You don't have to be unusually cynical to expect that a report paid for by Microsoft and executed by a spin-off from an organization founded on hyping
Microsoft products would tend to favor Microsoft. Why, then, did this report seem to somewhat exaggerate the real-world viability of mainframe Linux?
Both VeriTest (formerly ZDlabs) on Microsoft's behalf and IBM have recently issued reports on running Ziff Davis Media's NetBench performance
benchmark on mainframe Linux. The results are not directly comparable because IBM used a dedicated 16-CPU z900, while VeriTest was restricted to a
two-CPU partition on a z900.
October 3, 2003