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Computerworld: Boscov's Turns to Linuxcare for Help Running Linux on IBM Mainframe

Aug 15, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

"With a smaller IT staff and a flat IT budget because of corporate cutbacks, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov's Department Store wanted to more efficiently deploy Linux virtual servers on its underutilized IBM zSeries mainframe.

"After first trying to set up the virtual servers himself, programmer Rob Schwartz found that installing a copy of SuSE Linux on each virtual server on the mainframe wasted large amounts of memory and disk space. He figured that using read-only file sharing would solve the resource problems, but setting up such a system was difficult..."

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