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ZDNet: Mainframes, IFL, and Linux

May 17, 2006, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"The IFL, or integrated facility for Linux, is a mainframe CPU license that's limited to running Linux.

"Novell has yet to post SuSe licensing costs for the new z9 series mainframes, but charged $13,999 [&euro10,891] per year per 'processing engine' on the previous generation z900 series. in other words, if the same pricing held, you'd pay them about $750,000 [€584,000] per year for Linux on a fully configured z9..."

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