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What is a Mainframe Simulator
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Arul jegan

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: What is a Mainframe Simulator
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What is simulator
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 10:25 pm    Post subject:
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Simulator is PC based software to simulate actual MAINFRAME working environment. Simulator has its own limitaions in the sense that it cannot work exactly like actual mainframes. Simulator is used mostly for training new comers.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 3:59 am    Post subject:
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Jegan,

Simulator is an Open Mainframe. Using that it's possible to simulate the Mainframe system in a PC. But the speed, reliability, security & parallelism are very very poor. Simulator simulates a virtual platform to run mainframe OS & some mainframe application software in the PC.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:42 am    Post subject: Simulator
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If you just want to learn about s/390 and zseries check out Hercules which is free (but can only officially run public domain operating systems like MVT and an early VM or any of the 390 versions of Linux).

You can find it at http://www.conmicro.cx/hercules/
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I am using the Hercules simulator, but there is not ISPF, who can tell me which simulator has ISPF software in it? Thanks very much!!
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Thank you very much! I input "MVSBench Simulator" in the Google Search Engin but found nothing. Would u plz give me the exact links and info where to download and install this simulator. Thank u!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: Mainframe Simulator
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MVS bench simulator is not free. I think, it' s available in the CD provided by this site.
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How much is it? But I'm in Shanghai, China, and this CD is only available in India, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re
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Dear Firend,

Have you tried to install the free simulator available at:

http://www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/turnkey-mvs-3.zip
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Simulator makes you feel that ur PC is a Mainframe server & u can do ur applications like CICS DB2 as you can do it in ESA machine If u install it only.
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sivaram.ch wrote:
Simulator makes you feel that ur PC is a Mainframe server & u can do ur applications like CICS DB2 as you can do it in ESA machine If u install it only.
I installed it & not much used.It is available from MICROFOCUS .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Mainframe Simulator
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are these mainframes readily available in the market? if so which companies deal in these solutions and how how much would these software cost?
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thanks but what is the approximate cost of these?
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hi
nice to give things about simulator
how much is it useful for new comers
thnq
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: SIMULATOR
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priya wrote:
You cannot get ISPF environment in Herculas. Try Microfocus or MVSBench Simulators.


Sorry, but it is possible to get ISPF software on Hercules...
Hercules is an emulator for an IBM machine.
You can put any IBM code on it and theoretically, it should run as it would on a real MF machine.
If you want ISPF on Hercules...copy the ISPF files to your emulator and run as usual.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject:
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I've got a IBM Demopkg mainframe simulator which has many software in it such as ISPF.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: simulators
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hi

can i able to download any software that can execute jcl program.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Mainframe Simulator
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priya wrote:
MVSBench Simulator is not Free. You have to but it. I think, it' s available in the CD provided by this site.


Priya, can you confirm that its available on CD provided by this site? (a PM will do.)
does that include ISPF and can I run JCL on that?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject:
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mcmillan wrote:
Jegan,

Code:
Simulator is an Open Mainframe. Now it is possible to simulate the Mainframe system even in a PC. But the speed & parallelism are very poor. They exactly run All mainframe OS & Software in cheaper Cost.


Please visit http://www.openmainframe.com
for more details.


can you give me the exact link from where you downloaded the simulator
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject:
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Pankaj Pai wrote:
mcmillan wrote:
Jegan,

Code:
Simulator is an Open Mainframe. Now it is possible to simulate the Mainframe system even in a PC. But the speed & parallelism are very poor. They exactly run All mainframe OS & Software in cheaper Cost.


Please visit http://www.openmainframe.com
for more details.


can you give me the exact link from where you downloaded the simulator


The link that you have given me directs me to some stupid site on DIRECT TV. Plz can you give me the exact link form where i can get the simulator
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