Big Iorn

Per Jessen per at computer.org
Sun Feb 4 14:09:09 EST 2001


On Thu, 01 Feb 2001 13:30:48 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote:

>Hey, I have been hearing a lot of things about MVS, the inherant
>superiority of the 390, and all sorts of stuff about how all these big
>machines are so radicaly advanced that its not even funny... 
>
>This has finally piqued my interest to the point where I now would like
>to know more about how these machines work and what they can actually
>do. 
>Since this list is tangentaly related to that field I am sure there are
>at least a few here who could give me some useful pointers. =)

What would you like to know ? 
I doubt if the z-server architecture is particularly advanced, but it's
probably on a par with other modern processors. 
I've done system-level development (mostly assembler) for the 370 and 
390 architectures for 10-12 years - ask away. I've done VM, MVS and TPF - 
not much else runs on 390 - except for Linux now.


regards,
Per Jessen

regards,
Per Jessen



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