Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 10:36:31 -0700
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From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: A cheap(er) way to run SAS on IBM big iron?
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TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU on Wed, May 09,
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on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 06:10:21PM +1000, Tim CHURCHES (TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU) wrote:
> Idle speculation:
> a. SAS for Linux is now available at approximately the same price as
> SAS for Windows NT/2k Server.
> b. Linux is available for IBM mainframes at approximately the same
> price as Linux for other platforms ;-)
> Does a + b = a cheap(er) way to run SAS on an IBM mainframe?
> Not that I have access to an IBM mainframe running Linux, but IBM is
> offering such access, for free - see
Note that the pricing of SAS for GNU/Linux appears to be on the order of
Experience at a site which has an existing SAS/Unix license, which had a
strong interest in using SAS/GNU/Linux in conjunction with the existing
site license, was that SI would not allow either a license conversion,
or academic licensing (usually ~$100/seat) for use of the SAS/GNU/Linux
Given that many or most sites are running in heterogeneous environments
(one small tech firm I worked at recently had 10 OSs -- roughly one for
every two employees), this 'tude from the licensing department is
Last I'd heard, SI were taking Zseries/Linux support under advisement.
I'd be interested in how many zeros there are in advisement and who the
project lead and IBM liason might be.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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