[OxLUG Announce] Linux on Mainframes - Malcolm Beattie, Sun 4th March 6.30pm

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.compsoc.net
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 21:59:59 +0000

                 IBM Mainframe Hardware 
             from a Linux Hacker's Viewpoint

                    Malcolm Beattie

             Sunday 4th March 2001, 6.30pm

         Computing Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford

    This talk is intended for those who are unfamiliar with
    modern IBM mainframe hardware (S/390 and the newly-announced
    z900).  It covers the architecture, reliability and
    performance characteristics of the hardware of a modern
    mainframe, compared and contrasted with those of traditional
    Linux/Unix systems. By the end, IBM jargon such as STI,
    ESCON, and SAP will hold as little terror as PCI and SCSI and
    the mild Linux/390 brainwashing will be lurking painlessly in
    your subconscious.

    The entrance is from Parks Road and there are maps at


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