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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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Success Story: Large Service Provider Saves Millions through Vendor Consolidation Program
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This success story points out the risks of using too many vendors to manage your mainframe. Explore the benefits of consolidation and learn how you can lower mainframe operating costs while putting an effective system in place to train your future mainframe administrators.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Modern Mainframe Management Challenges E-Book: Running New Workloads like Linux
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Access this e-book to learn the best ways to use mainframes for running new workloads such as those associated with the Linux operating system and assess the TCO evidence that the mainframe can now be a low-cost platform for workloads.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Cisco Unified Computing System for SAP Landscapes
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover a next-generation data center platform that provides the compute, network, and storage access components, deployed as a single cohesive system, to complement the SAP NetWeaver architecture.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to manage consolidated applications
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how you can lower costs and improve flexibility by migrating your mainframe to open system servers. Discover the three major factors driving organizations to consider migrating application workloads off mainframe environments to open systems solutions.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 07 Oct 2011

HP

Expert e-guide: Traditional mainframes and the future of this technology
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the benefits and weaknesses of both the mainframe and x86 architectures. Determine whether one of these platforms is better suited for virtualization and cloud computing than the other and get predictions for the future of each.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Expert insight: What you should know about mainframe systems
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Whether you are considering the mainframe or have already made an investment, there are several key points you should keep in mind. This expert e-guide takes a closer look at the mainframe and the common misconceptions surrounding it. Discover how mainframes compare to x86 platforms and get expert answers to your peers' frequently asked questions.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Solution Brief - Reduce cost by rationalizing your mainframe software portfolio
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper recommends a nine-step methodology for taking control of your mainframe environment. Discover potential risks you may be inadvertently exposing your company to and learn how to reduce costs by consolidating your software.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

SCANA Corporation Anticipates Reduced Complexity Managing DB2 Workloads to Increase Efficiency and Grow Next- Generation Mainframe Skills
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This white paper discusses the challenges that accompany the continued use of the mainframe. Gain insight into a tool that can improve collaboration so your retiring mainframe specialists can transfer their skills to the next generation of IT professionals.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Next-Generation Mainframe Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the current state of the mainframe. Discover three challenges affecting the future of these technologies and learn how to successfully overcome them.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Agile Storage Infrastructure for Mainframe Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform delivers the best performance and capacity combined with lowest power consumption and lower cooling requirements, consuming up to 40% less power than its predecessor. Learn more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Harmonizing the Twin Trends of Open Source and Virtualization: How Kernel Based Virtual Machine (KVM) Drives Enterprise Business Value
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: In the 1960s, computers housed in data centers were few in number and this resource was very expensive. As a result utilization of those compute resources was kept very high. In order to optimize the utilization of those...
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Red Hat & IBM

KVM - Kernel Based Virtual Machine
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: The x86 architecture has proven to be the dominate platform in enterprise computing, moving from its humble beginnings in desktop systems to now, powering the large enterprise applications that run businesses across the globe.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Red Hat & IBM

A Catalyst for Mission-Critical Transformation
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations looking to improve service levels and drive down total costs for their most demanding workloads should take a closer look at the latest Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 May 2010

Intel

USENIX HotCloud '10
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes infrastructure software for this new IT landscape. It will discuss the service-oriented distributed management necessary to create an IT platform.
Posted: 21 Oct 2010 | Published: 21 Oct 2010

Novell, Inc.

Total Economic Impact™ Of CA Mainframe 2.0
sponsored by CA Technologies.
ANALYST REPORT: Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact™ framework for those organizations considering implementing CA Mainframe 2.0 components. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2010

CA Technologies.

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

From Batch Processing to Workload Automation
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
PODCAST: Download this podcast to find out how IT workload automation can help you improve the efficiency of your overall operations and help your business deliver new applications more quickly.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Premiered: Jan 26, 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

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

Bank Of New Zealand Reduces Carbon Footprint With Red Hat On The Mainframe
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: Like a large number of businesses in New Zealand and around the world, BNZ was close to reaching capacity in its datacenter and needed to determine how to maximise space while keeping costs down. In this case study we'll see how BNZ handled this and other challenges by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 running under z/VM on the mainframe.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 29 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Presentation Transcript: The Mainframe - Best Practices 2009
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this videocast transcript, expert Wayne Kernochan talks about consolidation of more than 20 applications onto the mainframe, global demand of business transactions in IT leading to long term cost structures and rapid changes in the environment.
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

CA Technologies.

eBook: Best Practices for DB2 on z/OS Performance
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
EBOOK: This book contains general information about improving performance for DB2 on z/OS and specific information about how BMC products help improve performance.
Posted: 17 Apr 2009 | Published: 17 Apr 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

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

Optimizing MYSQL Server on Sun X64 Servers and Storage
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
BOOK: This article provides an overview of the integrated Sun platform, outlines the steps for optimizing MySQL Server on Sun x64 servers, and describes benchmark results for solutions with Sun Fire X4100 servers.
Posted: 02 Dec 2008 | Published: 27 Nov 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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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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