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 12 - Pat Meaney - Mainframe Memory - 9.4.2017

09-04-2017

Episode 12 - Pat Meaney - Mainframe Memory - 9.4.2017

Whether you call it memory or storage, Pat Meaney is exactly the kind of guy you want in charge of it. This is the first in a series of deep-dive heavy hitter episodes about core mainframe and z/OS technologies.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.59MB - Duration: 44:47 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 11 - Luisa and Mike - Conference Chat - 8.28.2017

08-28-2017

Episode 11 - Luisa and Mike - Conference Chat - 8.28.2017

Ain't no life like Conference Life. We've both been on the road quite a bit lately, and thought we'd unwind with a little conference-themed discussion

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 21.8MB - Duration: 47:26 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 10 - Christy Schroeder - IBM Academic Initiative - 8/21/2017

08-21-2017

Episode 10 - Christy Schroeder - IBM Academic Initiative - 8/21/2017

Bringing new talent onto the platform and keeping it rewarding to them is a responsibility that we all share. Thankfully, we have Christy Schroeder to help lead the charge. Find out what new-hires need to succeed, and how we can attract fresh talent.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.75MB - Duration: 42:57 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 9 - Dave Surman - Parallel Sysplex - 8/14/2017

08-14-2017

Episode 9 - Dave Surman - Parallel Sysplex - 8/14/2017

Dave Surman, IBM Distinguished Engineer has a thing or two to tell us about Parallel Sysplex, the data-sharing magic that lets the mainframe do it all

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 22.89MB - Duration: 49:47 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 8 - Bob Malitz - Infinity Systems Software - 8/7/2017

08-07-2017

Episode 8 - Bob Malitz - Infinity Systems Software - 8/7/2017

Bob Malitz, Director of Services at Infinity Systems Software, shares his unique perspective of just how customers are leveraging the mainframe platform to power them through challenging business situations.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 18.74MB - Duration: 40:44 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 7 - Mythili Venkatakrishnan - Analytics & Machine Learning - 7/31/2017

07-31-2017

Episode 7 - Mythili Venkatakrishnan - Analytics & Machine Learning - 7/31/2017

Mythili Venkatakrishnan is here to set the record straight on Analytics and Machine Learning. It's great, it's powerful, but it ain't magic.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 22.35MB - Duration: 48:37 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 6 - Brenton Belmar - Mainframe Millicode

07-24-2017

Episode 6 - Brenton Belmar - Mainframe Millicode

In this very special episode, we usher in the announcement of the new z14 mainframe with an exclusive interview, then get deep down in the guts for a talk about mainframe millicode with super-genius Brenton Belmar. Be warned... this is a silly one

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.05MB - Duration: 43:36 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 5 - Jay Brenneman talks Linux and Virtualization

07-17-2017

Episode 5 - Jay Brenneman talks Linux and Virtualization

Jay Brenneman stops by to talk Linux and Virtualization on the Mainframe, and we have a little fun with My Favorite Acronym

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 17.08MB - Duration: 37:07 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 4 - Mark Nelson on Mainframe Security - 7/10/2017

07-10-2017

Episode 4 - Mark Nelson on Mainframe Security - 7/10/2017

Security Poobah Mark Nelson swings by to discuss RACF, SAF, and Chicken Nuggets. Mark proves that security doesn't have to be scary or overly technical, and that at the end of the day, it all boils down to one simple question.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 19.58MB - Duration: 42:35 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 3 - Jeff Frey p2 - 7/3/2017

07-03-2017

Episode 3 - Jeff Frey p2 - 7/3/2017

Part 2 of our interview with Jeff Frey. In this section, Jeff gets into some of the guts of Parallel Sysplex, and how the mainframe platform can compete and thrive in a modern cloud world.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 13.66MB - Duration: 29:38 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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