Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Feb 2008 17:04 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
IBM IBM has unveiled its latest mainframe, the System z10. The product is designed to improve performance and reduce power requirements and cooling costs. The new machine, based on quad-core technology, is equivalent, in terms of performance to nearly 1500 x86 servers, according to IBM. The z10 is designed to be up to 50% faster and offers up to 100% performance improvement for CPU-intensive jobs compared with its predecessor, the z9, with up to 70% more capacity, IBM said. IBM said the new mainframe would also consume 85% less energy and have a footprint that is up to 85% smaller.
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RE[2]: Comment by anevilyak
by foobar on Fri 29th Feb 2008 03:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by anevilyak"
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You can also plug in all sorts of weird co-processors (including Cell),

Cell co-processors do not exist for the mainframe. That gaming company from Brazil was connecting cell blades to their mainframe with Ethernet. Their hope is to have a native cell attachment in the future.

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