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Security and Performance Help Mainframes Stand the Test of Time

As of last year, the Linux operating system was running 90 percent of public cloud workloads; has 62 percent of the embedded market share and runs all of the supercomputers in the TOP500 list, according to The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project’s 2018 State of the Open Mainframe Survey report...
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Open Mainframe Project
To learn more about open source and mainframe, join us May 15 at 1:00 pm ET for a webinar led by Open Mainframe Project members Steven Dickens of IBM, Len Santalucia of Vicom Infinity, and Mike Riggs of The Supreme Court of Virginia.

How Open Source Is Powering the Modern Mainframe

When I mention the word “mainframe” to someone, the natural response is colored by a view of an architecture of days gone by -- perhaps even invoking a memory of the Epcot Spaceship Earth ride. This is the heritage of mainframe, but it is certainly not its present state. From the days of the System...
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The Evolution of IT Infrastructure – From Mainframe to Serverless

Our journey through the history of IT infrastructure starts with the centralised mainframe era kicked off by IBM in the 1960s and advances through to the cloud-based, server-less world we now occupy. In between, we’ve seen the eras of personal computers, client/server computing and web-based...
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Finding the Mainframers of the Future With Linux and Open Source

Speak the word “mainframe” to many millennial techies, and the first things that likely come to mind are in the form of grainy sepia photos of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall computers with big spinning tapes. But that’s far from the reality of the modern mainframe. Imagine instead up to 240 10-core...
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IBM's Plan to Encrypt Unthinkable Amounts of Sensitive Data

DATA BREACHES AND exposures all invite the same lament: if only the compromised data had been encrypted. Bad guys can only do so much with exfiltrated data, after all, if they can't read any of it. Now, IBM says it has a way to encrypt every level of a network, from applications to local databases...
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The Mainframe vs. the Server Farm: A Comparison

 Let’s take a look at what the mainframe really is, and consider its use cases. Mainframe Workloads What do you use a mainframe for? Complex, data-intensive workloads, both batch and high-volume online transaction processing (OLTP). For example, banks do a lot of both. When customers access their...
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Open Mainframe Project
Mainframe computing is not only still relevant, but thriving, particularly with Linux. For technical details and a performance comparison on running MongoDB on the mainframe, download the Open Mainframe Project’s tech brief below.

Running MongoDB and Other Open Source Apps on the Mainframe

Open source software is increasingly becoming available on the mainframe.  MongoDB is among the most popular of several programs supporting Linux for mainframe. Yes, the mainframe. Surprisingly to some, mainframe computing is still in heavy use in large organizations. Indeed, 92 of the top 100...
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IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger provide an update on LinuxOne and how IBM is now involved in the open source community.

How IBM’s LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud

One year ago at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, IBM announced IBM LinuxONE, its enterprise-grade system specifically designed for Linux and open source workloads. Today in their keynote at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger will give us an update on how the...
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Go 1.7 Brings a Performance Boost and Mainframe Support

Monday, six months to a tee since the release of Go 1.6, Google has released the eighth version of the Go programming language, version 1.7. This release of Golang brings some significant changes, such as an updated compiler, the addition of the context package, and hierarchical testing. Google has...
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LzLabs Launches Product to Move Mainframe COBOL Code to Linux Cloud

Somewhere in a world full of advanced technology that we write about regularly here on TechCrunch, there exists an ancient realm where mainframe computers are still running programs written in COBOL. This is a programming language, mind you, that was developed in the late 1950s, and used widely in...
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