Mainframe belittlers, beware the Ides of March
Yes, I think JTemple is right. z cores are not Power cores, and original IFLs are based on specially configured z cores to run Linux. Stewart Alsop II at InfoWorld predicted in 1991 that the last mainframe would be unplugged by an InforWorld reader on March 15, 1996. It was a great prediction, given the fact he represented a publication that was drunk on the PC. I once responded on a panel, "Yes, and he'll be fired by a ComputerWorld reader," my employer at the time. What is it about the Ides of March that brings out the aggression in people?