Tonight Live: Your own IBM S-390 FREE >> On The Linux Show.
Jun 05, 2001, 20:50 (8 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Jeff
Gerhardt for this link. ]
Tuesday, June 5th, 2001
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have
what looks to be a very cool show lined up tonight on The Linux
Show!! (and yes the Loki tribes server is up and running)
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the week. We have LOTS of news to cover
because we were off last week. So, the news segment will be
expanded to include segments One and Two. In Segments Two-
In Segments Three- IBM Offers Free Mainframe Access to
we will be by James M. Savoie,Linux for zSeries
Sales and John V. Sutera IBM Manager of Technical Support. We will
be discussing IBMs generous offer to make S-390 time available to
Linux Community Members free.
Jim has technical sales responsibility for Linux solutions
integrated with the IBM zSeries eServers, or mainframes. For most
of his twenty year career with IBM, he has resided in Chicago where
assigned to various projects that have ranged from high end server
sales, storage sales, marketing, technical support, services
consulting, and systems engineering. I joined IBM in 1981 as an
Industrial Engineer in the Poughkeepsie, New York.
John is responsible for the Linux Community Development System.
BA from Kansas Univ, MS from Syracuse Univ. Over 20 years of
technical support management at IBM.
The new program from IBM will provide thousands of independent
software developers with free access to the ultimate tool for
writing Linux software applications -- the IBM eServer zSeries
The program, the Linux Community Development
System, provides developers with access to their own
virtual mainframe running Linux and a Shark storage subsystem. IBM
customers, business partners, independent software vendors,
consultants, academics and even IBM competitors are invited to
register for their free server. The program is aimed at helping
Linux developers build new enterprise applications that enable
customers to consolidate their distributed servers on a single IBM
The testing stage of the program has already drawn an expanding
community of programmers and Linux enthusiasts from around the
world. Developers from Korea, Scotland, India, New Zealand, and
even a high school student from Brooklyn, are up and running on the
mainframe, porting their Linux applications to "Big Iron" via the
The unique capabilities of the mainframe allow it to be
partitioned or carved up into thousands of virtual stand alone
servers. Users are assigned their own individual server to develop,
test or port applications with complete autonomy, allowing them to
work independently without affecting the thousands of other users
on the same physical machine. Developers can even re-boot or
recompile programs without interfering with others on the system, a
luxury not available to developers working on Sun or HP boxes.
Developers can enroll in the program via the IBM Linux home page
Participants should go the zSeries and Linux Community Development
System links. To ensure quality support, participants are being
given access in stages. Users will choose between a SuSE or
TurboLinux zSeries distribution of Linux and will be offered access
for either 30, 60 or 90 days.
And the http://victim.cylant.com server is
still running with NO outages. The FIRST person who breaks or hacks
the server, emails the Linux show (or Cylant)and shows us proof of
the hack wins the server.
Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to
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