IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - June 2018 - 8
What's in a Name?
Product code names are a longstanding
IBM tradition, and the AS/400 (predecessor to the IBM i) was no exception. Up
until its launch in June 1988, the platform
was known by its code name "Silver
Lake"-a subtle tribute to the platform's
birthplace. Silver Lake is the name of
a 50-acre manmade lake in Rochester,
Minnesota, formed by a dam on the south
fork of the Zumbro River.
According to the Consumer Goods Forum,
counterfeit jewelry may cost the global economy upwards of $250 billion per year. But
the TrustChain Initiative, powered by the IBM
Blockchain platform and delivered via IBM
Cloud*, seeks to change that costly trend. The
cross-industry shared system of record would
allow every party from precious metal miners to
consumers to track the provenance of a piece of
jewelry. The TrustChain Initiative seeks to increase
transparency with consumers-and to help retailers derive added value from the ability to trace a
given piece of jewelry.
Clients have been using IBM i to innovate for 30
years. To recognize those amazing accomplishments,
IBM is profiling how 30 clients from around the world
are using the platform to advance their organizations.
Find out how a pharmaceutical wholesale distributer
uses the IBM Power Systems* platform to handle
millions of transactions a day, how a furniture manufacturer uses a web-based 3-D configurator tool
running on IBM i to help clients visualize how products will fit into their homes and more. Visit ibmi30.
mybluemix.net/ to read all of the profiles.
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