Definition of AIX in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is AIX

A version of the UNIX operating system developed by IBM for its RS/6000 platform of servers and workstations. The first version of AIX was based on the UNIX System V operating system (release 2). The current major version is AIX Version 4.3. AIX is supported by symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) systems, scalable parallel systems, and workstations. These are some of the features of AIX 4.3:

  • Concurrent support of 32-bit and 64-bit applications using 64-bit hardware
  • A Web-based management system for managing AIX using any Java 1.1–enabled browser
  • Binary compatibility with earlier version 4 .x releases
  • C2 level security certification
  • Fast Connect for high-speed PC file and print services