Home > IBM > IBM Speeds Java on Mainframes IBM Speeds Java on Mainframes Eugenia Loli 2004-04-07 IBM 3 Comments IBM has created a module to handle Java for its mainframes while released a budget mainframe for midsize companies to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its mainframe business. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2004-04-07 9:55 am I searched for zAAS on http://www.ibm.de and got no result. So I ask myself, is that zAAS thingy real? Carsten 2004-04-07 10:05 am What me wonder is: Why put IBM the changes not under an OpenSource-license? I know, that IBM, Apple, etc are all using Suns Java and makes changes on it. So it is not possible for IBM to put Java to OpenSource. But why don’t public IBM, Apple, etc not their changes to an OpenSource-license? Apple have for some time, something nice integrated in Java (that different Java-programs are shareing the core-java-classes). And because all changes are automatically go to ownership by Sun, Sun now integrates this feature in Java 1.5. But why don’t public the other companies not their changes under an OpenSource license. Then it can be possible to use it for OpenSource JVMs like gcj, kaffe, etc. too. But now – where IBM, Apple and co donate the code only to Sun – Kaffe, gjc and so on, must see how to rewrite this features for their implementation. 🙁 Knoffer 2004-04-08 9:24 pm This is an announcement for a hardware module that accelerates JVM operations on IBM z-series mainframes. What about this would you have them open-source, the specs?