March 20, 2001

NYLUG March 21 meeting: IBM zSeries Linux-based Mainframe a.k.a. the S/390

Author: JT Smith

The meeting is Wednesday, March 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at IBM Headquarters Building, 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street. Check in at lobby for badge and room number.Credibility is a hard thing to come by. And when you have it, you don't
risk it recklessly. Microsoft has had great difficulty placing its
operating systems into the data centers of the Fortune 100 companies.
IBM has the trust of the Fortune 100. And the operating system IBM now
runs across nearly its whole product line is Linux.

In December, IBM CEO Lou Gerstner announced a $1 billion investment in
Linux initiative. At the recent LinuxWorld Expo, IBM President and
COO Sam Palmisano called 2001 "the year Linux grows up in the

Please join us for a talk with Len Santalucia, IBM Senior Consulting
Specialist and Certified Professional. Find out why IBM is staking its
reputation on the Linux operating system, and IBM's plans for Linux on
zSeries and System/390 Mainframe servers, and across the IBM product

About IBM

IBM, is a vast organization, whose accomplishments are too many to
here. It not only brings credibility to Linux in the most cautious
companies, it has given the world the venerated System 360/370/390
Mainframe architectures, the RS6000 servers, and the Structured Query
Language (SQL) now in wide use everywhere. On Wall Street, IBM puts
blue in blue chip companies.

IBM is a valued NYLUG sponsor, providing us with many forms of support,
but most importantly, our meeting facilities at 590 Madison Avenue,
where it has maintained offices since 1938.

And then after the meeting... Join us around 8:15pm or so at the
Brewery & Restaurant located at 22 East 54th Street between Madison and
5th Aves. Note - We don't find out until the day of the meeting if we
the back room.

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