Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:24 UTC
IBM At the Hot Chips 2010 conference, IBM announced their upcoming z196 CPU, which is really, really fast. How fast? Fastest chip in the world fast. Intended for Z-series mainframe computers, the Z196 has a clock speed of 5.2GHz. Measuring just 512 square millimeters, the Z196 is fabricated on 45nm PD SOI technology, and on its surface contains almost one and a half billion transistors. My... Processor is bigger than yours.
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by kaiwai on Fri 27th Aug 2010 02:56 UTC
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With the rise of cloud computing I wonder whether we'll see a massive resurgence in mainframes and big iron boxes? the great thing with these massive mainframes is not only their grunty processors but massive bandwidth that can move huge amounts of data being moved around and rock solid reliability.

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