Linux’s Open Mainframe Project

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. They recently announced new areas of focus for its Open Mainframe Project. The Open Mainframe Project is a collaborative effort launched as a focal point for the deployment and use of the Linux OS on the mainframe.

The new areas of focus were determined by the project’s technical steering committee, and they emphasize compatibility and support for growing technologies.

The technical initiatives include:

  • JIT for OpenJDK, where the project will work on adding JIT support to the z port of OpenJDK.
  • Docker support to enhance Docker for highly available virtualized systems and mainframe computing environments.
  • Blockchain support that will focus on performance and improvements to the Hyperledger Project, and will target Linux on the mainframe.
  • Assessment and certification of Linux monitoring tools.
  • Acceptances of the anomaly detection engine for Linux logs.

You can read more about this initiative here.


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