Big Iron Discussion

In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.

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Episode 67 - Michael Jordan - Pervasive Encryption - 2.11.2018

02-11-2019

Episode 67 - Michael Jordan - Pervasive Encryption - 2.11.2018

The data on your Z is only as good as it is secure. Pervasive Encryption has been a hot topic since the Z14 shipped, but there's still a lot of mystery around how it works and what it involves. In this week's episode, we attempt to fix that.

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Episode 66 - Mark Nelson - RACF - 1.28.2019

01-28-2019

Episode 66 - Mark Nelson - RACF - 1.28.2019

It's time for the Full Nelson... Mark Nelson, that is. At the request of our dear listener, we've got Mark in the studio to talk about your favorite facility from a practical standpoint. Asides and tangents aside, lots to learn from Mark in here. Enjoy!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.67MB - Duration: 38:18 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 65 - Scott Fagen - A Brief History of Open Source on Z - 1.14.2019

01-14-2019

Episode 65 - Scott Fagen - A Brief History of Open Source on Z - 1.14.2019

With a storied history on the platform, Scott Fagan has a unique perspective into how Open Source earned its place on Z. Plus, learn about the Mellon Mods, Dev Ops, what an ISV does, and what the industry is looking for in 2019.

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Episode 64 - Ray Mullins - Languages and such - 12.31.2018

12-31-2018

Episode 64 - Ray Mullins - Languages and such - 12.31.2018

Terminal Talk Tippity Top Tier Subscriber Ray Mullins is an expert on mainframe programming languages. On this episode, we talk about all that, plus what it means to be an ISV, Metal C, and the Principle of Least Astonishment.

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Episode 63 - Nora Borsare - Some New-to-Z Insight - 12.24.2018

12-24-2018

Episode 63 - Nora Borsare - Some New-to-Z Insight - 12.24.2018

Nora Borsare is new to the mainframe, but it's safe to say she's one of us. Check out a relatively new-to-the-mainframe engineer's insights on the platform and what she's busy working on.

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Episode 62 - Ed Pryor - Allocation, SMF, Odds and Ends - 12.10.2018

12-10-2018

Episode 62 - Ed Pryor - Allocation, SMF, Odds and Ends - 12.10.2018

We had Ed on the show to talk about SMF, Allocation, and Scheduler, but as you can tell, this conversation went off in several different directions. Come hear what a relatively new-hire mainframer is excited about on an all-new episode of Terminal Talk.

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Episode 61 - Mark Gambino - z/TPF - 11.26.2018

11-26-2018

Episode 61 - Mark Gambino - z/TPF - 11.26.2018

Few operating systems are so widely used, yet so unknown as z/TPF. The secret hero of many large retailers, hotel chains, credit card companies, and transportation providers. Listen to Mark Gambino explain how z/TPF does what it does so well.

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Episode 60 - Kurt Quackenbush - SMP/E - 11.12.2018

11-12-2018

Episode 60 - Kurt Quackenbush - SMP/E - 11.12.2018

Managing software on z/OS means understanding SMP/E. If you've never had the pleasure, or if you want to hear more about it, this week's episode is for you. Kurt Quackenbush is an SMP/E expert, and was nice enough to stop by the studios for a bit.

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Episode 59 - Dave Follis - WebSphere - 10.28.2018

10-29-2018

Episode 59 - Dave Follis - WebSphere - 10.28.2018

Internet. Kinda useful. And if you're doing anything on the mainframe that talks to the internet, you're probably dealing with WebSphere. Want to know more? We've got Dave Follis here to help explain it all.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 15.36MB - Duration: 33:15 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 58 - Dan Wiegand - Z Operational Analytics - 10.15.2018

10-15-2018

Episode 58 - Dan Wiegand - Z Operational Analytics - 10.15.2018

You may already know this, but the mainframe produces a lot of data. Perhaps it's time we start thinking of that data as an asset, rather than just letting it sit there. Dan Wiegand has a few ideas about how to get started.

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