Chapter 3. Introducing Linux on the Mainframe

From a project undertaken by a handful of developers, Linux on the mainframe has become an official component of IBM's mainframe strategy. This union of traditional proprietary computing and Open Source elements helps to bring e-business applications from distributed servers to a single platform where they can be more easily managed.

Looking at the Linux evolution and the evolution of the mainframe architecture, it becomes obvious that both have a specific background and their specific reasons for certain design decisions. In this chapter, we focus on bringing these two thoughts together. We will explore questions such as the following:

  • Why does Linux fit the mainframe?

  • How does Linux fit the mainframe?

Linux on the Mainframe
Linux on the Mainframe
ISBN: 0131014153
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 199 © 2008-2017.
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