Category Archives: hardware

Linux on the Mainframe

My cur­rent job involves run­ning a large JBoss pow­ered health­care appli­ca­tion on 2 IBM z10 Main­frames. The Main­frame world is some­what new to me and adjust­ing to a whole new vocab­u­lary has been a chal­lenge. Both our ELS boxes will be run­ning Red­Hat and besides JBoss we will also have a cou­ple of hefty Ora­cle

New router platform

PC Engines, a com­pany that designs embed­ded PC hard­ware, has a succ­ses­sor to it’s bril­liant WRAP (Wire­less Router Appli­ca­tion Plat­form) line of boards. The new line of boards, called ALIX, will have a 433 or 500 MHz AMD Geode LX CPU and either 128 or 256 MB SDRAM Accord­ing to their web­site the fol­low­ing con­fig­u­ra­tions are