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 22 - Rosalind Radcliffe - Enterprise DevOps - 11.13.2017

11-13-2017

Episode 22 - Rosalind Radcliffe - Enterprise DevOps - 11.13.2017

Rosalind Radcliffe has been the DevOps Queen for quite a while now, and has some tremendous insight into just how mainframe shops can see immediate and long-term advantages from shifting to modern tooling.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.73MB - Duration: 38:31 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 21 - Azeem Mohammed - DFSMS / Mainframe Storage - 11.6.2017

11-06-2017

Episode 21 - Azeem Mohammed - DFSMS / Mainframe Storage - 11.6.2017

To say that storage on mainframe is a big deal would be a tremendous understatement, and it’s not enough to just be able to connect to hundreds of terabytes of available storage… it all has to be managed as well. In this episode.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.23MB - Duration: 28:42 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 20 - Kara Todd - z/TPF - 10.30.2017

10-30-2017

Episode 20 - Kara Todd - z/TPF - 10.30.2017

The IBM z/Transaction Processing Facility is a purpose-built operating system that the world depends on day-in and day-out. In this episode, Kara Todd tells us all about it, and more!

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.42MB - Duration: 37:50 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 19 - Debbie Furman - z/OS Test - 10.23.2017

10-23-2017

Episode 19 - Debbie Furman - z/OS Test - 10.23.2017

Being a tester means knowing a bug's favorite hiding places. If you're a defect, you don't want to play hide and seek with Debbie Furman, a z/OS Function Tester Extraordinaire.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.65MB - Duration: 36:10 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 18 - Lili Tang - IzODA Open Data Analytics for z/OS - 10.16.2017

10-16-2017

Episode 18 - Lili Tang - IzODA Open Data Analytics for z/OS - 10.16.2017

Lili Tang may only have two years working in Z, but she’s already ripping through everything the platform has to offer. This episode is all about how data science works on mainframes.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 14.41MB - Duration: 31:17 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 17 - Romney White - z/VM - 10.9.2017

10-09-2017

Episode 17 - Romney White - z/VM - 10.9.2017

From science project to enterprise hypervisor, z/VM has a multitude of uses, and a very interesting history. In this episode, Romney White walks us through why z/VM is so interesting.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.24MB - Duration: 39:39 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 16 - Brian Prasky - Branch Prediction - 10.02.2017

10-02-2017

Episode 16 - Brian Prasky - Branch Prediction - 10.02.2017

Brian Prasky knows what’s going on inside a CPU. He’s so smart he even knows what’s GOING to happen inside a CPU.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.56MB - Duration: 38:09 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 15 - Peter Enrico - Mainframe Performance - 9.25.2017

09-25-2017

Episode 15 - Peter Enrico - Mainframe Performance - 9.25.2017

Peter Enrico is President of Enterprise Performance Strategies Inc, and has worked exhaustively on the mainframe platform to ensure that customers the the most from their systems.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.18MB - Duration: 39:30 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 14 - Neil Shah - Parmlib - 9.18.2017

09-18-2017

Neil Shah knows a thing or two about setting up and running z/OS systems. In this episode, he talks about how a system's Parmlib is where all the magic happens.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.03MB - Duration: 35:01 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 13 - Joe Gentile - z/OS Core Tech... and a little performance

09-11-2017

Episode 13 - Joe Gentile - z/OS Core Tech... and a little performance

What started as a discussion about Mainframe performance ended up being a rather in-depth discussion of z/OS Core Technologies, including GRS, RSM and Enque/Deque. Hey, we chase what's interesting.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.46MB - Duration: 42:19 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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