"IBM's newest chip for mainframes boasts one of the highest
speed ratings to date and will go into Big Blue's fastest mainframe
"IBM, no stranger to cutting-edge chip designs, will use the new
5.2GHz z196 processor in mainframes targeted at businesses managing
huge workloads, such as large banks and retailers.
"Why the need for more than 5GHz of speed, one of the highest
frequencies of any commercial processor to date? IBM cites a study
by Berg Insight, showing that the number of active users of mobile
banking and related financial services worldwide is forecast to
increase from 55 million in 2009 to 894 million in 2015. IBM's
customers need all the horsepower they can get to handle these
staggering data processing loads."