Topic: IBM mainframe host/server platform S/390.
"No other operating system in history has grown as quickly "ÃÂ across such a broad range of systems "ÃÂ as Linux. Its widespread adoption is poised to change the very nature and economics of application development."ÃÂ IBM One of the recent IBM developments "ÃÂ the mainframe host (or server) platform S/390, which will be discussed here "ÃÂ is closely related to the famous Linux campaign because it was created specially for this operational system. The S/390's strengths include rock-solid reliability, the ability to run multiple diverse workloads, and highly scalable technology, which make it an ideal choice for hosting key e-business applications. Now Linux has joined the S/390 family of operating systems, bringing a wealth of open source applications, middleware, and trained developers to help you respond to your business challenges quicker than ever before. So, let us consider the platform in detail.
The S/390 Multiprise 3000 server was introduced in September 1999 with OS/390 Version 2 Release 7, as well as IBM's DB2 enterprise database, by Rich Lechner and his group .
This introduction was a usual IBM mainframe as a platform for hosting e-business applications; but at the same time this event has appeared to be a new step in the recent general IBM's policy of making development for its top-end server platform easier by increasing their prices for such mainframes. IBM's target audience for the considered product is medium to large customers with 50 or more S/390 application developers , mainly because the platform developments was widely accompanied by the huge campaign of suitable software, the main among which was, of course, Linux "ÃÂ the aim of S/390 development.
IBM's S/390 processors are made on the basis of a totally new cluster technology "ÃÂ Parallel Sysplex, which...