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]: Mainframe myths
by Dubhthach on Fri 29th Feb 2008 10:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Mainframe myths"
Dubhthach
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2006-01-12

http://realworldtech.com/forums/index.cfm?action=detail&id=83745&th...

Indeed the two basically share some common "DNA" such as caches etc but are quite radically different cores. Have a look at the ibm presentation on the matter:

http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/IBM-z6-mainframe-microprocessor...

Z6 is the old name for what is now the Z10. Here is a great article about the Power6 to compare with: http://realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT101606194731

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RE[3]: Mainframe myths
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 1st Mar 2008 11:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Mainframe myths"
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2006-01-02

Good articles. Thanks!

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