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Red Hat To Deliver Linux Solutions For IBM's s/390 Mainframe Computer
Research Triangle ParkUnited States, December 17, 2001
Red Hat announces the addition of Red Hat Linux for S/390 to its Enterprise Line of products and services
Red Hat Linux is optimized for IBM's S/390 Parallel Enterprise (G5 and G6) and Multiprise 3000 servers. It can also run on IBM's zSeries 900 servers. Major features include:
- 2.4.9 Kernel
- gcc 2.95.3
- glibc 2.2.4
- ext3 Journaling File System
- Support for large files, including software RAID for combining direct access storage devices
Red Hat also offers a full set of complementary software support, and professional services like consulting, integration, training and engineering services.
"With the release of Red Hat Linux for S/390, Red Hat is able to fully extend its reach from embedded to mainframe," said Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat. "I have spent many years in the mainframe market, understanding and servicing its enterprise clients. With this announcement, Red Hat is excited to be able to ofer a solution to those customers."
Utilizing the same open source code base as Red Hat Linux 7.2, enterprise companies can deploy Red Hat Linux on the S/390, enabling them to take advantage of increased performance and efficient resource sharing, increased security, and platform portability, as it supports diverse hardware architectures with a common application programming interface. The same code base also allows Red Hat to cover the full spectrum of computing platforms, from small, embedded devices up to the largest mainframe computers.
Pricing and Availability:
For feature details and purchase information on Red Hat Linux for S/390, please visit http://www.redhat.com or call 1.888.REDHAT1.
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