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Old 09-06-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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Linux on zSeries Mainframes?

I have a friend who works for the city. And he mentioned that they use Linux on there IBM zSeries mainframes. But he did not mention what version of Linux and so on. Now he's out of town and I can't ask him.

Does everyone know what Linux do the zSeries use? I assume that these are the Enterprise versions of Linux. I don't know if is Suse, Mandrake, Slackware and so on.

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Old 09-06-2004, 01:27 AM   #2
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redhat, suse and mandrake i know offers packages for the z series etc.
but im sure if you had the time you could run anything if you compile the kernel to take advantage of all the processors.
Old 09-06-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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A google on IBM's Web site turned up a document suggested that the enterprise versions of Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux all are directly supported on the zSeries -- at least these companies are "distribution partners" with IBM. IBM donates code to the Linux kernel under the GPL, so if you wanted to itnker with it and custom build your own Linux system to run on a zSeries, I imagine that you could do so.
Old 09-06-2004, 01:31 AM   #4
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Thanks. And I will do alot more Googling on this matter.

Thanks alot.


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