Big Iron

W Bauske wsb at
Sun Feb 4 20:25:10 PST 2001

Per Jessen wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Feb 2001 13:30:48 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote:
> >Hey, I have been hearing a lot of things about MVS, the inherant
> >superiority of the 390, and all sorts of stuff about how all these big
> >machines are so radicaly advanced that its not even funny...
> >
> >This has finally piqued my interest to the point where I now would like
> >to know more about how these machines work and what they can actually
> >do.
> >Since this list is tangentaly related to that field I am sure there are
> >at least a few here who could give me some useful pointers. =)
> What would you like to know ?
> I doubt if the z-server architecture is particularly advanced, but it's
> probably on a par with other modern processors.
> I've done system-level development (mostly assembler) for the 370 and
> 390 architectures for 10-12 years - ask away. I've done VM, MVS and TPF -
> not much else runs on 390 - except for Linux now.

Go to IBM's site and look up "zseries" and "linux 390". Look thru that 
and search for whatever else you're curious about.


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