Tokenring vs Ethernet 10 years later 3742
Anne & Lynn Wheeler
re: years later years later
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Bill Richter and the difference between that and loosely-coupled or parallel sysplex? long ago and far away, my wife...
the SAA drive was controlling feature-function as part of trying to maintain the terminal emulation paradigm and forestall transition to 2tier-client-server
.... or what we were out doing, pitching 3-tier architecture and what was to become middleware (we had come up with 3-tier architecture and was out pitching it to customer executives and taken heat from the SAA forces)
consistent with the SAA drive and attempts to maintain the terminal emulation paradigm was the low per card effective thruput and recommended configurations with 100-300 machines sharing the same 16mbit t-r lan (although effective aggregate bandwidth was less than 8mbit with typical configurations dividing that between 100-300 machines).
for some drift, the terminal emulation paradigm would have been happy to stick with the original coax cable runs ... but one of the reasons for the transition to t-r supporting terminal emulation paradigm was that there were large number of installations running in lb-sq-ft loading problems from the overloaded long cable tray runs (there had to be physical cable running from the machine room to each & every terminal).
of of this tended to fence off the mainframe from participating in the emerging new advanced feature-functions around client-server paradigm. enforcing the terminal emulation paradigm was resulting in the server feature-function being done outside of the datacenter and loads of datacenter corporate data leaking out to these servers.
this was what had prompted a senior person from the disk division to sneaking a presentation into the communication group's internal, annual world-wide conference, where he started out the presentation by stating that the communication group was going to be responsible for the dissolution of the mainframe disk division. recent reference
for some additional drift, we sporadically claim that the original SOA (service oriented architecture) implementation was the payment gateway.
we had come up with 3-tier architecture (and what was going to be called middleware) and had also done our ha-cmp product
we were later asked to consult with a small client-server startup that wanted to perform payment transactions on their server.
Tokenring vs Ethernet 10 years later 3743
Gilbert Saint-Flour there are a whole bunch of issues. as part of the SAA terminal emulation strategy, the...
Google Architecture 3746
re: we took some amount of heat in the 80s from the communication group working on high-speed data transport and 3-tier architecture (as extension of 2-tier, client-server...
turns out that two of the people from this ha-cmp meeting
were now at this small client-server startup and responsible for something that was being called the commerce server