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What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby jayind » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:07 pm

Please help me in uderstanding the difference between 'BLUE MAINFRAME' and 'IBM MAINFRAME'
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Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

 

Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:21 pm

Hello,

"Blue" or "Big Blue" are just nicknames for IBM (The color blue is usually associated with IBM).
Hope this helps,
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Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby jayind » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:56 pm

Thanks Dick...

during my discussion with our sales team this word "BLUE" popped up along with Mainframe so worried for some time what it is? :)
I thought it is something different and time to learn new stuff again :)
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Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:35 am

You're welcome :)

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Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby DOS/VS COBOL Guy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:44 pm

Back in the S/360-S/370 days, the CEs even wore blue! LOL!!!
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Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby steve-myers » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:16 am

A common nickname for IBM has been "Big Blue" for a long, long time, so many people will translate "Blue mainframe" to "IBM mainframe."
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Re: What is BLUE MAINFRAME?

Postby mongan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:42 pm

If you look at pictures of the 360 and 370 machines you will see that they were blue, and the CE's did actually wear blue suits, and that is why IBM got the nickname "Big Blue".
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