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  • IBM's newest mainframe is all Linux

    IBM has expanded its server lineup with a new mainframe system designed just for Linux that may be aimed, in particular, at higher-end x86 systems.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 Dec. 09 02:12
  • IBM software launch shows there's life in the mainframe

    IBM is determined to show that the reports of the mainframe's death have much exaggerated. The company has just announced a mammoth release of ten new software products all designed to improve the performance and introduce cost efficiencies for IBM's System Z mainframe.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter21 Nov. 09 02:54
  • Survey revives debate over mainframe's future

    A new survey of data center users predicts a sharp drop in mainframe usage, though some industry analysts say the results seem unlikely.

    Written by James Niccolai28 Oct. 09 00:05
  • Mainframe specialists make the IT 'it' list

    Demand for mainframe specialists is at an all-time high, according to IBM Canada. While IT staffing firm Sapphire Canada hasn't noticed an increase in demand, the need for mainframe specialists never really decreased either, says Sergio Mateus.

    Written by Jennifer Kavur21 Sept. 09 07:04
  • Retired mainframe pros lured back into workforce

    Retired mainframe administrators are being offered lucrative deals and better work conditions by businesses unable to replace the experienced workers.

    Written by Darren Pauli10 July 09 09:59