As someone who has worked in the mainframe industry for more than 20 years, I find it a little funny and somewhat frustrating that the mainframe has become culturally associated with AIs that are determined to eradicate or abuse humanity, for example, “The Terminator” and “The Matrix.”

Maybe worse, in a world of cloud processing and large-scale commodity clusters, many perceive mainframes as antiquated and irrelevant – which couldn’t be further from the truth. Mainframe computers are as important to IT infrastructures today as ever, and it’s time to dispel a few myths.

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