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ALSO CALLED: Main Frame OS, Mainframe OS
DEFINITION: Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) was a mainframe time-sharing operating system that was developed in the 1963-1969 period through the collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), General Electric (GE), and Bell Labs. Multics was the first or one of the first operating systems that used page-segmented storage. The operating system was written in PL/I and  … 
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Rehosting Mainframe Workloads
sponsored by Clerity
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about Clerity’s unique approach to leveraging existing skill sets, application code, and administrative tools, benefiting the bottom line today and better preparing the enterprise to sustain competitive advantage in the future.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

Clerity

Adding Business Value With Cross-Platform Solutions: Linux running on IBM Servers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC White Paper is based on research data collected at a dozen customer sites in the United States, Canada, and Europe, all with mixed server platforms, to find the technical and business outcomes from deploying cross-platform Linux solutions on IBM servers. This paper presents the key findings of a return on investment (ROI) analysis.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Whose Fault is it Anyway? Using Compuware Abend-AID to Diagnose DB2 and WebSphere MQ Problems
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how you can leverage existing Abend-AID capabilities to simplify problem resolution even in these increasingly complex systems. Read this paper to learn more about diagnosing DB2 and WebSphere MQ problems with Compuware Abend-AID.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Compuware Corporation

Save Money on Mainframe Hardware and Software: Five Simple Steps to Managing MIPS
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will detail how to control and manage MIPS usage by employing a systematic, repeatable approach that uses powerful technology and a proven process and expertise.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Compuware Corporation

Oracle Unbreakable Linux: True Enterprise-Quality Linux Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for tips on selecting the best support approach for your IT shop's Linux platform. You'll learn about various options and the essential components of a successful support system.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

IBM System Storage DS Family-Financial Svcs Institutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how the IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

IBM

Tackling Increasing SMF Data Volumes and Decreasing Resources in the Mainframe Environment
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how the CA Mainframe Resource Management Suite helps fulfill the intricate information needs of today's enterprise IT infrastructure management environments, helping your IT professionals harness SMF metrics.
Posted: 28 Aug 2008 | Published: 28 Aug 2008

CA Technologies.

Oracle RAC Performance Quadruples on HP Cluster with Dolphin Express
sponsored by Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the advantages of using SuperSockets with Dolphin Express to build scalable, high performance and highly cost-effective Oracle RAC clusters with industry standard servers and Dolphin components.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

Dolphin Interconnect Solutions

Mainframe Security Entitlement Cleanup
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover an approach that provides easily automated, virtually unattended and continuous cleanup of mainframe security files.
Posted: 26 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Feb 2006

CA Technologies.
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MAINFRAME OPERATING SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): …  ran on GE hardware. By 1970, Bell Labs had withdrawn from the project, and Honeywell, which had bought GE's computer division, continued as the hardware provider. Support from the Advanced Research Projects Agency helped sustain the project.In 1973, Honeywell announced a commercial system, the 6180, consisting of two processors that ran at 1 MIPS each, 768 kilobytes of memory, an 8 megabyte bulk store, a 1.6 gigabyte hard disk, 8 tape drives, and two communication controllers. The price was about $7 million. Later, a multiple disk system called the New Storage System (NSS) was added. In 1977, … 
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