The AS/400 - formally renamed the "eServer iSeries/400," but still commonly known as AS/400 - is a mid-size server designed for small businesses and departments in large enterprises. We think that even if you've never worked with this particular server, you'll still be familiar with many of the terms associated with it. Good luck!

This week's quiz has a slightly different format. Your goal will be to match the correct term in the left-hand column with its description in the right-hand column.

How to take the quiz:
After reading the question, click on the answer that you think is correct to go to the definition. If the answer you've chosen is correct, you will see the question text or an approximation of it somewhere in the definition.
After reading the question, write down the letter of your answer choice on scrap paper. Check your answers by using the answer key at the end of the quiz.

a) Quick Fix Engineering
b) garbage collecting
c) just-in-time compiler
e) Erlang
g) DCE
h) RPG
i) hot fix
j) High-Level Data Link Control
k) machine code
l) program temporary fix
m) PowerPC
n) virtual memory
o) WebSphere
p) logical partition
r) AIX
s) Javascript
u) virtual machine
v) High-Performance Parallel Interface
w) problem program
x) OS/400
y) Linux
z) High Performance File System

1._____ This is a microprocessor developed jointly by Apple, IBM, and Motorola, that uses reduced instruction-set computing.

2. _____This fully procedural programming language originated as a report-building program used in DEC and IBM mini-computer operating systems.

3._____ This is an industry standard for setting up and managing computing and data exchange in a distributed computing environment.

4._____ This solution to a bug in an IBM software product is developed after a customer or someone at IBM encounters a problem and an authorized analysis report (APAR) is written.

5. _____This is IBM's proprietary operating system for the AS/400.

6. _____This is the division of a computer's processors, memory, and storage into multiple sets of resources so that each set of resources can be operated independently with its own operating system and applications.

7._____This is an open operating system from IBM that is based on a version of UNIX.

8._____This is a platform-specific software compiler that speeds up the interpretation of Java bytecode to native-machine code for better performance.

9._____This platform-specific set of instructions allows a computer or browser to recognize and run Java applets.

10.____This is a term used to describe how Java improves performance by automatically cleaning up unused memory "on the fly".


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Quiz #1: Help Desk Basics
Quiz #2: Security Basics
Quiz #3: Data Storage
Quiz #4: Networking Hardware
Quiz #5: Getting Your Message Across the Network
Quiz #6: Servers
Quiz #7: Protocols
Quiz #8: Database Basics
Quiz #9: Wireless
Quiz #10: TCP/IP
Quiz #11: Ego-Booster
Quiz #12: Database II
Quiz #13: AS/400 (you're on this quiz now)

ANSWER KEY: 1M - 2H - 3G - 4L - 5X - 6P - 7R - 8C - 9U - 10B
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This was first published in October 2001

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