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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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Tackling Increasing SMF Data Volumes and Decreasing Resources in the Mainframe Environment
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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

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Oracle RAC Performance Quadruples on HP Cluster with Dolphin Express
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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

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Mainframe Security Entitlement Cleanup
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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

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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 By 1970, Bell Labs had withdrawn from the project, and Honeywell, which had bought GE's computer division, continued as the hardware provider.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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