Linux now 11% of IBM MIPS sold

Joseph S. Barrera III joe@barrera.org
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 03:04:31 -0800


> From: Adam L. Beberg
>
> Yea, give it long enough and it just might be smart.
> Putting linux on a mainframe preaty much defeats the
> whole purpose. Sure you get the reliable hardware,

Actually, the reason I usually hear for using mainframes
or really large servers is to reduce by a large factor
the number of machines you have to administer.
E.g. see http://www.sytek-services.com/scal2.htm
You can agree or disagree with the numbers, but the
point is that "the whole purpose" proposed therein
is TCO, not increased reliability at the OS level.

- Joe