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Member - 8/26/2011 9:41:38 AM
What makes the mainframe special?
On the Destination z Facebook page (, a mini discussion on what makes the mainframe special/unique is occurring. It makes the most sense to move that discussion here.

Here's the list of attributes from community member Joel Tilton from the Facebook page:

Reliability stability scalability securable. Mainframes can manage more data more effectively than any other platform.
The 10 gigabit OSA adapter can actually achieve 10 gigabit per second
The z196 can actually run 10,000 Linux lpars.
It is the Ultimate platrom. It doesn't have the security vulnerabilities of other platforms. Windoze is a virus not an operating system.

Let's build a list. What attributes do you find unique?