IBM Mainframe refers to any computer that is compatible with IBM eserver zSeries computers and their predecessors, dating back to the System/360 first announced by IBM on April 7, 1964. Compatible in the software sense: it will run the same operating system.

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IBM Mainframe Servers
IBM home page for current mainframe computer systems, with links to an overview, software, operating systems, networking, I/O connectivity, solutions, news, events, FAQs, support, education and a library of documents.
The 360 Revolution
IBM's 40th anniversary book, by Chuck Boyer, detailing the history of the System/360; IBM mainframes today are still software-compatible with the System/360. [PDF]
Anura Guruge: Mr. SNA
Guruge's views on the IBM world, XML Web services, grids and autonomic computing.
BookManager: IBM Softcopy Reader
Free Java-based software for Linux and Windows workstations. Used to read IBM manuals in BookManager format, typically on CD-ROM. Replaces IBM Library Reader (ILR).
Computer History: IBM 360/370/3090/390
A personal history of the IBM mainframe by Lars Poulsen.
Computer Measurement Group
CMG is a user group focused on performance and resource management, especially for IBM mainframes, with an annual conference and exhibition in North America. Groups link lists local CMG groups worldwide.
Coupling Facility Structure Sizer: CFSIZER
A Web-based application used to calculate the size of each IBM software product's structure within a Parallel Sysplex Coupling Facility (CF).
Dictionary of the Mainframe World
6000 words and phrases currently in use and from the past, technical and marketing terms, as heard in IBM mainframe computer environments.
Dinos Web Ring
Access to over 30 Web sites run by individuals interested in mainframes.
Disaster Recovery Journal
Although business continuity is the focus, many articles are mainframe-related. Also hosts an annual conference.
Fujitsu Mainframe Servers
Manufacturer of IBM mainframe-compatible servers, services, software and storage. Fujitsu acquired Amdahl, originally founded by IBM System/360 architect Gene Amdahl.
Hitachi Data Systems
HDS provides hardware storage systems for multiple platforms, including the IBM mainframe. Related support, software and training is also available.
The IBM 360/67 and CP/CMS
Tom Van Vleck's history of the IBM System/360 Model 67 computer and the CP/CMS operating system, which later became z/VM.
IBM Corporate Archives
Includes a Search facility. Catalog link then Products and Services includes information on and pictures of many historical pieces of mainframe hardware.
IBM Redbooks
Special type of less formal IBM manuals. Useful for users seeking more real-world examples than given in standard manuals. Usually details implementation and experiences of a project to implement IBM software and hardware, but some are conference presentation material. More often now, a few are introductory textbooks on a specific technology: IBM hardware or software product.
IBM Resource Link
Convenient access to mainframe hardware and systems software planning and maintenance information. Registration is free, but is restricted to IBM customers, business partners and employees; confirmation takes about two business hours.
IBM Resources for Mainframe Developers
IBM programs and information for anyone developing a commercial software product for IBM's mainframe operating systems. Including free software and low cost hardware through PartnerWorld for Developers, developerWorks and other programs.
ITPapers: IBM Mainframe
A directory of technical white papers, Webcasts, and case studies from IBM and other companies.
Marc Niegowski: Systems Programmer At Large
Historical mainframe information plus tips and techniques for Assembler and C/C++. From a Systems Programmer specializing in mainframe telecommunications networks.
Planet MVS
Covers mainframe hardware and z/OS-related systems software topics. Including a collection of IBM Green Cards.
Visara International
Provides SNA, 3270, 5250 and LAN/WAN integration products: displays, printers and controllers, including communication servers and console concentrators.
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