Posts Tagged ‘mainframe’

Runing Lotus Domino on a mainframe

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Sean Burgess suggested that I blogged about running Lotus Domino on z/OS for a development server so here goes: I am acting as an IT architect for a system called ePOS which acts as a frontend to a payment solution called IBM Payment Systems. This frontend solution is running on Lotus Domino R8 for z/OS […]

Mainframe for sale on eBay

Monday, February 4th, 2008

A used IBM sServer zSeries 890 mainframe has just been sold on eBay! Computerworld has more on the story about how Palm Beach Community College chose to sell their less than 3 years old mainframe on eBay. I first read this on the Mainframe blog – where the post on this includes comments from the […]

Virtualization of 700 servers on two mainframes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

InformationWeek has an interesting article on how Nationwide has consolidated more than 700 Intel and Unix servers on two IBM System z9 mainframes. Nationwide is running a version of Novell’s Suse Linux on the mainframes in VMware and IBM Virtualization Engine software. I have previously blogged about the IBM System z9 Business Class and its […]

Draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers under z/VM

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

A draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers on IBM zSeries and System z9 under z/VM is available. The Redbook shows in a cookbook format how to install and configure z/VM in an LPAR and then how to install Linux under the z/VM – thereby enabling Linux on z/Series. The book uses RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 […]

Mainframe for new purposes?

Monday, May 8th, 2006

According to The New York Times IBM will later today be “introducing software tools, academic programs and support for outside developers that IBM says are intended to bring new business and new programmers to the mainframe. IBM is trying to position the mainframe for corporate customers as a ‘hub of Internet-based computing.’” Also according to […]

Mainframe for the masses?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Yesterday on April 27 IBM announced a new mainframe for small and medium sized businesses called the IBM System z9 Business Class. From the press release: “IBM today launched a new System z9 Business Class mainframe with pricing starting at around $100,000 and designed to tackle the critical computing challenges of our time: the coming […]

Why run Linux on the mainframe?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Via the Mainframe blog I came across a post on reasons for running Linux on the mainframe. The post is very interesting and discusses the I/O difference between a mainframe and a PC based server. I am currently involved in a project that establishes several Linux servers in both a DMZ and in an internal […]