Presenter: Steve Guendert, Ph.D., IBM Z Hardware Systems Architect, IBM
The latest generation of IBM Z Systems family of mainframes is used by over 90% of the worlds 100 largest global banks as the computing platform they run their businesses on. The IBM Z also is heavily used in other financial, insurance, and retail companies worldwide to the point where it is often said that the world’s economy runs on IBM mainframes. This session will discuss the time synchronization regulatory changes that led to IBM studying the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), discuss the basics of PTP, and what IBM is doing with PTP on the mainframe.
About the Presentor
Dr. Guendert is an IBM Z Hardware Systems Architect responsible for the IBM Z (mainframe) timing architecture and I/O architecture. He is a member of the Mainframe Hall of Fame, and the IBM Academy of Technology. He represents IBM in industry standards organizations focused on time synchronization including the ITU and the IEEE 1588 Working Group. He is the author of over 50 mainframe I/O and timing papers, and multiple books. He has been a regular speaker at CMG events worldwide for 15 years, He also is a former multi term CMG Board member, Ohio Valley Regional CMG chair, conference committee member, and longtime managing editor of CMG Journal.
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