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  • May 05, 2009 05 May'09

    The mainframe is 45 years old

    In the early 1960s, IBM took a risk to develop the System/360, the precursor to the modern mainframe. Over 45 years later, IBM can point to unbroken mainframe compatibility.

  • August 19, 2008 19 Aug'08

    Mainframers go for a jog at Share user group conference

    At a recent conference in San Jose for the Share user group, there was a fitness session every morning. A group of mainframers gathered together at 6 a.m. to go for a jog or walk. Here is a light-hearted video on the aging mainframe workforce.

  • August 13, 2008 13 Aug'08

    Mainframe student anticipates a bright future

    An IBM-sponsored contest two years ago introduced Texas A&M University graduate student Christian McArthur to the mainframe, and he hasn't looked back since. This series of videos features MacArthur discussing job prospects and his take on the ...

  • June 16, 2008 16 Jun'08

    HP puts fault-tolerant NonStop on a blade

    HP's latest fault-tolerant Integrity NonStop servers may rival the IBM mainframe. They come on a c-Class BladeSystem blade for mainframe-level availability in a more cost-effective and energy-efficient platform.

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