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?

What Types of Companies Use Mainframe Computers?

Mainframes are large computers designed to handle great volumes of complex data and process bulk information at very high speeds. They have the ability to run multiple operating systems, hold hundr... Read More »

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 »