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small banner The z13 - the Most Powerful and Secure System Ever Built  -- The Mainframe designed for the Mobile App Economy

The rapid growth of mobile applications has created consumers who expect mobile transactions to be fast and seamless – regardless of which mobile payment platform, retailer, or financial organization is providing the service. As a result, businesses are being forced to evaluate whether their IT infrastructures can support the apps that meet and exceed these consumer expectations -- or face the potential of losing clients to competing businesses.

Addressing these needs, IBM has announced the z13, the first mainframe in history designed for the growth of the mobile app economy. IBM z Systems continues to have the industry’s fastest processor and 300 percent more memory than previous generations, in fact, a single z13 mainframe can process more than 30,000 transactions per second or roughly the equivalent to 100 Cyber Mondays every day. This computing power is essential to support expanding mobile infrastructures, especially since it's estimated that by 2025, consumers will trigger more than 1.6 trillion mobile transactions per day.

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News releases
Date Title
13 Jan 2015 IBM Launches z13 Mainframe -- Most Powerful and Secure System Ever Built
04 Mar 2014 IBM Premieres New Master the Mainframe World Championship
30 Oct 2013 Top College of Pharmacy Uses IBM Mainframe and Linux to Manage Big Data Growth
21 Oct 2013 IBM Boosts zEnterprise Capabilities with New Business Analytics and Cloud Software Solutions
23 Jul 2013 IBM Boosts zEnterprise Mainframe Portfolio to Help Clients Build Better Customer Experiences
09 Jul 2013 IBM Accelerates Cloud Computing on System z with Acquisition of CSL International
28 Aug 2012 IBM Unveils zEnterprise EC12, a Highly Secure System for Cloud Computing and Enterprise Data
29 Mar 2013 IBM Master The Mainframe Contest Prepares Students With In Demand IT Skills For A Smarter Planet
04 Mar 2013 Miami-Dade County and IBM Establish Public-Private Partnership on Smarter Cities Initiative
22 Jul 2010 IBM Unveils zEnterprise System, Ushers in Era of Smarter Data Centers

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  • IBM Launches z13 Mainframe -- Most Powerful and Secure System Ever Built

    IBM Launches z13 Mainframe -- Most Powerful and Secure System Ever Built

    Date added: 13 Jan 2015

    IBM unveiled its new z13 mainframe, one of the most sophisticated computer systems ever built. It culminates a $1 billion investment, five years of development, and includes more than 500 new patents and represents a collaboration with over 60 clients, underscoring IBM's commitment to providing higher-value, innovative technology for clients. (Augusto Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM's New z13 Mainframe Designed to Handle Billions of Transactions for the Mobile Economy

    IBM's New z13 Mainframe Designed to Handle Billions of Transactions for the Mobile Economy

    Date added: 13 Jan 2015

    At IBM's manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie, NY, software developer Moses Vaughan tests a mobile app that is running on IBM's new z13 mainframe, one of the most sophisticated computer systems ever built. Designed to handle billions of transactions for the mobile economy, it culminates a $1 billion investment, five years of development, and includes more than 500 new patents and represents a collaboration with over 60 clients, underscoring IBM's commitment to providing higher-value, innovative technology for clients. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Teacher and students in front of computers

    IBM Engages Students With Premiere of Master the Mainframe World Championship

    Date added: 04 Mar 2014

    Seth Reichelson, a teacher at Lake Brantley High School in Florida, with students during a mainframe programming class. IBM’s Master the Mainframe Contest has enabled over 68,000 students to take charge of world-class enterprise platforms and showcase their talents while learning sought-after computing skills. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM zEnterprise System photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: Deep Freezzzz

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM engineer Don Gunvalsen, Poughkeepsie, loads the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe into a test chamber in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. facility that subjects the computer to extreme variations in temperatures. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System cover time photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: Cover Time

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Larry Terpak (foreground), Johnson City, N.Y., and Chris Wallner, Poughkeepsie, size up covers ready to be installed on the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • World's Fastest Microprocessor photo

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    Date added: 01 Sep 2010

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: World's Fastest Microprocessors - IBM technician Asia Dent, Poughkeepsie, tests the world's fastest microprocessor, made in New York and shipping to clients on Sept. 10. The heart of IBM's new zEnterprise System mainframes, the new chip helps deliver world-record speed (5.2 GHz) as the world's transactions and data continue to grow. The new technology is the result of an investment of more than $1.5 billion in IBM research and development. (Feature Photo Service for IBM). (PRNewsFoto/IBM, Feature Photo Service For IBM)

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    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: Cover Time 2

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees James Geuke, (top) Poughkeepsie, and Larry Terpak (standing), Johnson City, N.Y., install covers on the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: In the Test Lab

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM engineer Joseph Corrado, Marlboro, N.Y., installs a new x86 blade server into a test unit of IBM’s new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The new mainframe is the first to manage workloads running on IBM x86 and Unix systems -- enabling the data center to be centrally managed. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframe’s powerful reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: First Production from a New Facility 1

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Einar Norman, (left) Plattekill, N.Y. and Richard Lane, Rosendale, N.Y., prepare IBM’s new zEnterprise System Mainframe for shipment in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. IBM added a new, 56,000-square-foot, $30 million production floor to its Poughkeepsie plant in 2010 to manufacture the new computer. Altogether the zEnterprise System represents $1.5 billion in R&D investment for IBM and a three-year, 24-hour development cycle that spanned three continents and involved more than 5,000 IBMers working a total of 31 million hours (Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: First Production from a New Facility 2

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Einar Norman, (left) Plattekill, N.Y. and Richard Lane, Rosendale, N.Y., prepare IBM’s new zEnterprise System Mainframe for shipment in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. IBM added a new, 56,000-square-foot, $30 million production floor to its Poughkeepsie plant in 2010 to manufacture the new computer. Altogether the zEnterprise System represents $1.5 billion in R&D investment for IBM and a three-year, 24-hour development cycle that spanned three continents and involved more than 5,000 IBMers working a total of 31 million hours.

  • IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe photo

    IBM zEnterprise System Mainframe: First Production from a New Facility 3

    Date added: 22 Jul 2010

    IBM employees Einar Norman, (left) Plattekill, N.Y. and Richard Lane, Rosendale, N.Y., prepare IBM’s new zEnterprise System Mainframe for shipment in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. IBM added a new, 56,000-square-foot, $30 million production floor to its Poughkeepsie plant in 2010 to manufacture the new computer. Altogether the zEnterprise System represents $1.5 billion in R&D investment for IBM and a three-year, 24-hour development cycle that spanned three continents and involved more than 5,000 IBMers working a total of 31 million hours (Feature Photo Service for IBM).


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