Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Gen Xer's Guide to Mainframes

For my new project I am having to learn all about Mainframe Computers, the level of knowledge that has seen me through a lifetimes career in IT; "they are big blue things" is now way out of date, not least because as I found out the other day they are now painted black.

So I found these interesting articles on Mainframe Computers 'The Gen Xer's Guide to Mainframes.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cut IT teeth on a couple of ICL/English Electric System 4 mainframes. The bigger one had 256 K (yes that's K) of RAM and the smaller had 192K.

They had a 'high-level' programming language called Cleo - developed for the Leo (Jo Lyons) machines