The Office of Computer Support (OCS) provides centralized data processing for all major Department of Commerce component offices. Among other systems that comprise OCS' 3000+ MIPS capacity, OCS also operates an IBM ES-9000 9121-732 mainframe. OCS has an immediate requirement to upgrade this ECL (Emitter Coupled Logic) mainframe to a more efficient air-cooled CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide System) based mainframe. OCS has a requirement for a thorough feasibility/cost-benefit study for this migration.
NetServices, as subcontractor to Software Surgery, Inc., has been tasked to prepare a thorough feasibility/cost-benefit analysis on the migration of its ECL based IBM mainframe to a CMOS based mainframe. This includes the following:
- Perform through industry analysis on the available CMOS technologies from various mainframe vendors.
- Research premier IT institutes (Seybold, Gartner, Clipper Group, Yankee Group, etc.).
- Provide cost-benefit data on the selected alternatives for the entire life-cycle including software/hardware, environmental and maintenance.
- Provide Un-interruptible Power Supply (UPS) requirements and complete documentation on the LiebertÔ UPS and conditioned power units.