System 390 Mainframe Platform

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The S/390 mainframe computer platform can reliably handle critical applications and large volume transactions. The S/390 platform operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mainframe operations are housed in the secure State Data Center.

The S/390 mainframe platform is the best choice for agencies with JCL-trained programmers.

Features and Benefits: 

  • Online processing of Customer Information Control System (CICS), an IBM systems software that enables transactions entered from remote terminals to be processed concurrently by application programs
  • Batch job processing – batch jobs can be submitted from Remote Job Entry (RJE) stations, online terminals, over the counter, or automatically via job scheduling software
  • Software installation, testing, implementation and maintenance
  • Software problem diagnosis and correction
  • Performance monitoring and tuning
  • Coordinated implementation of new or improved software
  • Backups ensure data integrity and disaster recovery
  • Batch services – batch jobs can be submitted from Remote Job Entry (RJE) stations, online terminals, over the counter, or automatically via job scheduling software

Fees for Service: 

WaTech offers printed output in different formats (simplex, duplex, continuous feed, cut-sheet, etc.) from various technology platforms utilizing high-speed laser printers and various pre and post processing equipment.

Description Fee
S390 processing (ADABAS, Batch, CICS, and TSO) $333.41 per CPU hour, adjusted per factors listed below

 


 

  Multipliers
 
Job Class - Descriptions Turnaround Objective Prime (Monday-Friday 6am to 6pm) Non-prime
R - Regular Schedule Due out time 1.00 .50
O - On-demand schedule Start execution within 60 minutes 1.50 .75
J - Superhot 6 minutes 4.00 2.00
H - Hot 1 hour 2.50 1.25
A - Priority 2 hours 2.00 1.00
D - Standard 4 hours 1.50 .75
E - Off-prime Next morning   .65
F - Large Print N/A 1.00 1.00
C - High Resource N/A 1.50 .75
Time Share Option N/A 1.00 .50
Customer Information Control System (CICS) N/A 1.00 .50

*The multiplier is used to figure the final per-CPU Hour rate. For example: If a regularly recurring job requiring 1.5 CPU hours is run during non-prime hours, the final cost of the job would be $250.06. (e.g., $333.41 CPU per hour X 1.5 CPU hours X a multiplier of .50 = $250.06)

Volume Discounts  
Description Discount
ADABAS (discount is only applied to monthly sales amount greater than $3000) 30% discount
Batch (discount is only applied to monthly sales amount greater than $14,000) 30% discount
CICS (discount is only applied to monthly sales amount greater than $3,000) 30% discount
TSO (discount is only applied to monthly sales amount greater than $3,000) 30% discount

 

For example: Agency Q has purchased $4,000 in ADABAS service, $15,000 in Batch service, $3,100 in CICS service, and $2,900 in TSO service in one month. Their bill would reflect the following:

Discount Example    
ADABAS $4,000 30% discount $3,700 billed for ADABAS
Batch $15,000 30% discount $14,700 billed for Batch
CICS $3,100 30% discount $3,070 billed for CICS
TSO $2,900 30% discount $2,900 billed for TSO
(amount does not qualify for discount)

Pre-Service Requirements: 

How to Order: 

To submit a request to add, delete, or change CICS entries, please fill out the CICS Entry form and send it to Servicedesk@watech.wa.gov.

To submit a request to add, delete, or change CICS VSAM file entries, please fill out the CICS VSAM Entry form and send it to Servicedesk@watech.wa.gov.