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IBM swings shrink ray from workforce to mainframes

Ken 16 Silver badge

terminology

'Distributed' is my shorthand for x86 commodity servers - which provide the hosts within a virtualisation cluster so really any move to mainframe is putting VMs into LPARs (or are IBM calling them VMs too now) and I was using 'Junk' as a collective term for any useless household ornaments which have to be kept for sentimental reasons and not just thrown out.

I can see some efficiency benefits in theory but at the price of vendor lock in and difficulty in finding skilled staff.

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