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two other pieces of folklore somewhat related to the closing of burlington mall location
1) the news of burlington mall closing and killing the product (since all the people were required to support mvs-xa development) was leaked to somebody in the group. there was then an extended period where everybody was interviewed to try and identify who leaked the information. a cload of suspicion pretty much hung over the place until the bldg. was actually vacated.
2) somebody had completely rewritten most the the os-360 simulation support (there was the joke at the time that the 8mbyte os-360 simulation in mvs might be doing a few more things than the 64kbyte os-360 simulation in cms). somewhat fading memory, but the rewrite really did a lot more of complete os-360 simulation, i believe a bunch of bdam bells and whistles were added as well as a bunch of stuff for both reading and writing os-360 formated filesystems. the announcement that vm370 and burlington was being killl put all such new stuff on the shelf ... and the person responsible was one of the people that went off to DEC. i'm pretty sure that the work was never revived and just evaporated with the closing of the burlington mall location.
part of endicott's install base had really started to ramp up with ecps for the 138-148 ... minor ref
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and, in fact, there was an attempt to make the ecps announcement appear that vm & hypervisor was integrated into every machine shipped (somewhat like the current generation of mainframe lpars) ... however this was eventually overruled as being "non-strategic".
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then you find 4341 and vax-vms pretty much competing head-to-head in the same market segment. some price-performance and feature threshold had been crossed ... and you found large corporations placing 4341 orders for several hundred at a time. there was a similar explosion in the deployment of 4341s inside the corporation ... which also contributed to some of the large explosion in the number of nodes on the internal network. minor recent post which was followon to