Mainframe Topics

The term mainframe refers to a computer that can run thousands of enterprise applications with multiple input/output devices to serve thousands of users. There are several companies offering the mainframe platform for the business needs. One among them is IBM and it is the most widely used mainframe platform. Similar to our personal computer, the mainframe has hardware and a software part.

z/OS is a widely used operating system for the mainframe as it offers great stability, security and continuous availability.
Mainframe uses Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code(EBCDIC) which is an 8-bit binary code for numeric and alphanumeric characters. Every character is stored as hexadecimal and takes 1 byte storage space.

Emulators are used to connect to the mainframe terminals.