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DEFINITION: A mainframe (also known as "big iron") is a high-performance computer used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security than a smaller-scale machine can offer. Historically, mainframes have been associated with centralized rather than distributed computing, although that distinction is blurring as smaller computers become more powerful and mainframes  … 
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CA Cleanup: Mainframe Security Databases: ACF2, Top Secret, IBM RACF
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SOFTWARE DEMO: Over a period of time security databases accumulate unused, obsolete user ids and entitlements. This demonstration showcases the three causes and solution sets to security data accumulation.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Premiered: 13 Jun 2008

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MAINFRAME COMPUTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  become more multi-purpose. Today, IBM emphasizes that their mainframes can be used to serve distributed users and smaller servers in a computing network.The mainframe is sometimes referred to as a "dinosaur" not only because of its size but because of reports, going back many years, that it's becoming extinct. In 1991 Stewart Alsop, the editor of InfoWorld, predicted that the last mainframe would be retired by 1996. However, in February 2008 IBM released a new mainframe, the z10. Steve Lohr wrote about the mainframe as "the classic survivor technology" in The New York … 
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