The mainframe has been an amazing platform for the last 50 years. But the most exciting aspect of the mainframe is its power and potential for transforming our daily lives. Mainframes play a role in everything from space flight success to multi-player gaming. Nearly every person on the planet engages with a mainframe in some aspect of their lives - dressing for the day, buying something, visiting a doctor, staying in a hotel all involve mainframes.
Here are two ways to view the role of the mainframe: