These are presentations from the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group. Some of the material in this section is provided courtesy other organizations, and posted here with permission of the copyright owners.
IBM zSeries and S/390 mainframe hardware and software
The system images for build 95 of OpenSolaris for System z are available for download from http://distribution.sinenomine.net/opensolaris. Three packaging choices are available: VMARC, AWSTAPE and a DVD image.
What is SWAPGEN?
SWAPGEN is tool to create and/or initialize a disk to be used for Linux swap space from an CMS environment.
Target Audience for SWAPGEN
SWAPGEN is useful for anyone running Linux guests in a z/VM environment.
The latest version of SWAPGEN provides:
Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow, presented "Changing the Way Computers Compute" at the Hillgang user group meeting on 24 April 2008. This presentation explains the need for hardware-accelerated binary decimal formats and the emerging IEEE standards in this area.
There is now an IBM mainframe overview and history presentation available from the SNA publications web site. It gives a history of both the S/3xx hardware and S/3xx operating systems for those folks new to this platform
"Mainframe" is an unscientific term that means different things to different people, but generally speaking, a mainframe is a multiuser business or scientific computer the architecture of which is optimized towards I/O (input and output)
This is the z/VM FAQ list for general knowledge sharing and \"best practices\" for both CMS users and z/VM systems used to support Linux.
These presentations were given by Sine Nomine Associates engineers at the VM/VSE Tech Conference, May 7-11, 2001.
Sine Nomine Associates is pleased to announce the availability of a BETA TEST version of SysVInit for VM, a utility package that brings UNIX-like startup scripting to the VM operating system.
This page lists conference and user group presentations for 2007.