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 56 - Chris Poole and Mark Cocker - 9.17.2018

09-17-2018

Episode 56 - Chris Poole and Mark Cocker - 9.17.2018

CICS plays a very important role in the history and future of the mainframe, but for many newcomers, its purpose and appeal seem difficult to grasp. In this episode, we've got Chris Poole and Martin Cocker on the mic to help explain what it's all about.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14.91MB - Duration: 32:15 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 55 - Terri Menendez - VSAM - 9.3.2018

09-03-2018

Episode 55 - Terri Menendez - VSAM - 9.3.2018

VSAM. Know it, use it, love it. Terri Menendez is here to make sure you know even more, so you can use it even better, and love it even more.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14.86MB - Duration: 32:09 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 54 - John Frahm - Mainframe High Availability - 8.20.2018

08-20-2018

Episode 54 - John Frahm - Mainframe High Availability - 8.20.2018

When things go bump in the night, it's good to have a plan. John Frahm is one of the folks who works with mainframe clients to ensure that sysprog whoopsies don't turn into catastrophic business outages.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.9MB - Duration: 36:36 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 53 - Anna Shugol - zHyperLink - 8.6.2018

08-06-2018

Episode 53 - Anna Shugol - zHyperLink - 8.6.2018

We've spent the last few episodes talking about reliability... but what about speed? In this episode, Anna Shugol talks about a new method for accelerating database reads and more. Let's hear from our favorite Terminal Talk Top Tier Member, Anna Shugol.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.79MB - Duration: 29:48 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 52 - Bob Abrams - RAS - 7.23.2018

07-23-2018

Episode 52 - Bob Abrams - RAS - 7.23.2018

Bob Abrams is the STSM for RAS at IBM. If you know what more than two of those acronyms mean, then maybe you don't need to listen to this week's episode, but we recommend checking it anyway.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.62MB - Duration: 40:22 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 51 - Harry Williams - SHARE / Marist College - 7.9.2018

07-09-2018

Episode 51 - Harry Williams - SHARE / Marist College - 7.9.2018

Harry Williams, CTO at Marist College and SHARE President stops in to talk about how the mainframe has influenced his career and all he touches.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.63MB - Duration: 29:28 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 50 - Steven Dickens - LinuxONE - 6.25.2018

06-25-2018

Episode 50 - Steven Dickens - LinuxONE - 6.25.2018

Steve talks LinuxONE

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Episode 49 - Anthony Sofia - A Year in Review - 6.18.2018

06-18-2018

Episode 49 - Anthony Sofia - A Year in Review - 6.18.2018

Terminal Talk has been on the air for a year now. We sit down with our first guest to talk about what's new, what's changed, and what to look forward to.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.64MB - Duration: 38:14 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 48 - Frank and Jeff - What We've Been Up To - 6.11.2018

06-11-2018

Episode 48 - Frank and Jeff - What We've Been Up To - 6.11.2018

We have TWO FINE guests this week...

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.19MB - Duration: 39:26 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 47 - Christian Jacobi - Mainframe IO - 5.28.2018

05-28-2018

Episode 47 - Christian Jacobi - Mainframe IO - 5.28.2018

In this episode. Christian Jacobi, Distinguished Engineer for IBM Z Hardware Development sprays some knowledge on the bits of silicon that keep the world running.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.67MB - Duration: 29:33 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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