"IBM claims its new zEnterprise mainframe is the highest
performing, most efficient mainframe ever and the z196 core server
has something to do with that. The system is 60 percent faster than
its predecessor and uses the same amount of electricity.
"...Moreover, the new system is up to 60 percent faster than its
predecessor, the System z10, and uses about the same amount of
electricity, IBM said. More than 100,000 virtualized servers can be
managed as a single system on a fully configured cluster of
zEnterprise Systems. And for customers running Linux, a single
virtualized server can be created and deployed on the zEnterprise
System for less than $1 per day.
"The z196 can be configured to include up to 80 specialty
engines to further reduce costs and increase performance including
the System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) for integrating
Java workloads with core business applications, the System z
Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) designed to help free-up
computing capacity and lower IT costs, and the Integrated Facility
for Linux (IFL) to optimize Linux workloads running on the
mainframe, IBM said in its press release."
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