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Topics: Mainframe computer, Saudi Arabia, Typeface Pages: 4 (330 words) Published: April 4, 2014
‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعلين العالي‬
‫جاهعت االهيرة نورة بنج عبد الرحون‬ ‫كليت علوم الحاسب والوعلوهاث‬

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Higher Education
Princess NourabintAbdulrahman University
College of Computer & Information Sciences
Coordinator: L. Huyam Al-Amro

Assignment#2
Due Date: SUN 6/6/1435

Instructions
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Each student ought to solve the assignment individually.

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Answer the questions only.

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The Font type is (Arial) and the size is (10).

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An assignment should be printed out on A4 papers and stapled together with (Assignment Marking Criteria)

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Make sure that your assignment is free of errors.

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The cover page should contain the assignment's number, section number, student name and student ID.

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The submission will be on SUN (as indicated to the due date) during lecture time.

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Online submission is not accepted.

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No submission after your lecture.

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Copying from the internet or another group will result in ZERO mark for the assignment.

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‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعلين العالي‬
‫جاهعت االهيرة نورة بنج عبد الرحون‬ ‫كليت علوم الحاسب والوعلوهاث‬

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Higher Education
Princess NourabintAbdulrahman University
College of Computer & Information Sciences
Coordinator: L. Huyam Al-Amro

Page# 110
Case One
Union Pacific Retires Its Big Iron
Discussion Questions
1. When UP first acquired Big Iron, what services did the system provide that gave UP a competitive advantage?
2. Why does UP feel that now is the time to replace its Big Iron system? Critical Thinking Questions
1. What benefits does a distributed system running on many blade computers offer over a system running on a single mainframe computer?
2. What should UP consider as it implements its new system to ensure that the new system can service the company for decades to come?

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‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعلين العالي‬
‫جاهعت االهيرة...
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