Items tagged with mainframe

Supercomputers and mainframes can get somewhat overwhelming to the average consumer, but IBM's latest at least have a video to go along with them. The new contraption is called the zEnterprise mainframe server, which is a new systems design that allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system. It's not only the most powerful and energy-efficient mainframe ever, but it could lead to interesting new usage models for consumer PCs. The new systems design combines IBM's new zEnterprise mainframe server with new technology--the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager--that enable... Read more...
IBM and Business Partners Collaborate to Further Mainframe EducationNew Scholarship Program Supports Increased Channel Demand in Mainframe Computing ARMONK, NY - 03 Oct 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is collaborating with Business Partners and universities to launch a jointly developed scholarship program for students focused on furthering mainframe education. The new program is designed to support increased demand in education and training in mainframe and large enterprise computing.The new initiative -- called the IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship Program -- will allow students to receive scholarship funding for educational courses that will increase their technical... Read more...
As data centers grow and their power bills approach the market value of the hardware and software platforms that are employed within, several companies including IBM are aiming to trim down their power expenses and to implement new “green” technologies. In fact, data center energy consumption reaches $2.7 billion per year in the U.S. and $7.3 billion worldwide. And the costs are only rising. That’s why IBM has taken matters into its own hands and has managed to revise the old concept of the mainframe computer and adopted it into a new, highly efficient processing machine. “‘The cost of energy, power to run computers, storage, and networking equipment, as well as the power to the cooling equipment,... Read more...
IBM was out yesterday with a new blade chassis they are aiming towards small to medium size businesses. (SMB) The idea is to allow businesses that have previously needed a room full of separate servers to integrate them all together and handle the ever-growing list of different essential business computing applications like anti-virus, firewalls, email, data recovery,and all the many other caches of ones and zeros that make the modern information-reliant business run. Along with SMBs, which IBM defines as 1,000 employees or fewer, the new product could appeal to large retailers or financial institutions with stores or offices distributed over many locations. An IT department in... Read more...