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Ground control to System Z

Commencing countdown, engines.....off?

 

It's the end of the mainframe era at NASA, as they unplugged their last mainframe earlier this month.

 

The mainframe had a storied history at the space giant.Mainframes kept track of materials for the Saturn missions. They guided the Apollo missions, And IBM developed the hierarchical database management system IMS for the mission that landed the first men on the moon.

 

Mainframes may be gone at NASA, but they are definitely not going away for businesses, government agencies, hospitals, and other organizations that need reliable, fast, and secure processing.

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