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ComputerWorld: Linux on mainframes gets cheaper

Aug 01, 2000, 06:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaikumar Vijayan)

"IBM this week will introduce hardware, software and pricing features designed to make it cheaper for users to run Linux applications on their S/390 mainframes."

"Key among the features is hardware called the Integrated Facility for Linux. It will let users of IBM's Generation 6 and Generation 5 mainframes add processor capacity exclusively for Linux applications without increasing charges for all other software on the server."

"The feature removes a key obstacle to deploying Linux applications on mainframes, said analyst Tracy Corbo at Hurwitz Group Inc. in Framingham, Mass."

"I think it's a great way to leverage the power of the mainframe and not incur the traditional costs associated with mainframe software," she said."

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