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 36 - Laura Sperling - Level 2 Support - 2.19.2018

19-02-2018

Episode 36 - Laura Sperling - Level 2 Support - 2.19.2018

Laura Sperling never stops thinking about fixing problems. In this episode, we hear all about Level 2 support, the support structure as a whole, and the lifecycle of a defect.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 15.68MB - Duration: 33:57 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 35 - Jerry Moody - LPAR - 2.12.2018

12-02-2018

Episode 35 - Jerry Moody - LPAR - 2.12.2018

LPAR Discussion with Jerry Moody

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.93MB - Duration: 38:52 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 34 - Marie Buzzetti - Mainframe Programming - 2.5.2018

06-02-2018

Episode 34 - Marie Buzzetti - Mainframe Programming - 2.5.2018

Programming on the mainframe. Sounds complicated, right? Perhaps not as much as you think. In this episode, Marie Laser gives us all a little lesson on LE (Language Environment), and how the platform is tackling newer languages. 0:27 Good advice 4:04 Ma

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.1MB - Duration: 22:59 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 33 - Sharon Spaulding - Mainframe Packaging - 1.29.2018

29-01-2018

Episode 33 - Sharon Spaulding - Mainframe Packaging - 1.29.2018

Do you enjoy dropping things? Wrapping gifts? Experimenting with densities of foam padding? Perhaps you should consider a role in Package Engineering! In this episode, we sit down and chat with Sharon Spaulding about exactly what it takes to ship mainfram

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.89MB - Duration: 36:35 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 32 - Mark Anzani - Mainframe Strategy - 1.22.2018

22-01-2018

Episode 32 - Mark Anzani - Mainframe Strategy - 1.22.2018

The mainframe needs to continuously evolve in order to stay well-positioned in datacenters across the world. On today's episode, we sit down for a chat with Mark Anzani, VP of Strategy for IBM Z... and that's an uppercase Z.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14.75MB - Duration: 32:01 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 31 - Bill Seubert - A Talk with a Mainframe Architect - 1.15.2018

15-01-2018

Episode 31 - Bill Seubert - A Talk with a Mainframe Architect - 1.15.2018

Understanding the platform involves much more than just memorizing a bunch of commands. It also means knowing when to choose one solution over another, and how to connect it all so that it makes sense from a business perspective. Bill Seubert @ITArchitect

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.15MB - Duration: 37:16 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 30 - Steven Cook - GDPS - 1.9.2018

08-01-2018

Episode 30 - Steven Cook - GDPS - 1.9.2018

When things go bump in the night, companies generally like to know that it won't dramatically impact their workloads. In this episode, Steven Cook tells us all about GDPS, the little slice of magic that lets mainframers spread their Parallel Sysplex out a

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14.05MB - Duration: 30:29 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 29 - Sam Reynolds - ISPF & Comm Server - 1.1.2018

01-01-2018

Episode 29 - Sam Reynolds - ISPF & Comm Server - 1.1.2018

Interactivity and network communications.... without them, hard to imagine how you'd do much of anything on the mainframe, yet this is an area that is a mystery for many. In this episode, Sam Reynolds schools us on the past, present, and future of ISPF an

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.02MB - Duration: 45:43 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 28 - 2018 Holiday Spectacular

25-12-2017

Episode 28 - 2018 Holiday Spectacular

Happy Holidays! Here's a silly one

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Episode 27 - Mark Rader - Db2 for z/OS - 12.18.2017

18-12-2017

Episode 27 - Mark Rader - Db2 for z/OS - 12.18.2017

A database is a database is a database, right? Not exactly... find out what sets Db2 apart from everything else in this highly informative episode with Mark Rader.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.6MB - Duration: 29:30 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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