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techman
05-29-2001, 07:51 AM
Working on a Linux app but donít have the cash to lay out for a server to test it on? IBM thinks it has a solution for you. Late last week, the company announced that it will make one of its 10-processor zSeries mainframe computers available for online access by folks working with the OS. According to a Zdnet (http://www.zdnet.com/enterprise/stories/linux/0,12249,5083323,00.html) story, the mainframe has been set up to give people "virtual servers," allowing them to log in, check out Linux features, and test applications. According to IBM, the server will be able to allocate processing power and storage space to more than 1,000 people at a time. Along with its processing power, the mainframe is equipped with 2.1 terabytes of storage. The LCDS mainframe is supported by an IBM Virtual Machine and its software configuration includes Z/VM, VM PRF, a C runtime library, a REXX compiler and library (still pushing REXX after all these years?), VM TCP/IP (FL32A with SSL support), DIRMAINT, Tivoli Storage Manager Version 4.1, VM TCP/IP NFS feature, and VM EREP. IBMís Lou Gerstner has promised to spend $1 billion pushing Linux this year. It seems like, with this move, heís putting his money where his mouth is. Interested parties should check out IBMís site. (http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/os/linux/lcds) Participants are given access to the server for anywhere from 30 to 90 days.

wolford
06-21-2001, 10:30 PM
And on a somewhat related topic, Linux Magazine Tests the NEW IBM PC SPAM SPAM
http://www.linux-mag.com/2001-04/pr_intellistation_01.html

wolford
07-03-2001, 05:54 PM
AND, if you think "Big Blue" was serious with the mainframe. all you gearheads jump on this. [I've already ordered my copy]
I got this in my mailbox just a couple of days ago.

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Linux(R) technology. As a demonstration of this commitment,
we're offering you a complimentary copy of the IBM Application
Developer's Kit for Linux(1).
For your convenience, we've packed together full-function trial
versions of some of our key software products for Linux onto a CD.
It's available at no charge at:
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This IBM Application Developer's Kit for Linux comes with:
* DB2(R) Universal Database(TM) Enterprise Edition for Linux -
the leading full-function, relational database management system.
* WebSphere(R) Application Server for Linux - a set of Java-based
tools that let you create and manage sophisticated business Web sites.
* Lotus(R) Domino(TM) Server for Linux - an integrated messaging and Web application software platform.
* MQSeries(R) for Linux - business integration software that ties
together other software applications so they can work in unison.
* VisualAge(R) for Linux - IBM's award-winning Java development
environment.
* Plus whitepapers, articles, roadmaps, FAQs, REDBOOKS(TM), and much more.
To pick up your complimentary copy of the Linux Developer's Kit
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