Sine Nomine is pleased to announce that we have added Slack/390 to our support service portfolio. Slack/390 users may now obtain commercial-grade support contracts for Slack/390 in addition to Debian, SuSE/Novell and Red Hat, and we will be adding Slack/390 CDs to our media creation service in the near future.
IBM zSeries and S/390 mainframe hardware and software
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At the April 2009 meeting of the Midwest VM Regional User Group (MVMRUG) in Columbus, Ohio, Scott Courtney presented an overview of OpenSolaris for System z and a just-for-fun tutorial on building a low-energy "green" server for use in a home or remote office. The OpenSolaris presentation was originally created by David Boyes.
Below is a list of packages that don't come with OpenSolaris but were either required by the build process or needed because we like them.
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.
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)