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z10 Multi-Chip Module

  • z10 Multi-Chip Module

    z10 Multi-Chip Module

    Date added: 26 Feb 2008

    IBM technician Len Centonze, Highland, N.Y., assembles a "multi-chip module," at the company's Poughkeepsie, N.Y., plant. The module is the processing engine at the heart of the company's new z10 mainframe computer, which packs the computing power of 1,500 PC-style servers while using 85 percent less electricity and occupying 85% less floor space. The all-new z10 is IBM's first mainframe purposely built to handle the exploding demand for digital transactions enabled by the Internet, a trend that is creating crowded, over-burdened corporate data centers -- computer rooms which process everything from consumer banking transactions to drivers' license forms. (Feature Photo Service/IBM)