Re: The end of OCFS

From: TheBoss <TheBoss_at_invalid.nl>
Date: 19 Oct 2011 21:09:12 GMT
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Mladen Gogala <mgogala_at_no.address.invalid> wrote in news:j7l6vn$306$1_at_solani.org:

> <...> Virtual machines are the biggest performance
> killers ever invented.
>

While this may be true for x86 virtual machines like VMware, Xen and Oracle VM Server, it certainly is not for 'old school' hypervisors used today in every single IBM mainframe and the majority of their Power systems. They are all descendants from (and still compatible with!) the famous CP/CMS system initially built some 45 years ago by IBM's Cambridge Scientific Centre in cooperation with MIT's Lincoln Laboratory research centre and distributed as "open source" (in the 60's!).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP/CMS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LPAR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z/VM

Cheers!

-- 
Jeroen
Received on Wed Oct 19 2011 - 16:09:12 CDT

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