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IBM Master the Mainframe contests are hosted around the world, bringing exciting, enterprise computing challenges to students in every corner of the globe. These contests allow students to take charge of a world-class computing platform and showcase their talents, while earning great prizes and gaining sought-after enterprise computing skills.

Interested in competing in IBM’s Master the Mainframe competition? Select your contest from the drop-down below. If you don’t see your country in the list, keep checking back or contact us.

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Operating Systems

IBM System z servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on System z and the z/VM hypervisor.


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Additional resources

2014 Master the Mainframe World Championship highlights

View the System z Job Board

To see or post your own System z job opportunities, visit the System z Job Board