[rescue] IBM Mainframe fun

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Thu Jun 23 23:04:31 CDT 2005

On Jun 23, 2005, at 9:06 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> Tue, 21 Jun 2005 @ 09:10 -0500, Bill Bradford said:
>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 10:31:40AM +0200, Jochen Kunz wrote:
>>>> http://www.mrbill.net/hercules.jpg
>>> Where to get that nice background image?
>> images.google.com search for system370 AFAIR.  Or I can just  
>> uplaod it
>> somewhere. 8-)
> There is at least one mainframe-porn site out there with some
> outstanding pictures.
> I really miss computers that look like computers...

Our mainframe guys here are neat. In the last few days they gave me a  
crash course on os/360 and what they migrated too. IIRC right now  
they run z/OS.

Turns out all the NCIC/WALES data we process runs true a huge IBM  
mainframe. The old system that I am right now replacing is still  
using SNA.
The new system is still sort of SNA but over TCP/IP and not direct  
serial lines to the MUX. But you know what I really love the IBM SNA  
All the blinkenlights are fun.

-- Atm

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