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This paper describes IBM's recently available general-purpose midrange computers—the Application System/400™, the basic intentions of the product, the significant factors setting forth system requirements, the primary design themes incorporated in the implementation of those requirements, and a description of some of the key system components. However, the paper is not intended to provide a complete system description.
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