Mainframe Procurements: Statistics Showing how and what the Government is Acquiring

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Page 26 - Because technology changes, criteria such as storage capacity, processing speed, physical size, cooling requirements, and cost do not provide an adequate basis for clear and consistent identification of mainframes. Therefore, after consulting with computer vendors, gsa, other federal agency officials, and Datapro...
Page 26 - ... mainframes sharing a common architecture or operating system. On the other hand, we did not classify as mainframes, models with similar performance characteristics which do not belong to a mainframe family and are manufactured by companies that are not traditionally recognized as mainframe manufacturers. We provided a list of mainframe manufacturers and models in the instructions for our questionnaire as examples of computers that agencies should include in completing the questionnaire. To help...
Page 26 - However, in a few instances agencies included procurements for computers other than mainframes. In order to maintain consistency in the statistics across the 35 federal agencies, any procurements reported by...

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