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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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)




Episode 75 - Louis Guadagno - Mainframe History in Poughkeepsie - 4.22.2019

04-22-2019

Episode 75 - Louis Guadagno - Mainframe History in Poughkeepsie - 4.22.2019

The mainframe wouldn't be where it is today without a series of bold moves and bright thinkers half a century ago. In this historic look back, , Louis Guadagno sheds some light on how the platform got off the ground back in the day.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34.7MB - Duration: 48:27 m (100 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 74 - Kelly Ryan - Z Client Care - 4.8.2019

04-08-2019

Episode 74 - Kelly Ryan - Z Client Care - 4.8.2019

Working on the world's most vital computing platform requires a special set of skills. We spend a lot of time talking about the technical ones, but in this episode, Kelly Ryan keys us in on what it takes to keep things right with clients.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.15MB - Duration: 41:31 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 73 - Ed Jaffe - Creating z/OSMF Workflows - 4.1.2019

04-01-2019

Episode 73 - Ed Jaffe - Creating z/OSMF Workflows - 4.1.2019

Ed Jaffe, CTO for Phoenix Software, and more importantly, returning guest of Terminal Talk, has been busy lately developing all-new workflow functionality for Z. In this episode, we learn about what goes into a workflow, and how you can get started

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14.84MB - Duration: 32:06 m (64 kbps 48000 Hz)




Episode 72 - Neale Ferguson - Linux and more on the mainframe - 3.26.2019

03-26-2019

Episode 72 - Neale Ferguson - Linux and more on the mainframe - 3.26.2019

Neale Ferguson likes to push the envelope. Being involved in some very exciting aspects of bringing various software and OS's to the Z platform, he's got a unique perspective around Z that was definitely worth sitting down and chatting about.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 15.91MB - Duration: 34:26 m (64 kbps 48000 Hz)




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