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Ibm mainframe expanded storage[edit]

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MVS Workload Manager[edit]

IIRC Workload Manager was part of the original MVS - I remember an IBM colleague enthusing at the time (mid-1970s) about its ability to absorb more work without delaying high-priority tasks ("there is no upper limit!"). The problem about such ancient computer history of course is references - do you have any ideas? Philcha (talk) 01:42, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually it was SRM rather than WLM that did all that in the 1970s. Martin Packer (talk) 10:31, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

SRM = System Resources Manager? Philcha (talk) 13:47, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, pretty much. Might be "Resource" singular. But then we just call it SRM. :-) Martin Packer (talk) 10:36, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Philcha (talk) 12:53, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Virtual memory[edit]

Hi, I'd be grateful if you'd look at Virtual memory and edit as necessary. I found an article that explained z/OS virtual memory and it's a whole lot more complicated than anything currently described in Virtual memory. It is possible to described z/OS' approach in terms that won't confuse general readers? You're much better qualified to deal with this than I am. Philcha (talk) 11:40, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Sure! Do remind me if I don't do it within the next (say) month. I'm likely to forget. :-) Martin Packer (talk) 14:35, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi, this is a reminder (hope you had a good New Year!). Philcha (talk) 16:48, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

History of IBM mainframe operating systems[edit]

A while ago a I started re-organising the articles on IBM mainframe OSs, with History of IBM mainframe operating systems as the root, after discussing the idea extensively with Kubanczyk. But Kubanczyk's gone elsewhere for the last 2 months. I'd be grateful if you'd act as my adviser and reviewer.

The "project" is currently stalled on the issue of how far we can go in merging OS/360 and descendants into 1 article. Specifically, can we roll up MVS and all its descendants except z/OS into OS/360 and successors? As far as I can see the main issue is whether there's enough referenced content about MVS/xxx to make separate articles necessary (see my discussion with Kubanczyk). The only source I've been able to find is MVS... a long history and subsequent pages - but I dont' know how reliable these pages are and don't know how long they'll stay online. Given the nature of your professional specialism I hope you'll be able to advise on this and to provide suitable refs.

After that the next big issue will be how far to roll up into "DOS/360 and successors" (not yet started) the existing material about DOS/VS etc. (except z/VSE). Then I'll start looking at the evolution of VM starting with CTSS. Finally I'll try to learn enough about the airlines OSs (PARS to z/TPF) to write something half decent about these. Philcha (talk) 17:05, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Anything with "MVS" in it is "MVS", as is OS/390 and z/OS. And so, probably, is "OS/VS2". But the rest probably are best regarded as other IBM mainframe operating systems. Though all are ultimately related to S/360. I'm afraid I know little of the other mainframe operating systems. A good place to call for volunteers to work on this is the IBM-MAIN Newsgroup. Martin Packer (talk) 16:11, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Modern definition of MVS?[edit]

Modern definition of MVS? asks if "MVS" now means the non-Unix/POSIX parts of z/OS. If you can shed light on this, please respond at Modern definition of MVS? Philcha (talk) 20:15, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Twhirl[edit]

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WP Computing[edit]

Greetings. You are receiving this note as you are a member of this WikiProject. Currently there is not much of activity in the project and I am hoping to revive the project with your help. I have made a few changes to the project page Diff. You are welcome to make suggestions of improvement / changes in the design. I have also make a proposal to AutoTagg articles with {{WikiProject Computing}} for the descendant wikiprojects articles also. Please express your opinion here -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 12:54, 23 June 2008 (UTC)


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