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IBM This article describes a real-word software port, with examples of how various porting challenges are resolved. If you are a software developer porting software to UNIX, you will find these techniques invaluable in avoiding common pitfalls, resolving bugs, and improving your productivity.
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Why port things to IBM's mainframes?
by twitterfire on Thu 15th Apr 2010 18:02 UTC
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This is very simple. Because those mainframes are junk compared to x86/nvidia/powerpc/cell powered supercomputers. They are even crap compared to powerful x86 servers.

But they have one quality. That is: they cost a very large amount of cash and IBM is making big bucks from selling them.

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