Wednesday, August 01, 2007

IBM's Project Big Green Spurs Global Shift to Linux on Mainframe

"The consolidation project capitalizes on the ability of a single mainframe to behave as hundreds or thousands of individual servers. This capability, called virtualization -- which IBM pioneered on the mainframe over 40 years ago -- parcels out a mainframe's system resources -- including processing cycles, networking, storage and memory -- to many 'virtual' servers. Each virtual server functions as a real, physical machine. The migration will use only a portion of each mainframe, leaving substantial headroom for future growth."

And as the article says, save 80 percent on energy use, while also saving on support costs, etc.

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