Contains the Grid Infrastructure Software including Oracle Clusterware, Automated Storage Management (ASM), and ASM Cluster File System. Download and install prior to installing Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node, or other application software in a Grid Environment
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Global Service Manager (GSM/GDS) (188.8.131.52.0) for zLinux64
linux.zseries64_12c_client32.zip(32-bit) (913,477,126 bytes) (cksum - 3916860489)
Contains the Oracle Client Libraries for Linux. Download if you want the client libraries only
Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.