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Feeling the Nehalem Xeon pinch

Aug 17, 2009, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"So IBM is slashing the prices it charges for its System z mainframe engines that are set up to exclusively run Linux, the so-called Integrated Facility for Linux speciality engines. These are sold at much lower prices than standard mainframe engines, just like other speciality engines designed to accelerate WebSphere middleware (zAAPs) and DB2 database routines (zIIPs).

"The price that IBM charges for mainframe engines depends on which variety you are talking about. Firstly, there are the high-end System z Enterprise Class (EC) servers, which cram up to 16 of IBM's four-core, 4.4 GHz z6 mainframe engines into a single system image, spanning 64 processor cores and nearly 30,000 MIPS of processing capacity."

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