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.
Linux and related applications running on IBM S/390 and zSeries mainframe hardware
These are presentations from the October 2010 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.
In a July 15, 2010 presentation for Hillgang, the DC Vm and Linux Users' Group, Len Diegel offered a review of current trends and challenges across the IT industry, the impact of Cloud computing, and a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses that compares running Linux on commodity servers (x86) with other solutions including VMware, z/VM, and public virtual solutions.
From the Hillgang abstract:
Harnessing a historical view of technology development and charting future business needs, Sine Nomine Associates’ research directs our continuous development and refinement of rigorous testing regimens and comparative studies that are shared in publications, presentations and industry communication, and that influence standards committees, cooperative research groups and corporate strategies.
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.
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."
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: