Make the Extraordinary

possible

IBM Mainframe50

The mainframe is a revolutionary computing system that is transforming business, whole industries, and the world as we know it.

By continually adapting to trends and evolving IT, we’re driving new approaches to cloud, analytics, security and mobile computing to help tackle challenges never before thought possible. We do that by collaborating with our clients to build better technology every day.

But the pioneering innovations of the mainframe all serve one enduring mission: Deliver game-changing technology that makes the extraordinary possible and improves the way the world works.

See the link below to watch a replay of the April 8 NYC Mainframe50 event.

The Engines of Progress

They transform our lives. Their visionary endeavours make our world smarter and more connected.

First National Bank

Critical financial services to Africa’s unbanked 80 per cent

FNB's "bank in a box" enables millions of individuals across Africa to start up new businesses, save for college and improve lives

 

Met Office

Vital reports to empower industries and save lives

The Met Office generates thousands of weather forecasts a day to help global industries and governments make crucial decisions

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Responder DREAM Challenge

Cutting edge research to help millions with chronic pain

This international competition uses analytics on the mainframe to take the guesswork out of patient response to Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment.

 

First National Bank

Critical financial services to Africa’s unbanked 80 per cent

FNB's "bank in a box" enables millions of individuals across Africa to start up new businesses, save for college and improve lives

Met Office

Vital reports to empower industries and save lives

The Met Office generates thousands of weather forecasts a day to help global industries and governments make crucial decisions

Rheumatoid Arthritis Responder DREAM Challenge

Cutting edge research to help millions with chronic pain

This international competition uses analytics on the mainframe to take the guesswork out of patient response to Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment.

 

GENERATION z

They will create the future.

Every year, students at over 1,000 universities across 67 countries are learning to solve tomorrow’s grand challenges with the mainframe.

On April 7th, 2014, the top 43 students from around the globe will meet in New York City for the first ever Master the Mainframe World Championship.

50 extraordinary years

They invented the modern world. Organisations and leaders have reinvented business, transformed industries and helped solve some of the world’s greatest challenges with the world’s most innovative and trusted platform. These achievements are woven into the fabric of industry and society.

Sabre reservation system

The world’s first automated passenger reservation system, Sabre, is the basis for today’s web-based travel industry. Launched on two IBM 7090 mainframes, the application written in the 60s is able to process billions of transactions a week today.

The Big Bet to Big Insights

April 7, 1964, IBM CEO Thomas J. Watson Jr. literally bets the business on the System/360 mainframe—shutting down all other product lines for this new vision for the future of computing. Today, IBM runs the world’s largest private cloud on the mainframe. It provides analytic insights from nearly 100 different data warehouses enabling over 200,000 IBM employees to make better decisions.

Apollo 11 moon landing

In 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, forever changing our view of the universe and our own perception of what’s possible. The IBM System/360 mainframe processed the data for the lunar landing and liftoff.

The zEnterprise System

The mainframe has been constantly reinvented over its first 50 years. Performance has improved over 78,000%. Memory capacity has increased over 786,000 times. If the mainframe was a sports car it could travel at almost 12 million miles an hour—getting you to the moon in under two seconds. Imagine what it can do for your business.

Sabre reservation system

The world’s first automated passenger reservation system, Sabre, is the basis for today’s web-based travel industry. Launched on two IBM 7090 mainframes, the application written in the 60s is able to process billions of transactions a week today.

The Big Bet to Big Insights

April 7, 1964, IBM CEO Thomas J. Watson Jr. literally bets the business on the System/360 mainframe—shutting down all other product lines for this new vision for the future of computing. Today, IBM runs the world’s largest private cloud on the mainframe. It provides analytic insights from nearly 100 different data warehouses enabling over 200,000 IBM employees to make better decisions.

Apollo 11 moon landing

In 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, forever changing our view of the universe and our own perception of what’s possible. The IBM System/360 mainframe processed the data for the lunar landing and liftoff.

The zEnterprise System

The mainframe has been constantly reinvented over its first 50 years. Performance has improved over 78,000%. Memory capacity has increased over 786,000 times. If the mainframe was a sports car it could travel at almost 12 million miles an hour—getting you to the moon in under two seconds. Imagine what it can do for your business.

Watch System z live!