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August 18, 2009  5:35 PM

IBM announces System z “solution editions”



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System z mainframe hardware, Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), zLinux

IBM has announced seven different hardware and software packages that include the System z mainframe and target specific application workloads such as disaster recovery and data warehousing. The move is an effort by Big Blue to keep the mainframe relevant and attractive for whose who might...

July 28, 2009  4:06 PM

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



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), linux on System z mainframe, Novell SUSE, zLinux

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.


February 5, 2009  11:20 AM

OpenSolaris on IBM System z: Reality or hype?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), Mainframe specialty engine, OpenSolaris on System z mainframe

A reader, Chris, wrote in with the following question: I saw this article in December 2008 (on OpenSolaris on IBM System z) but it appears to be from December 2007. Is this...


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