Wondering what a MainFrame is?
Well, Jeff Gribbin posted the following to LINUX-390@VM.MARIST.EDU:
I don’t have a Linux system of my own, but I follow digests of this list which are sent to me by one of my colleagues.
Some months ago somebody expressed the wish for a simple exposition of mainframe architecture. (I cannot locate the mail now to give the exact citation - sorry.)
In 1989 I wrote a paper for SHARE entitled “Development of 360/370 Architecture - A Plain Man’s View”. With the help of a number of friends I have now successfully converted this to MsWord format, and Melinda Varian has kindly found room for it on her website. It’s available at:
It is still in its 1989 form (I don’t possess the detailed knowledge of developments in the past ten years to bring it up-to-date), and it is heavily biased towards the VM viewpoint, but might hopefully still be able to present a flavour of the fundamentals of mainframe architecture to those who’re new to this area.
I hope that some of you find it useful.
Jeff Gribbin, EDS UK Mainframe Software Services
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|NOTE: Reviews and links to come|
|MVS Assembler Language: Kevin McQuillen, Anne Prince||My 2nd assembler book|
|Mainframe Assembler Programming: William Qualls||learn on a PC PC/370 included|
|MVS Performance Management: Stephen Samson||too deep for me|
|MVS: Concepts and Facilities: Bob Johnson||recommended in preface by Stephen Samson|
|Advanced Assembler Language and MVS Interfaces: Carmine Cannatello||reported to be a five star book|
|Debugging System 360/370 Programs Using OS and VS Storage Dumps||Never seen 360, but might be relevent?|
|MVS System Programming by Elder-Vass||A little Dated but excellent iunivers.com|
|Java Servlets by Karl Moss||Working with WebSphere AppServer|