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Index IBM Z

IBM Z is a family name used by IBM for all of its mainframe computers from the Z900 on. [1]

51 relations: Advanced Encryption Standard, Backward compatibility, Common Criteria, Converged infrastructure, ESCON, Evaluation Assurance Level, Extended Remote Copy, Failover, FICON, Gameframe, Hercules (emulator), Hertz, Hewlett-Packard spying scandal, High availability, HiperSocket, IBM, IBM mainframe, IBM MIDAW, IBM Parallel Sysplex, IBM System z10, IBM System z9, IBM System/360, IBM System/370, IBM System/390, IBM zEnterprise System, Kernel-based Virtual Machine, Linux, Linux on z Systems, List of IBM products, Logical partition, Mainframe computer, Multi-core processor, OpenSolaris for System z, Operating system, Oracle Corporation, Peer to Peer Remote Copy, Solid-state drive, Superscalar processor, The Register, Transaction Processing Facility, Transactional memory, VCE (company), Virtual address space, VM (operating system), VSE (operating system), Z Application Assist Processor, Z/Architecture, Z/OS, Z/VM, ZIIP, ..., 64-bit computing. Expand index (1 more) »

Advanced Encryption Standard

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known by its original name Rijndael, is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001.

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Backward compatibility

Backward compatibility is a property of a system, product, or technology that allows for interoperability with an older legacy system, or with input designed for such a system, especially in telecommunications and computing.

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Common Criteria

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria or CC) is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification.

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Converged infrastructure

Converged infrastructure operates by grouping multiple information technology (IT) components into a single, optimized computing package.

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ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection) is a data connection created by IBM, and is commonly used to connect their mainframe computers to peripheral devices such as disk storage and tape drives.

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Evaluation Assurance Level

The Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL1 through EAL7) of an IT product or system is a numerical grade assigned following the completion of a Common Criteria security evaluation, an international standard in effect since 1999.

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Extended Remote Copy

Extended Remote Copy or XRC is an IBM zSeries and System z9 mainframe computer technology for data replication.

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In computing and related technologies such as networking, failover is switching to a redundant or standby computer server, system, hardware component or network upon the failure or abnormal termination of the previously active application, server, system, hardware component, or network.

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FICON (Fibre Connection) is the IBM proprietary name for the ANSI FC-SB-3 Single-Byte Command Code Sets-3 Mapping Protocol for Fibre Channel (FC) protocol.

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A gameframe is a hybrid computer system that was first used in the online video games industry.

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Hercules (emulator)

Hercules is a computer emulator allowing software written for IBM mainframe computers (System/370, System/390, and zSeries/System z) and for plug compatible mainframes (such as Amdahl machines) to run on other types of computer hardware, notably on low-cost personal computers.

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The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.

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Hewlett-Packard spying scandal

On September 5, 2006, Newsweek revealed that Hewlett-Packard's general counsel, at the behest of HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn, had contracted a team of independent security experts to investigate board members and several journalists in order to identify the source of an information leak.

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High availability

High availability is a characteristic of a system, which aims to ensure an agreed level of operational performance, usually uptime, for a higher than normal period.

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HiperSockets is an IBM technology for high-speed communications between partitions on a server with a hypervisor.

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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.

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IBM mainframe

IBM mainframes are large computer systems produced by IBM since 1952.

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Modified Indirect Data Address Words (MIDAWs) are a channel programming capability of the IBM System z9 processor.

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IBM Parallel Sysplex

In computing, a Parallel Sysplex is a cluster of IBM mainframes acting together as a single system image with z/OS.

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IBM System z10

IBM System z10 is a line of IBM mainframes.

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IBM System z9

IBM System z9 is a line of IBM mainframe computers.

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IBM System/360

The IBM System/360 (S/360) is a family of mainframe computer systems that was announced by IBM on April 7, 1964, and delivered between 1965 and 1978.

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IBM System/370

The IBM System/370 (S/370) was a model range of IBM mainframe computers announced on June 30, 1970 as the successors to the System/360 family.

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IBM System/390

The IBM System/390 was the third major generation of the System/360 line of computers.

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IBM zEnterprise System

IBM zEnterprise System is the latest line of IBM mainframes designed to offer both mainframe and distributed server technologies in an integrated system.

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Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Linux on z Systems

Linux on IBM Z (or Linux on z for short, and previously Linux on z Systems) is the collective term for the Linux operating system compiled to run on IBM mainframes, especially IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE servers.

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List of IBM products

The following is a partial list of products, services, and subsidiaries of International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation and its predecessor corporations, beginning in the 1890s.

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Logical partition

A logical partition, commonly called an LPAR, is a subset of a computer's hardware resources, virtualized as a separate computer.

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Mainframe computer

Mainframe computers (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications; bulk data processing, such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning; and transaction processing.

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Multi-core processor

A multi-core processor is a single computing component with two or more independent processing units called cores, which read and execute program instructions.

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OpenSolaris for System z

OpenSolaris for System z is a discontinuedGavin Clarke, 29 March 2010,, The Register port of the OpenSolaris operating system to the IBM System z line of mainframe computers.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

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Peer to Peer Remote Copy

Peer to Peer Remote Copy or PPRC is a protocol to replicate a storage volume to another control unit in a remote site.

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Solid-state drive

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently.

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Superscalar processor

A superscalar processor is a CPU that implements a form of parallelism called instruction-level parallelism within a single processor.

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The Register

The Register (nicknamed El Reg) is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.

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Transaction Processing Facility

Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) is an IBM real-time operating system for mainframe computers descended from the IBM System/360 family, including zSeries and System z9.

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Transactional memory

In computer science and engineering, transactional memory attempts to simplify concurrent programming by allowing a group of load and store instructions to execute in an atomic way.

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VCE (company)

VCE (abbreviation for "Virtual Computing Environment") was a division of EMC Corporation that manufactured converged infrastructure appliances for enterprise environments.

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Virtual address space

In computing, a virtual address space (VAS) or address space is the set of ranges of virtual addresses that an operating system makes available to a process.

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VM (operating system)

VM (often: VM/CMS) is a family of IBM virtual machine operating systems used on IBM mainframes System/370, System/390, zSeries, System z and compatible systems, including the Hercules emulator for personal computers.

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VSE (operating system)

z/VSE (Virtual Storage Extended) is an operating system for IBM mainframe computers, the latest one in the DOS/360 lineage, which originated in 1965.

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Z Application Assist Processor

The IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP), previously known as the zSeries Application Assist Processor, is a mainframe processor introduced by IBM in 2004.

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z/Architecture, initially and briefly called ESA Modal Extensions (ESAME), is IBM's 64-bit instruction set architecture implemented by its mainframe computers.

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z/OS is a 64-bit operating system for IBM mainframes, produced by IBM.

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z/VM is the current version in IBM's VM family of virtual machine operating systems.

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In IBM System z9 (and successor) mainframes, the System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) is a special purpose processor.

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64-bit computing

In computer architecture, 64-bit computing is the use of processors that have datapath widths, integer size, and memory address widths of 64 bits (eight octets).

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