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.
This time of the year is always especially busy, and we thought it'd be nice to get together and talk about what we've been up to. Any excuse to hang out in the recording studio, really.
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In this episode, recorded at SHARE in Pittsburgh, Deepak gets right to what people want to know about IMS, including its two main components, and how it differs from the "other" databases and transaction managers out there. A good education for everyone.
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Derek finally got his invite onto Terminal Talk, and he's here to sing the praises of COBOL, a language designed to support commercial growth that is doing just that in 2019. There's no cake, but this is cause for celebration. Happy COBOL60 everybody.
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With a background in Linux, open-source software, OpenStack, and a host of other goodness, Elizabeth Joseph is a welcome addition to the Z community. In this episode, we learn about Hyper Protect and her first impressions of The Mainframe Life
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With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing fast approaching, we wanted to get some perspective into the special role that IBM and the mainframe played in the mission. Mr. Mark Nelson was all-too happy to help out.
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At the heart of mainframe architecture is how the Instruction Set gets implemented on the processor. In our first talk with an active IBM Fellow, Charles Webb shares some insight into the planning, procedures, and and particularities of processors.
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Everybody knows that Linux runs on Z, but starting in 2.4, you've got a new way of getting Linux functionality, in the form of Linux containers. Gary Puchkoff is the man to explain it all, and he's here with us this week. Also, Frank catches shrapnel.
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Open Source has a long history on Z, and an equally exciting future. On this talk with Joe Bostian, we talk about what's changing, what's carrying forward, and what we can keep our fingers crossed for.
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Being able to use UNIX-style utilities in z/OS is not just handy, it was something that simple had to be done. In this episode, Dan Acevedo and John Melmbold talk about some of the finer points of Unix System Services.
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