What Is a Mainframe Computer?

Answer Technology advances since the introduction of the mainframe computer in the mid-20th century have blurred the distinctions between mainframes and large servers, but there are still distinctions tha... Read More »

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Specifications or Characteristics That Qualify a Computer As a Mainframe?

While many may have declared the mainframe as extinct as dinosaurs, reports of the mainframe's demise are premature. IBM's most recent mainframe announcement, the zEnterprise, was made in July 2010... Read More »

Will putting the mainframe of my computer in the freezer kill any virus it might have?

How to Run an Emulated Mainframe?

Ever wondered how big iron works? You don't need a real mainframe to find out. This guide explains how to run an emulated mainframe on your PC.

What are some steps to hacking a mainframe?

As much as people like to talk about "hacking the mainframe", mainframes really aren't used all that much any more. Mostly, you see groups of smaller servers and desktops rather than a single giant... Read More »