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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Anthony Sofia - z15 Compression

11-04-2019

Anthony Sofia - z15 Compression

If you work in data, compression is a tool you use on a daily basis, and Z is a platform where it's practically elevated to an art. Hear from Anthony Sofia how the z15 changes things up once more, allowing even greater flexibility for managing data.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.22MB - Duration: 25:33 m (148 kbps 48000 Hz)




Andreas Bieswanger & Carl Mayer - Simplifying Mainframe Management

10-21-2019

Andreas Bieswanger & Carl Mayer - Simplifying Mainframe Management

Sitting at the Mainframe's Hardware Management Console is like sitting on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Great power, but probably overwhelming at first. Carl and Andraes are on the case to make HMC drastically more user-friendly.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 31.81MB - Duration: 31:32 m (140 kbps 48000 Hz)




Tyler King & Kevin McKenzie - Instant Recovery

10-09-2019

Tyler King & Kevin McKenzie - Instant Recovery

One of the exciting new features newly announced for Z is Instant Recovery. Tyler King and Kevin McKenzie are just two of the brains behind it. Learn how maintenance windows will get shorter on this new episode of Terminal Talk

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.09MB - Duration: 24:28 m (137 kbps 48000 Hz)




Tarun Chopra - The z15 is Here!

09-23-2019

Tarun Chopra - The z15 is Here!

The latest and greatest, the IBM z15 is finally here and we couldn't be any happier. There's a lot to geek out about a new system, but it goes far beyond the box. Hear from Tarun Chopra, Director of IBM Z Offering Management, why this is a good time for Z

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34.39MB - Duration: 33:37 m (142 kbps 48000 Hz)




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)




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