The name MUSIC/SP is short for Multi-User System for Interactive Computing / System Product.
It is an operating system, similar in some ways to Unix. It is a true multi-tasking, multi-user system. It runs on an IBM mainframe computer (or mainframe emulator such as Hercules or Sim390). Various versions exist for both the S/370 and ESA/390 architectures. When run under VM or Sim390, it has extensive support for TCP/IP socket applications (ftp, ftpd, httpd, popd, etc.)
MUSIC/SP provides software to support an enterprise-wide electronic information service. Features include:
In addition, it supports a reliable and efficient interactive program development and execution environment. A powerful full-screen 3270 text editor is provided. Programs can be written, debugged and run using a wide choice of programming languages.
MUSIC supports TCP/IP networking tools such as Telnet, TN3270, FTP client and server, Gopher, e-mail, web server (HTTPD), and POP3 server. MUSIC's web server supports the popular browsers. CGI programs can be written in the powerful Rexx language.
MUSIC/SP runs on an IBM-compatible mainframe (S/370 or ESA/390 mode) computer, usually as a virtual machine under VM/ESA. A demo version of MUSIC/SP, running in ESA/390 mode under the Sim390 mainframe emulator, is freely available for personal, noncommercial use. Sim390 makes it possible to run MUSIC/SP on an inexpensive off-the-shelf Windows PC.
For more information about MUSIC/SP see the following:
This page last updated Feb. 16, 2006