IBM system z and mainframe systems
- October 21, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- July 23, 2008
Building software that moves COBOL and CICS applications to a Java interface is the goal of Veryant and Clerity, which plan to have a beta version out in August 2008.
- July 15, 2008
The cost of software is killing the mainframe. Software represents the majority of dollars going out the door and impedes hardware upgrades because enterprises have to pay more for the exact same programs.To commodotize the mainframe, the operating ...
- July 07, 2008
IBM's purchase of Platform Solutions Inc. has put an end to the courtroom squabbling of these onetime adversaries. But will IBM mainframes run HP-UX and Windows, as PSI's servers do?
- June 17, 2008
In an interview, Cirba's CTO and co-founder discusses which workloads are suitable for mainframe zLinux, why analyzing workloads is important and how the z10 mainframe is different from the z9.
- May 05, 2008
To reduce costs and improve trade times, the New York Stock Exchange migrated from mainframes to Linux and AIX servers. But the shift to new scripting languages posed hurdles.
- April 29, 2008
Cirba has included mainframes in its newest updates, which add workload benchmarking, analysis and features to facilitate cross-platform consolidation and planning.
- April 02, 2008
Christopher O'Malley is the head of CA's mainframe business unit, which formed last year so the company could place more focus on its mainframe customers. Over the past two years, mainframe revenue ...
- March 18, 2008
IBM's new mainframe capacity-planning tool, zPCR, may help systems administrators overcome obstacles in the capacity planning process.