The next SPARTA Meeting will be on November 7, 2017
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: Dinner @ 6:15PM, Business meeting @7:00 PM
Topic: LinuxONE and Linux on z Systems Capacity and Solution Planning.
Elliott from Glasshouse System
Abstract: Linux on z Systems is very popular among existing z Systems customers (and some customers new to the platform)
for both server consolidation and for providing 'front-end' services for z/OS, z/TPF, and z/VSE customers.
However, determining how large a LinuxONE or z Systems server is required can be quite complex as you can't just
map RPEs, rPerfs, or non-z cores to the number of z cores (IFLs) required. Similarly, the memory and I/O design of
z Systems servers are very different from non-z servers. You also have to take into account the hypervisor that will
be used (PR/SM, z/VM, or KVM for IBM z), the Linux distribution (SUSE SLES, Red Hat RHEL, Ubuntu), and
whether or not the applications you require will run on a z Systems server. This presentation will provide guidance on
the planning that has to be done to ensure that the right-sized z Systems server is selected.
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We generally meet the first
Tuesday of each month except in January. There is no meeting
See Meeting Dates section below for dates of the meetings. Refreshments are provided as part of the meeting.
7:00 Meeting begins
Meetings generally last 1˝ to 2 hours
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 11, 2017 (changed because of the July 4 holiday)
August 1, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
The meeting location will be LabCorp in RTP:
The monthly meetings usually are held at LabCorp’s Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology (CMBP) near the Research Triangle Park. Take I-40 to Miami Boulevard and go north. Turn right onto Alexander Drive. Go about a mile or so. Then turn right into LabCorp complex and turn left to the CMBP Building. In the lobby, sign in as a visitor to see Bill Johnson. Bill will escort you to the conference room.
Randy Springs - President
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
3200 Beechleaf Court
Raleigh, NC 27604-1085
- Vice President
190 Guelph Private
Kanata, ON K2T 0J7
613 599 6970
Chris Blackshire -
Retired (Dell, Perot Systems, Nortel) (919) nnn-nnnn
Durham, NC 27713
DTS Software, Inc.
4350 Lassiter at N. Hills Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609
Ed Webb - Communications
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27512
SPARTA stands for Systems Programmer Association of the Research Triangle Area. We were formed in 1989 as an independent volunteer-run information technology association that provides education and professional networking. We were started as a way to keep mainframe support people educated as most employers were not supporting their mainframe support staff's skill sets. This group is our way to keep current with IBM hardware, mainframe software, and all general knowledge of large server associated skills.
SPARTA meets the first Tuesday of each month except January. This years meeting schedule and speakers can be found on this web site. We meet from about 6:15 PM until about 9:00 PM. We publish a monthly newsletter of which the last 11 issues are on this website.
is to provide a mainframe related, valuable, and technical
presentation each month from industry professionals.
We hope you will join the group and find the information shared invaluable to your job growth.
Mobile to Mainframe DevOps for Dummies by Rosalind Radcliffe of IBM
Bit Bucket x’35’ presentation from SHARE 128
Meeting on February 7, 2017 - DevOPS and the Mainframe
Meeting on March 7, 2017 - DTS iPhone/iPad App
Meeting on May 2, 2017 – Rocket Software Data Virtualization
Meeting on June 6, 2017 - RACF Essentials for System Programmers
Meeting on July 11, 2017 - NC Department of IT Overview
Meeting on August
1, 2017 - Achieving
and MLC Savings through Optimizing Processor Cach
Meeting on October
3, 2017 - Dell
EMC Disk Library for mainframe (DLm)
November 2016 SPARTA newsletter
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