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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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by tylerdurden on Fri 27th Aug 2010 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Not, really. The whole point of cloud computing is lack of centralization. Which the mainframe implies.

Mainframes are good for mission critical processing, and IBM has a bit of a monopoly in certain transactional markets.

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