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IBM's new mainframe will eat mobile apps for lunch

Big Blue claims the z13 system can crunch 2.3 billion transactions per day

BMC brings workload automation to the mainframe change ticket

A plug-in for BMC Control-M batch schedulers cuts the time needed to validate changes to complex mainframe systems by up to 80 percent

Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

The mainframe turns 50: Why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964 mainframes weren't new, but the System/360 revolutionized the computer industry

IBM starts restricting hardware patches to paying customers

Following an Oracle practice, IBM starts to restrict hardware patches to holders of maintenance contracts

Oracle, IBM to unwrap new Unix server processors at conference

The companies will share details about the new Unix server processors at the Hot Chips conference in August

Computing fossils: Old tech holding on for dear life

Some ancient technology is still useful -- and some just won't die

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