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: Slooooow cpu.
by JAlexoid on Sun 29th Aug 2010 23:45 UTC in reply to "Slooooow cpu."
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

You should read up what mainframes are used for and where is their strength and the reason for using them. Otherwise, you popping up and comparing plain CPU power is just ridiculous.

PS: You'll notice that the "fastest" is the clock frequency here, not MIPS or some other measure.

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