In an article for z Journal, David Boyes contemplates the proposed purchase of Sun Microsystems by IBM and the acquisition's impact on the Linux and open source worlds.
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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.
This section contains presentations made by Sine Nomine Associates team members at various conferences, trade shows, and symposia. There are also selected presentations by representatives from other companies, posted here with permission of the authors.
Barton Robinson from Velocity Software offered a presentation at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area z/VM user group, on the topic of Velocity's ESA Linux Performance Suite (ESALPS). The presentation is available for download from Velocity Software's web site, at the link below.
The white paper "provides a brief description of the requirements and the hurdles of managing performance for Linux under z/VM."
Jim Moling from the Financial Management Service of the U.S. Treasury Department presented "Cloning in a Mainframe Environment" at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC based mainframe user group.
Yvonne DeMeritt, a Senior Sustaining Engineer at Computer Associates Inc., presented "CA Products for z/VM – Old Dogs with New Tricks" at the December 2008 meeting of the Hillgang, a Washington DC area mainframe user group.
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.
Common problems and solutions for Open Solaris.
This section contains conference presentations by Sine Nomine Associates staff members, and others who have given us permission to share their publications, in calendar year 2008.
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.