Centralization vs. decentralization, aka the glass room vs. distributed computing using servers and workstations, is a long-running argument in the IT world.

Well, the pendulum is taking a full swing again in 2007, this time to "lean and green" virtualization of servers -- onto IBM System z mainframes!  Click here for the full story:
 IBM to Consolidate 3,900 Servers onto 33 Mainframes

"In what it touts as "the most significant transformation" of its worldwide data centers in a generation, IBM announced Aug. 1 that it will consolidate about 3,900 of its own servers onto 33 virtualized System z mainframes running Linux to save electrical energy and cut back on its carbon footprint. "

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