Mainframe Linux, IBM System z News
April 21, 2014
IBM's once mighty server hardware business continues to struggle. Big Blue bets on software and cloud services business to bring some relief.
July 29, 2013
The latest IBM mainframes' lower price point and a redoubled focus on Linux workloads may appeal to younger admins and smaller IT shops.
May 01, 2012
Does IBM's recent drop in mainframe sales indicate big iron modernization tools are gaining traction?
February 28, 2012
SUSE shops are cautious after a long silence from the Novell post-Attachmate deal; experts say Linux has eclipsed Unix generally, but SUSE needs work.
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The IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) is a specialty engine that provides a performance environment for Web-based apps and service-oriented architecture-based technologies, e.g. XML and Java. Continue Reading
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The Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) is a specialty engine processor on IBM System z mainframe servers that is dedicated to Linux workloads. Operational efforts, software costs, energy use and hardware footprint are reduced when Linux is deployed... Continue Reading
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It's a faceoff: Linux on z vs. other server distributions. See what the pros say about Linux mainframe and decide if it's right for your IT shop. Continue Reading
Want reliability, availability, security and performance from your Linux processor? The mainframe has more under the hood for Linux workloads. Continue Reading
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Many administrators ignore or underutilize the Linux swap settings but making the proper adjustments will make for better system performance. Continue Reading
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Linux OSes pair well with inherently secure mainframe hardware configurations. While software development can be arduous, the benefits are numerous. Continue Reading
Learn how to set traps with mainframe debugging tools like the SLIP command to spring traps on program errors. Continue Reading
How to use SLIP, one of the best mainframe debugging tools, to set traps for annoying bugs. Continue Reading