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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
sponsored by CA Technologies.
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

CA Technologies.

Service-enabling Mainframe Based Systems on Microsoft Platform
sponsored by Infosys Technologies Limited
WHITE PAPER: Dependence on legacy computing has organizations wanting to extend the life of mainframe systems while benefiting from new technology. Read this paper to learn about mainframe integration and options for implementing service-enabling mainframe systems.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

Infosys Technologies Limited

Infosys-Microsoft Alliance: Mainframe Modernization Papers
sponsored by Infosys Technologies Limited
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This is a link to papers published by Infosys on legacy/mainframe modernization on the Microsoft Platforms leveraging the Infosys-Microsoft Alliance.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Infosys Technologies Limited

Today's Consolidation Trends in the Data Center
sponsored by Data Center Decisions
PRESENTATION: This slide presentation from Data Center Decisions 2006 by Clay Ryder, President of The Sageza Group, covers the customer and marketplace drivers that are exhorting enterprises to reassess data center initiatives and launch new strategies.
Posted: 31 Oct 2006 | Published: 25 Oct 2006

Data Center Decisions
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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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