Tuesday August 28, 2012

IBM Goes Big on New Mainframe with Fastest Chip

IBM has introduced what some analysts are calling the world’s fastest commercial processor. The zEnterprise EC 12 clocks in at 5.5 GHz, boosting system performance by 25% over the previous system. And yes, this one can run Crysis. big grin

Overall, IBM said the new mainframe is delivering as much as a 45% improvement for multithreaded Java workloads, 35% in compute intensive, C and C++ based applications, and as much as 30% for transaction and transactional DB2 and relational analytical applications, as well as SAP workloads.

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