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July, 2009

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July 28, 2009  4:06 PM

Report: IBM, Novell to cut SUSE Linux price on mainframe

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Timothy Prickett Morgan apparently got his hands on a Novell presentation about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), its iteration of Linux that is the most popular distribution running on the mainframe on top of z/VM.

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July 22, 2009  12:45 PM

IBM warns customers about Neon’s zPrime

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

OK, here we go. Many were wondering what IBM's reaction to the Neon zPrime software would be. As you may know, the purpose of zPrime is to offload work from a mainframe's central processors to...


July 20, 2009  10:24 AM

Advice on zPrime: Get in while you can

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Trevor Eddolls at Mainframe Update has some advice regarding zPrime, the new product from Neon Software that we reported about last week: Get in while you can.

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July 17, 2009  1:58 PM

IBM System z mainframe revenue tanks

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM announced its second-quarter financial results yesterday. Mainframe revenue tanked compared to the same quarter last year, dropping 39 percent. Other platforms did poorly as well. System x decreased 22 percent and the...


July 14, 2009  6:10 PM

Texas-sized IT security breach: Mainframe stolen

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

According to the Palestine Herald, thieves recently stole a mainframe computer from the Trinity Valley Community College campus. The mainframe contained students' sensitive personal information. Anderson County Sheriff...


July 8, 2009  1:36 PM

z/VM 6.1 out by end of year

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM announced yesterday that z/VM 6.1, the newest version of its mainframe virtualization operating system, will be out by year's end. The z/VM operating system has become more and more relevant over the past few years as companies have taken advantage of the virtualization appeal of the...


July 7, 2009  6:14 PM

Move CICS, DB2, IMS, TSO/ISPF and batch to specialty processors

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

According to a recent analyst report on Neon Software's zPrime, mainframe users may soon be able to run traditional mainframe workloads like CICS, DB2, IMS, TSO/ISPF and batch on the IBM mainframe zIIP and...


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