ZDNet: Mainframes, IFL, and Linux

“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