The IBM mainframe How it runs and why it survives

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  • Mainframes are purpose built to process enormous amounts of data
  • They re used almost exclusively by the largest companies in the world
  • Most of those mainframes come from IBM
  • In this explainer we ll look at the IBM mainframe computer what it is how it works and why it s still going strong after over years Mainframes descended directly from the technology of the first computers in the s
  • They evolved to handle massive data workloads like bulk data processing and high volume financial transactions
  • Mainframes are designed from the ground up to provide both redundancy and high throughput
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