Didn't IBM port Linux to the mainframe years ago?
Think it will use ASCII or EBCDIC?
Fifteen+ years ago I remember them advertising Linux as an optional OS on their Z series VM system
But of course this is when an IBM sales rep gave me a "real cool groovy" IBM t-shirt that said "@me", which I still treasure, even though I don't understand what it means...
Back then, IBM was jumping on any trendy bandwagon - PS2 and "WARP" come to mind - maybe they still are.
Now, where did put my green card...?