Linux on zSeries?
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Mon Mar 22 09:12:26 PST 2004
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Stewart Stremler wrote:
| One of the advantages of mainframes, as I've been told, is I/O. Most
| "business" processing isn't compute-bound, it's I/O bound: you read a
| record in from disk, use part of the record as a number, and add it to
| a running total, increment something else to another part of the record,
| change the record to bring it up to date, and shove it back out to disk.
My assessment of this, is that companies and government have spent so
much money on the frame itself, that they have no problem building very
expensive disk sub-systems as well. In the UN*X world, we aren't used to
spending that kind of money, and management isn't used to the price tag
over here either. We are starting to see mainframe customers move to
AIX/Solaris/Linux and they are willing to spend more money on disks.
They end up with some very high performance for their databases.
Sometimes they are beating what they saw on the mainframe.
"We all know Linux is great...it does infinite loops in 5 seconds."
(Linus Torvalds about the superiority of Linux on the Amterdam
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