jacobsm writes: Included in this past Tuesday's z/VM 6.1 preview announcement is a statement of direction for a "live guest relocation feature".
IBM intends to further strengthen single system image support by providing live guest relocation. This is planned to provide the capability to move a running Linux virtual machine from one single system image member system to another. This is intended to further enhance workload management across a set of z/VM systems and to help clients avoid planned outages for virtual servers.
jacobsm writes: "Today, April 7th is the 45 anniversary of the announcement of the IBM System 360. This computer is the foundation of all current mainframe computer systems.
Some other historic events in 1964 were, Ford motor company introduced the Ford Mustang on April 17 and Stanley Kubrick had lunch with Arthur C. Clarke at Tavern on the Green in NYC to discuss the possibility of making the "definitive science fiction movie".....the result was "2001: A Space Odyssey".
A PDF describing the history of IBM mainframe computing is at http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/jelliott/pdfs/zhistory.pdf"
jacobsm writes: It is part Sales talk but has a lot of interesting information also.
The information technology (IT) industry is a big user of resources as well as an enabler of efficiencies that reduce CO2 emissions. However, as companies continue to grow to meet the demands of their customers and as environmental concerns continue to be an issue, organizations are looking for ways to reduce corporate energy consumption and to become more environmentally responsible; to become green.
This IBM Redpaper can help your IT organization as it begins the journey to becoming a green data center. IBM wants to help others, particularly our clients, to chart a course to reap the benefits of lower costs and improved sustainability that running a green data center can provide. Understanding what is possible can speed your journey to an optimized green data center with sustainability designed into both the IT and facilities infrastructures. Although this paper is not all inclusive, it provides a quick start for going green in data centers. It also provides additional pointers and information. You can use this paper as a guide to becoming more energy efficient.
A link to the IBM Redpaper can be found here: Download PDF (2.7 MB)