On April 21st, 2020 Red Hat announced RHEL 8.2 the second service pack for their new enterprise version. With the transition of RHEL 7.8 to Maintenance Mode 2 this is now the premier enterprise distribution.
With the z15 the CPU in System Z has gotten the ability to compress data into the zlib format really fast. The feature is officially called Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC). This is know as zlib acceleration. Of … Read the rest
The new IBM z15 / LinuxONE Emperor III introduced the possibility for an operating system to boot in a secure fashion. The chain of trust is verified from the hardware throughout the whole firmware up into the operating system. Right … Read the rest
Today September 12th 2019 IBM announced the new generation of mainframe called IBM z15. Planned availability date is September 23, 2019. And of course they also announced LinuxONE III. Like the z14 ZR1 this machine now also fits into a … Read the rest