IBM system z and mainframe systems
- August 27, 2007
At this year's Share mainframe user group conference, attendees discussed plans for adoption of zIIP and zAAP, IBM mainframe specialty processors similar to the IFL.
- August 23, 2007
Microsoft is building new processor power management features into Windows Server 2008, which are due out at the end of February. Stephen Berard, program manager of the Windows Platform Architecture team, discusses how these new features will reduce...
- August 20, 2007
Last week's announcement that IBM will support and sell subscriptions for Solaris on its System x servers and mainframes has industry analysts aflutter.
- August 15, 2007
The new version of z/OS allows enterprises to take advantage of all processors on their mainframe within one partition and adds new security features.
- August 14, 2007
At this week's conference in San Diego, Share users describe upgrading CICS TS 3.2.
- August 03, 2007
Software giant CA has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Rocket Software, claiming the company stole its source code to build IBM DB2 management software.
- August 01, 2007
Big Blue estimates that over the next five years it will save $250 million by consolidating 3,900 Unix and x86 servers onto 30 mainframes.
- July 25, 2007
The Itanium Solutions Alliance -- a consortium of OEMs, software manufacturers and integrators focused on the Itanium platform -- announced this week that it was joining the
- June 25, 2007
At an event in New York City last week, IBM argued that the mainframe can cost less to own than smaller distributed systems.
- June 06, 2007
CA Inc., one of the world's largest mainframe software vendors, is seriously invested in the platform, and that's a good thing. Mainframe revenues have been rising in recent fiscal quarters, in large part thanks to IBM's release of the z9 Enterprise...
- May 16, 2007
Its newest servers move the Libra line to quad-core Intel Xeons and debut a Dorado server on dual-core Intel Xeon, a move from its CMOS processor.
- May 14, 2007
By moving from a 1,600 MIPS mainframe to distributed systems, the stock exchange is cutting transaction costs in half.
- May 02, 2007
One year ago, IBM introduced its smaller z9 Business Class mainframe with a $100K starting price. Features like the zIIP engine and Capacity on Demand have landed new customers, but third-party software costs and the lack of prescribed offerings are...
- April 11, 2007
On April 1, IBM stopped service for z/OS v1.4 and v1.5, ending its support for 31-bit z/OS on the mainframe. For some users, that means a mandatory -- and expensive -- hardware upgrade.
- April 04, 2007
IBM has upgraded its CICS Transaction Server to take advantage of service-oriented architecture, also known as SOA, allowing better access to mainframe legacy programs.