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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Jeff, Dan, and Luisa - September 2019 Happenings

09-09-2019

Jeff, Dan, and Luisa - September 2019 Happenings

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 30.75MB - Duration: 30:40 m (140 kbps 48000 Hz)




Deepak Kohli - IMS

08-26-2019

Deepak Kohli - IMS

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.92MB - Duration: 28:48 m (91 kbps 48000 Hz)




Derek Britton - Micro Focus - Happy Birthday COBOL

08-13-2019

Derek Britton - Micro Focus - Happy Birthday COBOL

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.89MB - Duration: 34:13 m (85 kbps 48000 Hz)




Elizabeth Joseph - Hyper Protect

07-29-2019

Elizabeth Joseph - Hyper Protect

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 22.42MB - Duration: 32:09 m (97 kbps 48000 Hz)




Mark Nelson - Mainframe and The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission

07-15-2019

Mark Nelson - Mainframe and The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 30.95MB - Duration: 38:57 m (111 kbps 44100 Hz)




Charles Webb - Processor Design

06-28-2019

Charles Webb - Processor Design

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34.67MB - Duration: 41:48 m (116 kbps 48000 Hz)




Gary Puchkoff - z/OS Container Extensions

06-17-2019

Gary Puchkoff - z/OS Container Extensions

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.42MB - Duration: 30:39 m (124 kbps 48000 Hz)




Jeanne Glass - VirtualZ Computing

06-03-2019

Jeanne Glass - VirtualZ Computing

Interview with Jeanne Glass, CEO of VirtualZ Computing

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 29.84MB - Duration: 33:28 m (124 kbps 48000 Hz)




Joe Bostian - Open Source on Z

05-20-2019

Joe Bostian - Open Source on Z

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 29.73MB - Duration: 35:12 m (118 kbps 44100 Hz)




Dan Acevedo and John Helmbold - USS

05-06-2019

Dan Acevedo and John Helmbold - USS

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.16MB - Duration: 28:28 m (118 kbps 44100 Hz)




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