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3) System Modularity
IBM's System/38 is a general purpose data processing system
designed to significantly improve the user's productivity in
developing, maintaining and enhancing applications in an
interactive workstation environment.
The system provides 5l2K to 1 ,536K positions of main storage,
64.5 to more than 2672.6 million bytes of nonremovable auxiliary
(disks) storage, a diskette magazine facility, and a system
console with keyboard and display. A mUlti-function 96-columm
card reader/punch, up to two 650 line per minute system printers
and up to four 3410 magnetic tape subsystems may be attached.
The system supports direct attachment of up to 40 local 5250
workstation displays and printers and a large number of remotely
attached workstations through SOLe teleprocessing lines.
The workstations can be placed where they are needed in the