The first phase of the product will see SPSS software run on the AS/400 using the IPCS Integrated PC Server
Intel cards, but later phases of the development project will include client/server versions that will be natively supported on the AS/400.
Integrated PC Server
(IPCS), which is built into AS/400 and runs
In the meantime, IBM seems content to have Windows NT as the only real supported environment on its Integrated PC Server
for AS/400s and Gartner expects that IBM will start pushing mixed NT- OS/400 environments, with the AS/400 as the central data base and application logic split between the AS/400 and NT.
Windows NT on the Integrated PC Server
, enabling customers to run personal productivity applications without a separate NT server
The Jacada gateway was previously only supported on Windows NT, which could run on an outboard PC server or an inboard AS/400 Integrated PC Server
The Integrated PC Server
can manage up to eight networks -- consisting, for example, of Notes, OS/2 or Novell NetWare(b).
IBM is also reportedly planning to announce a new Integrated PC Server
card for the AS/400 line that uses a 333-MHz Intel Pentium II processor, which is significantly faster than the 200 megahertz Pentium Pro chip used in the fastest current IPCS card.