Server Consolidation with Mainframe Linux

Scott Courtney's presentation from the Ohio Linux Festival (October 1, 2005).

This presentation is an introduction to how Linux runs in virtual hardware on S/390 and z/Series mainframes. It includes a discussion of the benefits and limitations of the mainframe environment relative to distributed RISC and CISC hardware, as well as a brief intro to virtual networking using mainframe hardware features, and discussion of the challenges of managing a virtual server farm.

(Click the attachment link below to retrieve a copy of the PDF. Presentation Copyright © 2005 Sine Nomine Associates. Photos of mainframe hardware Copyright © 2001, 2005 Scott Courtney, and used by permission of the author.)

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