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  • Linux kernel panic

    Linux kernel panic occurs when the operating system discovers a potentially fatal error that affects the Linux kernel. 

  • zAware

    zAware is a mainframe monitor for IBM’s zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server. 

  • IBM Roadrunner

    Roadrunner is the fastest supercomputer in the world, twice as fast as Blue Gene and six times as fast as any of the other current supercomputers. IBM developed Roadrunner for the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. (Continued...) 

  • screen scraping

    Screen scraping is programming that translates between legacy application programs (written to communicate with now generally obsolete input/output devices and user interfaces) and new user interfaces so that the logic and data associated with the le... 

  • hard drive overwriter

    In e-cycling, a hard drive overwriter is a program or utility that repeatedly overwrites the data on a computer's hard drive with gibberish. 

  • z990 (T-Rex)

    The z990, also known by its code name T-Rex, is a 64-bit mainframe computer from IBM that contains 32 processors, together capable of executing approximately 9,000 million instructions per second (MIPS), nearly three times the processing power... 

  • job

    In certain computer operating systems, a job is the unit of work that a computer operator gives to the operating system. 

  • ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection)

    ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection) is a marketing name for a set of IBM and vendor products that interconnect S/390 computers with each other and with attached storage, locally attached workstations, and other devices using optical fiber technolog... 

About Mainframe Linux, IBM System z

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