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[ProgSoc] Transaction Server
Dear Unix gUrUs,
Most of you know that I work at the TAB, which has a big IBM mainframe
that processes all the bets (and other requests) coming in from agencies
around the state.
I was wondering if any of you guys had any thoughts about the suitability
of changing the mainframe to a beefy Unix machine. Obviously it would have
to have pretty efficient hardware I/O and have a bit of grunt.
The current config has a few limitations .. choice of languages ..
security (fkn hard-coded passwords =)) .. specialised hardware .. pretty
much the whole shebang.
How would a free OS handle the task?? Would it handle it as well as a
commercial version of Unix??
Basically I'm asking if there would be any brick walls I'd hit with Unix.
Any suggested architecture/platform/OS?
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