Neale Ferguson, of Sine Nomine Associates, reports that, as part of an ongoing research project, he has released a Spark container for Linux on System z. IBM announced new support for Spark March 29, 2016 at the Strata + Hadoop World summit.
Linux and related applications running on IBM S/390 and zSeries mainframe hardware
“Linux on the mainframe has come a long way since it was released as patches in 1999. It has evolved from an adjunct to an organization’s IT environment to being front-and-centre," said Sine Nomine Associates' engineer Neale Ferguson about the recent announcement by the Linux Foundation of new members for the Open Mainframe Project. The announcement was made February 23, 2016 on the Linux Foundation website.
The British IT industry publication, The Register, recently reported on IBM's announcement of 2016 development goals for the Open Mainframe Project. The announcement was made at the 2016 IBM InterConnect.
Open Mainframe Project Announces New Membership Investments as it Hones Technical Focus for Advancing Linux on Mainframe
Recently Sine Nomine Associates engineer Neale Ferguson had the opportunity to introduce ClefOS (Commercial-grade Linux on Enterprise Foundations Operating System) to users of Linux on System z. The article appears on the blog Mainframe Debate.
Our Team Invented the Virtual Server Farm
Sine Nomine Associates introduced the concept of the virtual server farm using Linux on the S/390 IBM mainframe. Since then, our team has “not looked back,” developing applications for cloning Linux images, refining procedures for large-scale implementations, and sharing our knowledge at trade shows, at conferences, and in professional magazines.
These presentations are from the April 15, 2014 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 the permission of the copyright owners.
ClefOS for System z provides a Linux distribution for System z intended to fill the need for a royalty and license free operating system for appliance and utility system construction by anyone wishing to deploy applications on System z hardware.