Evangelizing Mainframe

The Best ‘Computor’ Ever?

You’ve all heard about computers, but have you come across ‘computors’ before? Perhaps the best known of these computors was Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson.

Posted: 2/14/2017 12:00:15 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Member Spotlight

HEMANTH RAMA
Senior Software Engineer

Company—
BMC Software

Years in IT—
11+

My first mainframe job—
I thoroughly enjoyed my mainframe course work at Northern Illinois University (NIU). I can’t underestimate the lasting impression I had from teachings of some of brilliant professors at NIU. As part of curriculum we developed a Student Operating System (SOS) using simulator that demonstrates various MVS internal architectural concepts. I joined BMC Software in 2005 after my graduation. My very first assignment was to rename the Mainview product from OS/390 to z/OS. It was fun researching various modules for name change. Since then I lead several projects on Main view for z/OS, CMF Monitor, Sysprog Services product lines. More recently I am working on Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise (iCap) product which optimizes MLC cost. I hold one granted and two pending mainframe patents.

My favorite mainframe memory—
I always derived pleasure working in the mainframe world and my recent project iCap is no exception. As a mainframer, you would love the opportunities you get to see on such a project because you:

  1. Get to research thoroughly on various exciting mainframe components
  2. Get patents for your invention
  3. Get to work in a rapid environment
  4. Are honored for successful launch of the product.
You are now an expert in your domain!

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