Sometimes a very simple sounding name can carry a world of information with it. This is oh so true for IBM’s latest and greatest mainframe processor, the zEC12. The zEC12 was recently announced (on August 28, 2012 to be specific), so I’m sure you all have heard something about it. It’s our 120-core (101 configurable by client) 5.5 GHz behemoth. In fact, I mentioned earlier, that I have a pretty detailed write-up about the zEC12 that I’m just finishing up… stay tuned….. Continue reading »
With the extremely cool stuff that is about to happen on August 28, it started me wondering about what processors folks were using today…… Continue reading »
The short answer is A B S O L U T E L Y . . .
In fact, why would risk your corporate future on anything else!!!!
When the question “Why is System z essential to your business?” is presented, Terrie Jacopi, Program Director, DB2 for z/OS, and Ann Kilty Hernandez, DB2 for z/OS Information Architect and Technical Editor, both out of IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab, came up with a nice concise answer that sums it up perfectly, an answer well worth repeating. The next time you need a response to an attack on the mainframe (System z), keep Terrie and Ann’s words in mind…… Continue reading »
And the results keep right on improving… we have a very smart kids out there with good futures in the world of computers should they choose to go the direction. To paraphrase Darth Vader (Star Wars): “The Mainframe is strong with this group…… Continue reading »
It’s almost like trying to find buried treasure. You get to use screen shots and directions, guiding you along; telling you what you need to do. This is when you’re kicking the tires to find out what this thing is all about, if you’re going to like it, if you want to move forward… It’s kind of like “come in, sit down, look around, and if you like it, stick around”… Then, suddenly, you find yourself getting comfortable, no actually having fun, you’re actually messing around with a mainframe. The concepts are making sense so you want to move on. You find yourself well into Part 1 realizing you’re enjoying yourself….. Continue reading »
As the title asked, “Have you read a good Redbook lately?” If you have, did you tell us (IBM)…. On every Redbook download page, there is a spot in the right hand column, just a little bit under the logo where you can rate the a Redbook and enter your comments. Just click on the link’s label “Rate this book” (or maybe it might say “Rate this draft”, “Rate this paper”, etc…)….. Continue reading »