IBM system z and mainframe systems

  • February 23, 2009 23 Feb'09

    Making the case for the mainframe: Book author touts z/OS

    David Stephens wrote a book to introduce beginners to mainframe computers. Stephens, a mainframe evangelist, argues that mainframe systems aren't dead and companies that have jettisoned the z/OS miss their high performance and reliability. A ...

  • January 21, 2009 21 Jan'09

    Tuning mainframe applications cuts software costs

    Workload management and application performance tuning are two ways mainframe shops can save serious money on third-party software costs, experts say.

  • December 26, 2008 26 Dec'08

    IBM mainframe migration boosts OLTP, batch processing

    Insurer Meritz saved money and improved OLTP and batch processing performance with a migration from an IBM mainframe to Itanium-based HP Superdomes.

  • December 17, 2008 17 Dec'08

    IBM mainframes still have room for improvement

    IBM Mainframe columnist suggests areas for IBM and ISVs to improve the mainframe: Better automation, improved maintainability and more innovation on virtualization.

  • December 08, 2008 08 Dec'08

    Mainframe 2008 year in review

    With the release of IBM's z10 and with Linux on the mainframe gaining traction, 2008 was a big year for big iron. But forces such as independent software vendors and the Web itself threaten mainframe vitality.

  • November 17, 2008 17 Nov'08

    Should you deploy a Linux-only mainframe?

    While there are benefits to a Linux-only mainframe, there are important pluses when you run z/OS and Linux on the same box.

  • November 17, 2008 17 Nov'08

    CA announces Mainframe 2.0

    At CA World 2008, CA announced Mainframe 2.0, an initiative designed to simplify mainframe management. But how did these tools become so complex in the first place?

  • October 23, 2008 23 Oct'08

    Sun OpenSolaris available on the IBM System z mainframe

    Thanks to work by Sine Nomine Associates, Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris can now be ported to the IBM System z mainframe and is now available as a free download.

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    IBM welcomes z10 mainframe's new sibling to the family

    IBM's z10 Business Class is smaller than the z10 introduced earlier this year and is geared toward businesses that might want to consolidate Linux workloads onto big iron.

  • October 10, 2008 10 Oct'08

    On the path to ubiquitous Intel, Unisys refreshes ClearPath mainframes

    Unisys has introduced three new mainframe servers for highly variable performance workload. Two of the new servers use Intel Xeon processors, which signals an effort to make all ClearPath systems Intel based.

  • 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 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    Mainframe use on the rise despite sky-high software licensing costs

    A recent BMC Software survey found that the mainframe platform is healthy and growing, although software costs are still a major concern.

  • 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 ...

  • August 11, 2008 11 Aug'08

    Share's leadership dishes on San Jose conference

    Members of the leadership of Share, the mainframe user group, discussed the main themes at this year's conference in San Jose, the impact of virtualization and more.

  • July 30, 2008 30 Jul'08

    IBM z10 mainframe will consolidate z/VM workloads on a single LPAR

    IBM's z/VM virtualization platform on the System z10 mainframe can now handle multiple specialty engines in a single LPAR, thus improving memory utilization.