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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The nicest feature
by Almafeta on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:58 UTC
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

...is that it can heat a small apartment on its own in the winter.

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RE: The nicest feature
by bhtooefr on Fri 27th Aug 2010 00:04 in reply to "The nicest feature"
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2009-02-19

You don't need a 5.2 GHz z196 to do that.

I've got a 17.7 MHz 7490 (S/390 Microprocessor Complex, in this case, a Microchannel card inside of a PC Server 500, other versions are PCI) that does that just fine at heating my apartment. (Actually, it's the ridiculous RAID array and horrendously inefficient PSUs that are responsible for most of the heating.)

And a zEnterprise could heat a HOUSE, not just an apartment.

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