Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 16:27 UTC, submitted by jmarka
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Software that for the first time lets users run native copies of the Windows operating systems on a mainframe will be introduced Friday by data center automation vendor Mantissa. The company's z/VOS software is a CMS application that runs on IBM's z/VM and creates a foundation for Intel-based operating systems. Users only need a desktop appliance running Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection client, which is the same technology used to attach to Windows running on Terminal Server or Citrix-based servers. Users will be able to connect to their virtual and fully functional Windows environments without any knowledge that the operating system and the applications are executing on the mainframe and not the desktop."
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running Windows on mainframe
by Different on Tue 17th Mar 2009 08:37 UTC
Different
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2007-07-03

If they can virtualized an X86 environment on mainframe then they can run Windows comfortably on it since a Mainframe has much greater processing power

All they need is a software like ThinServer then they can even remotely run multiple sessions of it

http://www.aikotech.com/thinserver.htm

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Ok, so it will work great then? Thanks for answering my question! :o)

Another question, a Mainframe CPU of 1000MIPS is equal to a 4GHz x86 single core CPU in terms of processing power (see my earlier post here). How many CPUs does a mainframe have? If it has 16 CPUs, it is similar to 4 quad cores at 4GHz. How many Windows instances can you run then?

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