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SearchOpenSource: Linux Grid Takes Out Firm's Aging Mainframe

Jan 06, 2007, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"R.L. Polk & Co., one of the oldest providers of automotive information in the U.S., had a mainframe problem.

"The mainframe--an IBM 2066-002, part of the zSeries line-- as unable to keep up with the demands of crunching data on 500 million unique vehicles every year. Some of the data processing jobs on the mainframe would often take several days to complete. Parts of the infrastructure at Polk were close to 20 years old when executives first started looking elsewhere for solutions in 2004..."

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