In an entry on his blog, Sine Nomine Associates principle engineer Neale Ferguson celebrates the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the IBM System/360 aka "The Mainframe".
IBM zSeries and S/390 mainframe hardware and software
This section contains presentations made by the Hillgang Group, a Mainframe Linux and VM user group which meets in the Washington D.C. area. There are also selected presentations by representatives from other companies, posted here with permission of the authors.
As of March 1, 2014, SNA will terminate product support, services and application support for HP/UX on HP PA-RISC and Integrity systems.
Come and enjoy two and a half days of technical discussions and presentations with members of the z/VM and Linux on System z community. There's nothing to join, no membership requirements, and it's only $100.00 per person plus transportation and accommodations.
The Windows Enabler Appliance is a self-contained virtual machine appliance that provides the ability to run unmodified Intel-based 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems on System z10 hardware in a virtual machine managed by z/VM
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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.
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.
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.