tandem Memos - n. Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). That's another Tandem Memos. A phrase to worry middle management. It refers to the computer-based conference (widely distributed in 1981) in which many technical personnel expressed dissatisfaction with the tools available to them at that time, and also constructively criticized the way products were [are] developed. The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. If you have not seen the memos, try reading the November 1981 Datamation summary.
... later versions removed the datamation reference.

online computer conferencing posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc
internal network posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#internalnet

besides being told (in IBM) Business Ethics is an oxymoron ... I also remember being advised that you can tell those out in front by the arrows in their back as well as in departure executive interview that they could have forgiven you for being wrong, but they were never going to forgive you for being right.

arrows in the back and/or forgive for being right refs:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#61 arrogance metrics (Benoits) was: general networking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003i.html#71 Offshore IT
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008m.html#30 Taxes
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009h.html#74 My Vintage Dream PC
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009r.html#50 "Portable" data centers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#38 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#40 Strategy subsumes culture
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012o.html#51 Lotus: Farewell to a Once-Great Tech Brand
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013b.html#31 Ethernet at 40: Its daddy reveals its turbulent youth
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#57 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013f.html#78 The cloud is killing traditional hardware and software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013i.html#63 Making mainframe technology hip again
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#5 Voyager 1 just left the solar system using less computing powerthan your iP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013n.html#79 wtf ? - was Catalog system for Unix et al
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014b.html#44 Resistance to Java
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014d.html#50 Can we logon to TSO witout having TN3270 up ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014e.html#7 Last Gasp for Hard Disk Drives
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#69 Is end of mainframe near ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014f.html#78 Over in the Mainframe Experts Network LinkedIn group
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014m.html#59 Why you need batch cloud computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015c.html#34 30 yr old email
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015d.html#14 3033 & 3081 question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#42 Computers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#80 IBM Sells Somers Site for $31.75 million
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016g.html#81 IBM Sells Somers Site for $31.75 million
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017c.html#55 The ICL 2900
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#21 ARM Cortex A53 64 bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017h.html#21 IBM ... the rise and fall
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#35 IBM Shareholders Need Employee Enthusiasm, Engagemant And Passions
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017i.html#86 WW II cryptography
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018f.html#25 LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

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3272/3277 interactive computing

From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: 3272/3277 interactive computing
Date: 24 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
2741 terminals were for interactive computing ... then came 3272/3277 ... channel attach 3272 controller with .089sec hardware response plus system response for total interactive response seen by user. Then 3274/3278 replacement, where they moved lots of the electronics back into the controller to make terminal manufacturing cheaper ... but significant incrased coax protocol chatter and latency ... driving hardware response to .3sec-.5sec (or higher, depending on data&operations). This was at a time where they were studies showing benefits of quarter second human interactive response (system+hardware). I had systems that were getting .11sec system response ... met getting .199sec human interactive response ... but impossible with 3274/3278. Letters written to 3274 product administrator came back that 3274/3278 wasn't designed for interactive computing ... but data entry (aka, electronic keypunch). Also managed to do some hardware hacks on 3277 that further improved its human factors ... which was not possible with 3278 because electronics moved back to controller.

Much later could see some of this with IBM/PC where 3277 emulation card got 3-4 times the upload/download throughput of a 3278 emulation card (in part because of the enormous increase in coax protocol chatter).

trivia, I've tried to do HTML emulation of the xmas exec ... archived here ... colors & blinking aren't as bright
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007v.html#54

more trivia: 2740 was data entry ... but for 274x selectric letter quality ... instead of regular cloth/fabric ribbon, there was film ribbon that had much crisper quality print.

past posts mentioning 3272/3277 and 3274/3278
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001k.html#30 3270 protocol
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2003e.html#43 IBM 3174
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005r.html#28 Intel strikes back with a parallel x86 design
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2006s.html#42 Ranking of non-IBM mainframe builders?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007r.html#7 IBM System/3 & 3277-1
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007r.html#10 IBM System/3 & 3277-1
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008h.html#9 3277 terminals and emulators
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009e.html#19 Architectural Diversity
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009h.html#42 Book on Poughkeepsie
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009l.html#60 ISPF Counter
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009q.html#50 The 50th Anniversary of the Legendary IBM 1401
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010b.html#31 Happy DEC-10 Day
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010m.html#80 3270 Emulator Software
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010o.html#57 So why doesn't the mainstream IT press seem to get the IBM mainframe?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011e.html#94 coax (3174) throughput
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#41 My first mainframe experience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#43 My first mainframe experience
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011o.html#20 3270 archaeology
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#84 Is there an SPF setting to turn CAPS ON like keyboard key?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#12 Who originated the phrase "user-friendly"?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#13 From Who originated the phrase "user-friendly"?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012d.html#19 Writing article on telework/telecommuting
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012k.html#3 printer history Languages influenced by PL/1
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#15 cp67, vm370, etc
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012m.html#37 Why File transfer through TSO IND$FILE is slower than TCP/IP FTP ?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012n.html#61 Should you support or abandon the 3270 as a User Interface?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#1 3270 response & channel throughput
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#12 HCF [was Re: AMC proposes 1980s computer TV series "Halt &Catch Fire"]
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013e.html#66 Sequence Numbrs (was 32760?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013l.html#25 Teletypewriter Model 33
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2013m.html#5 Voyager 1 just left the solar system using less computing powerthan your iP
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014g.html#23 Three Reasons the Mainframe is in Trouble
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2014h.html#106 TSO Test does not support 65-bit debugging?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015.html#38 [CM] IBM releases Z13 Mainframe - looks like Batman
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016.html#15 Dilbert ... oh, you must work for IBM
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016c.html#8 You count as an old-timer if (was Re: Origin of the phrase "XYZZY")
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#42 Old Computing
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016d.html#104 Is it a lost cause?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2016f.html#1 Frieden calculator
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017d.html#25 ARM Cortex A53 64 bit
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2017e.html#26 [CM] What was your first home computer?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2019c.html#4 3270 48th Birthday

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IBM Auditors and Games

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Auditors and Games
Date: 25 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
We were having security audit from corporate and big dustup over their demand that all demo programs (games) be removed from our systems. This was in period when most IBM logon screens said for "official business only" ... while ours had been changed for "management approved purposes". After transferring to west coast I was allowed to wander around most IBM and customer locations in silicon valley ... on one visit to TYMSHARE they demo a copy of a game they had got from Stanford SAIL PDP10 system and ported to VM/CMS called Adventure and I was going to get a copy (I would distribute an executable version and anybody that showed they had completed the game, I would send full source) ... it was start of the demo program collection.

We also deployed a lot of 6670 printers into departmental areas around the bldg. The print driver would select a page from the alternate paper drawer to print the output separator page (which was loaded with colored paper) and we had modified the driver to print random selection from file of quotations and sayings (including the IBM Jargon file). The auditors were then doing after hours sweep looking for classified documents left out (they didn't find any), and found (non-classified) document with the following on the separator page:
[Business Maxims:] Signs, real and imagined, which belong on the walls of the nation's offices: 1) Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing; It Wastes Your Time and It Annoys the Pig. 2) Sometimes the Crowd IS Right. 3) Auditors Are the People Who Go in After the War Is Lost and Bayonet the Wounded. 4) To Err Is Human -- To Forgive Is Not Company Policy.
... and they were complaining to management that we had done it to ridicule them.

Had a similar (but different) problem with many plant security people when we first started doing the internal online phone books (collecting original softcopies, reformatting and distributing the growing collection) ... who claimed that while paper copies were "internal use only" ... that any online soft copy would have much higher security classification.

trivia: TYMSHARE ran an online commercial service bureau that included on online (VM/CMS) and they started making their CMS-based computer conferencing system (early precursor to social media) "free" to the (IBM mainframe user group) SHARE starting in Aug1976 ... and I cut a deal with them to get monthly copies of all VMSHARE (and later PCSHARE) files for putting up on internal IBM network and systems (including the IBM internal, online, world-wide sales&marketing support HONE systems). One of biggest obstacles where IBM legal and business people who were concerned that internal employees would be "contaminated" exposed to customer information (and/or possibly find out that some of what IBM executives were telling internal employees was different from what customers were actually saying). VMSHARE archives http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare

online computer conferencing posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subnetwork.html#cmc
HONE posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone

6670 driver postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2001m.html#16 mainframe question
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002d.html#36 Mainframers: Take back the light (spotlight, that is)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2002k.html#61 arrogance metrics (Benoits) was: general networking
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2004l.html#61 Shipwrecks
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005f.html#48 1403 printers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2005f.html#51 1403 printers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007b.html#36 Special characters in passwords was Re: RACF - Password rules
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007b.html#37 Special characters in passwords was Re: RACF - Password rules
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008g.html#34 WWII supplies
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#68 Blinkenlights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008o.html#69 Blinkenlights
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2008p.html#71 Password Rules
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2009m.html#1 Does this count as 'computer' folklore?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2010k.html#49 GML
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011.html#89 Make the mainframe work environment fun and intuitive
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011f.html#62 Mixing Auth and Non-Auth Modules
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011g.html#21 program coding pads
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012.html#45 You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012b.html#26 Strategy subsumes culture
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012e.html#95 Burroughs B5000, B5500, B6500 videos
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012l.html#6 Some fun with IBM acronyms and jargon (was Re: Auditors Don't Know Squat!)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2012p.html#57 Displaywriter, Unix manuals added to Bitsavers
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2015h.html#67 IMPI (System/38 / AS/400 historical)
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2018.html#103 1956 -- circuit reliability book

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IBM Auditors and Games

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From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn@garlic.com
Subject: IBM Auditors and Games
Date: 25 Jan 2021
Blog: Facebook
re:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2021.html#85 IBM Auditors and Games

other tivia: one of my hobbies after joining IBM was enhanced production systems for internal datacenters and HONE was long time customer. In the mid-70s, the US HONE datacenters had been consolidated in silicon valley ... 168-3 systems in an 8-way single-system-image loosely coupled complex (max #channels connect to farm of 3330s, similar to the largest ACP/TPF complexes). In the morph from CP67->VM370 lots of features were greatly simplified and/or dropped, including SMP, tightly-coupled multiprocessor support. For HONE, I added tightly-coupled support into VM370 release 3 ... and they were then able to add 2nd processor to each system, doubling the number of processors (beating the largest ACP/TPF complexes, since ACP/TPF didn't have tightly-coupled support).

more trivia: when facebook first moves into silicon valley, it is into a new bldg built next door to the former consolidated US HONE datacenter.

footnote: Charlie had invented "compare-and-swap" instruction when he was working on CP67 kernel fine-grain multiprocessor locking (CAS mnemonic chosen because CAS were charlie's initials). Initially 370 architecture owners rebuffed adding it to 370 because they said that the POK favorite son operating system people claimed that the 360 test&set instruction was sufficient. we were told that in order to justify the instruction for 370, additional uses had to be found (other than SMP locking) ... thus was born the examples for multi-threaded applications (like large DBMS systems) that still are included in principles of operation.

RIP: Charlie passed Jan2 while hospitalized for covid pneumonia.

HONE postings
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#hone
SMP/tightly-coupled, &/or compare-and-swap posts
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#smp

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