Mainframe computing

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6067COMP Mainframe computing
Dr S Ravindran (Ravi)
6067COMP Mainframe computing
Mainframes are powerful computers
used primarily by corporate and
governmental organizations for critical
applications:
• Financial transaction processing
• Bulk data processing
Why Mainframe?
62,500,000,000 - Big number 62.5 billion
- The total number of credit card transactions
that Visa processed in 2010.
Visa imposes a service level of 80 milliseconds
per transaction
If you have ever withdrawn money from a 'cash point‘,
taken out an insurance policy,
or shopped in a large retail store,
then you have most likely used mainframe (CICS).
In all likelihood, you probably use CICS every week.
6067COMP Mainframe computing
- Workshop
Lecture/Lab
3 hours/week
6067COMP Mainframe computing
Learning Outcomes:
1. Define the core components of mainframe
computing and identify their role and function.
6067COMP Mainframe computing
Learning Outcomes:
2. Differentiate between the various application
execution mechanisms available to mainframe
computers and evaluate the role of each.
6067COMP Mainframe computing
Learning Outcomes:
3. Critically evaluate the role of the mainframe in a
corporate environment.
6067COMP Mainframe computing
Learning Outcomes:
4. Prepare and execute mainframe jobs and
processes and produce appropriate output.
6067COMP Mainframe computing
Mainframe access
- Physically resides at Marist college, USA
6067COMP Mainframe computing
- Coursework(40%) & Exam(60%)

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