A complete hardware upgrade for the AS400 will be installed over-night, Wednesday, 10/15-16. The AS400 will be taken off-line at 5:00pm on Oct 15. If all goes well the system should be operational by 8:00am on Thursday, Oct 16. During the outage all access to the AS400 will be unavailable.
The new hardware will be an IBM iSeries 810-2465 server. IBM no longer markets an AS400 computer. It has been replaced with the iSeries which has been optimized for on-line web connectivity.
The performance increase from this new hardware will be substantial. It should meet the needs of EMU for at least the next 3 years.